Students in grades 6 to 12 who report having felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities in the last 12 months (symptoms of depression)

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
41.7
37.6
31.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
40.4
36.2
28.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
45.1
42.0
34.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
44.0
40.3
34.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
32.8
26.2
24.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
40.8
35.0
29.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
36.0
30.7
26.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
43.4
37.8
35.0
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
40.2
33.5
29.2
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
39.2
36.8
32.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
40.9
35.7
25.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
30.0
29.6
20.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
40.8
34.1
33.4
Dieppe and Memramcook
29.9
24.5
18.8
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
40.3
34.5
36.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
32.6
26.3
23.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
43.3
37.8
31.7
Fredericton
41.7
38.4
30.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
42.1
27.4
22.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
32.4
28.9
27.5
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
54.5
41.1
23.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
35.3
22.7
19.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
45.3
40.9
39.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
43.6
39.4
35.2
Moncton
41.8
36.8
30.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
50.7
42.1
34.4
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
41.1
23.8
33.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
38.6
41.0
32.3
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
49.0
49.4
43.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
52.1
41.3
33.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
41.3
39.2
30.8
Riverview and Coverdale
47.0
42.8
34.3
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
44.9
41.1
30.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
46.5
45.0
36.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
45.2
45.8
33.7
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
34.3
31.4
23.1
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
31.8
27.3
24.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
47.0
44.4
35.8
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
45.9
38.4
33.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
47.6
42.6
32.5
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
34.2
27.6
27.2
School districts
Anglophone East School District
45.9
41.8
32.8
Anglophone North School District
47.9
45.1
38.2
Anglophone South School District
45.4
42.7
34.3
Anglophone West School District
45.0
41.3
34.8
Anglophone sector
45.7
42.3
34.6
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
33.1
26.6
23.8
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
31.5
24.8
22.3
District scolaire francophone Sud
31.4
25.5
22.1
Francophone sector
31.9
25.7
22.8
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
34.9
30.2
23.4
Grades 9 to 12
46.7
42.8
36.4
Gender
Woman/Girl
49.8
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
29.5
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
75.9
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
52.9
45.9
n/a
Male
29.6
28.9
n/a
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
n/a
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
52.1
48.4
46.1
Non-Indigenous
40.9
36.8
30.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
41.0
35.6
n/a
Non-immigrants
41.8
37.7
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
59.8
n/a
n/a
No special need
31.9
n/a
n/a
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 report having felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities in the last 12 months (symptoms of depression).

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 answered "yes" by the number of respondents who answered "yes or no" to the question: During the last 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_DEP01_1