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

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022
Province
New Brunswick
28.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
28.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
26.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
27.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
29.8
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
33.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
29.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
32.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
27.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
39.2
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
35.4
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
27.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
30.4
Dieppe and Memramcook
23.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
37.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
30.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
31.3
Fredericton
24.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
34.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
27.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
26.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
29.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
34.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
32.4
Moncton
27.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
28.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
34.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
25.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
29.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
37.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
18.8
Riverview and Coverdale
26.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
23.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
29.5
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
33.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
32.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
39.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
35.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
28.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
31.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
28.8
School districts
Anglophone East School District
27.9
Anglophone North School District
33.3
Anglophone South School District
27.2
Anglophone West School District
28.0
Anglophone sector
28.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
30.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
29.4
District scolaire francophone Sud
26.9
Francophone sector
28.4
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
31.1
Grades 9 to 12
27.0
Gender
Woman/Girl
21.9
Man/Boy
33.0
Non-binary
32.9
Sex at birth
Female
22.9
Male
32.9
Race
White
27.4
South Asian
23.5
Other
31.0
Middle Eastern
32.8
Latino
27.1
East/Southeast Asian
21.5
Black
38.0
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
38.7
Non-Indigenous
27.2
Immigrant
Immigrants
24.5
Non-immigrants
28.7
Special needs
Has a special need
30.9
No special need
27.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 6 to 12 who are considered to be overweight or obese (based on self-reported height and weight).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, New Brunswick 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

%

NBHC code

SH_BMI03_1