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

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2021-2022
Province
New Brunswick
26.5
26.1 - 27.0
28.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
26.2
25.4 - 27.1
28.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
25.3
24.4 - 26.3
26.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
26.3
25.4 - 27.3
27.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
27.8
25.9 - 29.7
29.8
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
27.6
24.7 - 30.5
33.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
28.0
26.3 - 29.7
29.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
31.0
29.0 - 33.1
32.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
27.0
24.6 - 29.5
27.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
31.5
28.5 - 34.6
39.2
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
27.7
23.8 - 31.6
35.4
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
20.9
16.9 - 24.9
27.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
27.4
23.0 - 31.9
30.4
Dieppe and Memramcook
20.3
18.2 - 22.4
23.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
44.4
37.8 - 51.0
37.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
28.4
25.7 - 31.0
30.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
28.4
26.0 - 30.7
31.3
Fredericton
23.6
22.3 - 25.0
24.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
34.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
25.8
22.7 - 28.9
27.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
32.0
25.3 - 38.7
26.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
30.5
25.1 - 36.0
29.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
35.3
30.4 - 40.1
34.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
31.0
28.9 - 33.2
32.4
Moncton
25.0
23.7 - 26.2
27.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
25.3
21.0 - 29.6
28.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
30.9
23.8 - 38.1
34.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
19.9
15.3 - 24.6
25.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
26.6
24.2 - 29.0
29.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
33.7
28.9 - 38.5
37.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
19.8
18.3 - 21.4
18.8
Riverview and Coverdale
28.5
26.0 - 31.0
26.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
29.0
24.9 - 33.1
23.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
26.4
25.0 - 27.8
29.5
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
30.9
27.5 - 34.3
33.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
28.8
25.1 - 32.4
32.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
37.1
32.2 - 41.9
39.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
34.5
29.9 - 39.0
35.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
31.9
28.5 - 35.4
28.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
25.0
22.2 - 27.9
31.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
29.2
25.5 - 32.8
28.8
School districts
Anglophone East School District
27.5
26.4 - 28.6
27.9
Anglophone North School District
30.7
29.0 - 32.4
33.3
Anglophone South School District
25.4
24.5 - 26.4
27.2
Anglophone West School District
26.4
25.5 - 27.4
28.0
Anglophone sector
26.8
26.3 - 27.4
28.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
27.6
26.0 - 29.3
30.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
27.8
25.8 - 29.8
29.4
District scolaire francophone Sud
23.8
22.4 - 25.1
26.9
Francophone sector
25.7
24.8 - 26.7
28.4
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
29.5
28.7 - 30.3
31.1
Grades 9 to 12
25.2
24.6 - 25.7
27.0
Gender
Woman/Girl
20.6
19.9 - 21.3
21.9
Man/Boy
30.6
29.9 - 31.2
33.0
Non-binary
34.2
31.4 - 36.9
32.9
Sex at birth
Female
21.6
21.0 - 22.3
22.9
Male
30.6
29.9 - 31.3
32.9
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
30.9
29.7 - 32.1
32.5
Heterosexual
25.4
24.9 - 26.0
27.2
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
30.7
29.5 - 31.9
32.4
Non LGBTQ2+ person
25.5
24.9 - 26.0
27.2
Race
White
26.2
25.6 - 26.7
27.4
South Asian
23.1
18.8 - 27.4
23.5
Other
26.2
22.9 - 29.6
31.0
Middle Eastern
29.9
26.6 - 33.3
32.8
Latino
26.5
23.0 - 30.1
27.1
East/Southeast Asian
20.3
18.2 - 22.4
21.5
Black
30.3
27.9 - 32.6
38.0
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
34.4
32.3 - 36.5
38.7
Non-Indigenous
25.4
24.9 - 25.9
27.2
Food poverty
Food poverty
29.7
27.8 - 31.5
32.0
No food poverty
26.3
25.8 - 26.8
27.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
21.8
20.5 - 23.1
24.5
Non-immigrants
27.1
26.6 - 27.6
28.7
Special needs
Has a special need
28.8
28.0 - 29.7
30.9
No special need
25.3
24.7 - 25.9
27.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

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?

Notes

This indicator has replaced SH_BMI02_3, which was previously available on our Web site. Due to changes in our calculation methodology for the 2021-2022 edition of the questionnaire, this indicator cannot be compared to previous versions. Users are advised to exercise caution if comparing data from the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area to other New Brunswick communities. The data for the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area is based on students in grades 6 to 8, while data from the other communities are based on students in grades 6 to 12. Survey results are assigned to communities based on the location of the school. The community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area does not have any schools with grades 9 to 12.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_BMI03_1

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