Students in grades 6 to 12 who often or always go to school or to bed hungry because there is not enough food at home (reflection of food poverty or students living in low socio-economic conditions)

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
7.5
7.3 - 7.7
6.3
5.0
4.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
7.4
7.0 - 7.8
6.5
5.2
5.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
7.5
7.1 - 7.9
6.3
5.0
4.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
7.0
6.6 - 7.4
5.5
5.0
4.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
6.7
5.9 - 7.4
6.2
3.8
4.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
9.2
7.9 - 10.6
8.6
5.4
5.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
8.4
7.7 - 9.2
7.6
5.1
6.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
8.2
7.3 - 9.2
6.8
5.5
5.5
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
8.3
7.1 - 9.4
7.4
4.2
5.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
8.4
7.1 - 9.7
8.1
6.9
8.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
9.8
8.0 - 11.6
7.6
5.9
4.9
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
9.8
7.7 - 11.9
6.9
4.3
6.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
8.4
6.3 - 10.4
10.0
4.7
6.1
Dieppe and Memramcook
7.1
6.1 - 8.1
7.3
5.0
4.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
9.5
6.7 - 12.2
6.3
6.0
4.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
5.9
4.9 - 6.9
6.9
3.9
4.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
6.9
5.9 - 8.0
5.4
4.2
3.1
Fredericton
5.9
5.3 - 6.4
4.7
4.5
4.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
8.2
4.0
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
8.5
7.1 - 10.0
6.7
3.7
3.8
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
11.9
8.0 - 15.7
9.1
5.6
4.8
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
4.7
2.8 - 6.6
S
3.1
4.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
10.2
7.7 - 12.6
7.3
7.1
6.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
8.0
7.0 - 9.0
6.8
5.4
5.6
Moncton
7.0
6.5 - 7.6
5.8
4.3
4.3
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
7.6
5.5 - 9.7
6.1
4.9
4.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
10.2
7.1 - 13.3
7.4
6.1
4.9
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
6.4
4.2 - 8.5
3.7
6.5
4.6
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
8.2
7.1 - 9.4
6.9
6.3
6.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
9.9
7.6 - 12.2
7.7
5.0
5.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
6.8
6.0 - 7.5
5.3
3.9
4.2
Riverview and Coverdale
6.6
5.5 - 7.7
4.2
5.0
5.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
7.2
5.4 - 9.0
4.0
5.9
5.0
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
7.8
7.1 - 8.4
6.8
5.9
5.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
7.8
6.3 - 9.4
8.8
5.9
3.9
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
9.6
7.9 - 11.3
9.7
7.0
6.0
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
8.9
6.9 - 10.9
7.2
6.2
5.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
10.2
8.0 - 12.4
7.4
5.1
2.8
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
7.2
5.7 - 8.6
4.1
3.8
4.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
7.4
6.1 - 8.7
6.9
5.7
4.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
7.6
6.1 - 9.1
8.7
6.7
6.5
School districts
Anglophone East School District
6.8
6.3 - 7.2
5.4
4.6
4.5
Anglophone North School District
8.1
7.4 - 8.9
6.8
5.9
5.6
Anglophone South School District
7.5
7.1 - 8.0
6.1
5.0
4.4
Anglophone West School District
6.9
6.5 - 7.3
5.3
4.9
4.6
Anglophone sector
7.2
7.0 - 7.4
5.7
5.0
4.6
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
8.8
8.1 - 9.6
8.4
4.9
6.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
6.9
6.0 - 7.7
6.5
3.9
4.3
District scolaire francophone Sud
8.3
7.6 - 8.9
8.0
5.8
5.5
Francophone sector
8.2
7.8 - 8.6
7.9
5.2
5.5
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
7.8
7.4 - 8.1
7.3
5.2
4.7
Grades 9 to 12
7.3
7.0 - 7.6
5.6
4.9
5.0
Gender
Woman/Girl
6.0
5.7 - 6.3
4.8
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
8.0
7.6 - 8.3
7.0
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
12.7
11.4 - 13.9
11.1
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
6.7
6.4 - 7.0
5.5
4.5
n/a
Male
8.0
7.7 - 8.4
7.1
5.5
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
10.1
9.5 - 10.6
8.2
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual
6.6
6.3 - 6.8
5.5
n/a
n/a
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
10.2
9.7 - 10.8
8.3
n/a
n/a
Non LGBTQ2+ person
6.5
6.3 - 6.8
5.4
n/a
n/a
Race
White
6.5
6.2 - 6.7
5.1
n/a
n/a
South Asian
7.1
5.2 - 9.1
6.1
n/a
n/a
Other
11.6
9.6 - 13.5
6.2
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
8.7
7.1 - 10.2
5.5
n/a
n/a
Latino
9.1
7.3 - 10.8
6.1
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
7.6
6.6 - 8.6
6.6
n/a
n/a
Black
11.7
10.4 - 13.0
10.5
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
12.3
11.2 - 13.4
11.2
9.4
8.9
Non-Indigenous
6.3
6.1 - 6.6
5.5
4.5
4.7
Food poverty
Food poverty
100.0
100.0 - 100.0
100.0
n/a
n/a
No food poverty
0.0
0.0
n/a
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
7.0
6.4 - 7.6
6.0
5.1
n/a
Non-immigrants
7.5
7.3 - 7.8
6.4
5.0
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
11.0
10.6 - 11.5
8.6
n/a
n/a
No special need
5.5
5.3 - 5.7
5.1
n/a
n/a
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 often or always go to school or to bed hungry because there is not enough food at home (reflection of food poverty or students living in low socio-economic conditions).

Source

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

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "often or always" by the number of respondents who answered "never, sometimes, often or always" to the question: Some young people go to school or to bed hungry because there is not enough food at home. How often does this happen to you?

Notes

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_FIN01_1

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