Students in grades 6 to 12 who have a low level of mental fitness

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
22.2
22.4
20.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
21.8
22.3
19.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
24.8
24.9
22.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
23.6
24.1
23.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
14.9
13.1
15.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
22.1
22.7
20.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
17.1
17.8
16.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
22.9
22.4
23.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
19.6
18.7
20.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
23.2
24.9
22.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
20.9
22.7
18.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
16.3
19.9
13.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
23.9
22.7
21.5
Dieppe and Memramcook
12.9
14.2
10.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
23.0
22.6
26.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
13.3
12.7
14.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
22.7
23.3
21.7
Fredericton
21.4
21.4
19.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
20.6
21.6
11.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
19.0
17.9
18.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
29.7
26.7
18.2
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
11.7
9.3
11.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
27.1
29.7
28.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
23.1
22.9
23.8
Moncton
22.2
21.4
19.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
27.2
22.4
23.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
21.7
17.5
17.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
23.0
25.4
29.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
28.1
29.9
29.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
29.7
30.2
26.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
23.2
21.8
21.1
Riverview and Coverdale
25.2
27.7
22.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
25.4
23.6
23.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
24.8
26.3
23.2
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
29.3
33.2
29.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
19.2
19.6
14.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
15.2
16.0
16.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
28.9
29.3
23.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
27.2
23.4
24.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
25.7
26.7
23.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
13.9
15.8
15.5
School districts
Anglophone East School District
25.5
26.0
22.8
Anglophone North School District
25.1
26.6
26.5
Anglophone South School District
25.0
25.2
22.8
Anglophone West School District
24.1
24.7
24.1
Anglophone sector
24.8
25.4
23.7
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
16.5
16.3
14.9
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
13.5
11.6
13.8
District scolaire francophone Sud
16.1
15.6
12.8
Francophone sector
15.7
15.1
13.7
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
21.0
20.8
17.6
Grades 9 to 12
23.1
23.6
23.1
Gender
Woman/Girl
21.0
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
19.4
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
49.2
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
24.5
21.9
n/a
Male
19.5
22.9
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
37.1
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual
18.0
n/a
n/a
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
37.2
n/a
n/a
Non LGBTQ2+ person
17.9
n/a
n/a
Race
White
21.3
n/a
n/a
South Asian
17.6
n/a
n/a
Other
23.9
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
19.4
n/a
n/a
Latino
25.4
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
22.0
n/a
n/a
Black
24.6
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
30.6
30.7
30.2
Non-Indigenous
21.3
21.5
20.3
Food poverty
Food poverty
42.3
n/a
n/a
No food poverty
20.5
n/a
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
20.0
20.0
n/a
Non-immigrants
22.4
22.6
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
32.9
n/a
n/a
No special need
16.4
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 have a low level of mental fitness. Students are given a 'total mental fitness score' based on their responses to 18 individual questions, and a cutoff is used to identify students with a low mental fitness score.

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 total mental fitness score lower than a specified cutoff by the number of respondents who described their feelings and ideas for at least 9 of the following 18 questionnaire items: I feel I do things well at school, my teachers like me and care about me, I feel free to express myself at home, I feel my teachers think I am good at things, I like to spend time with my parents, I feel free to express myself with my friends, I feel I do things well at home, my parents like me and care about me, I feel I have a choice about when and how to do my schoolwork, I feel my parents think that I am good at things, I like to be with my teachers, I feel I have a choice about which activities to do with my friends, I feel I do things well when I am with my friends, my friends like me and care about me, I feel free to express myself at school, I feel my friends think I am good at things, I like to spend time with my friends and I feel like I have a choice about when and how to do my household chores. The response options for these 18 items are: : really false for me, sort of false for me, sort of true for me and really true for me.

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

%

NBHC code

SH_MEFLO_1