[DISCONTINUED] Students in grades 6 to 12 who are overweight or obese (based on self-reported height and weight)

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
27.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
26.7
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
25.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
27.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
29.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
30.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
28.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
31.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
26.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
38.2
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
33.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
24.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
26.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
20.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
35.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
28.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
33.1
Fredericton
22.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
20.6
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
34.7
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
33.3
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
29.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
33.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
31.5
Moncton
25.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
32.1
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
36.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
25.4
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
30.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
31.7
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
19.2
Riverview and Coverdale
23.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
26.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
28.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
28.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
26.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
33.3
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
28.9
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
29.9
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
30.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
34.8
School districts
Anglophone East School District
26.3
Anglophone North School District
33.4
Anglophone South School District
25.9
Anglophone West School District
27.8
Anglophone sector
27.4
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
29.1
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
28.9
District scolaire francophone Sud
24.7
Francophone sector
26.9
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
27.2
Grades 9 to 12
27.3
Sex at birth
Female
24.1
Male
30.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
33.4
Non-Indigenous
26.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
22.6
Non-immigrants
27.7
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

THIS INDICATOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH "SH_BMI03_1". This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 6 to 12 who are overweight or obese (based on self-reported height and weight).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Student Wellness Survey - Grades 6-12

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who "have a BMI higher than an age/gender specific cutoff" by the number of respondents who "give their height and their weight". The BMI is obtained by dividing the weight in kilograms by the height in square metres. Conversions are applied to obtain the correct unit of measure from the following questions: How much do you weigh without your shoes on? And how tall are you without your shoes on?

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_BMI02_3