Students in grades K to 5 who have a healthy weight, based on height and weight reported by a parent

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Year 2016-2017 Academic Year 2013-2014
Province
New Brunswick
n/a
57.9
57.0
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
n/a
60.8
59.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
n/a
55.0
55.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
n/a
58.7
54.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
n/a
58.4
56.7
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
n/a
54.5
60.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
n/a
58.3
58.8
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
n/a
51.2
54.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
n/a
57.8
61.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
52.3
51.0
52.3
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
n/a
52.9
55.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
n/a
58.2
56.7
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
n/a
55.3
63.6
Dieppe and Memramcook
n/a
66.8
66.8
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
49.3
49.6
47.2
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
59.8
58.9
57.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
55.7
47.5
49.6
Fredericton
n/a
62.6
58.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
62.8
53.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
54.5
57.8
49.8
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
n/a
59.2
19.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
n/a
57.9
66.9
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
43.0
53.5
41.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
n/a
51.6
53.8
Moncton
n/a
59.1
58.3
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
n/a
58.8
51.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
48.0
47.9
57.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
65.6
65.9
50.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
n/a
61.2
61.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
n/a
45.7
44.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
n/a
62.5
60.8
Riverview and Coverdale
59.5
61.8
61.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
48.3
64.6
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
n/a
52.4
52.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
n/a
59.7
61.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
n/a
61.1
57.5
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
50.0
53.1
48.3
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
n/a
47.5
51.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
44.8
47.5
57.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
58.3
51.7
53.8
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
63.6
62.2
60.9
School districts
Anglophone East School District
n/a
58.4
59.3
Anglophone North School District
n/a
50.5
52.1
Anglophone South School District
n/a
54.8
55.3
Anglophone West School District
n/a
57.9
53.7
Anglophone sector
n/a
56.3
55.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
n/a
58.4
58.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
n/a
58.6
56.4
District scolaire francophone Sud
n/a
63.9
63.5
Francophone sector
n/a
61.3
60.6
Gender
Woman/Girl
n/a
59.7
58.9
Man/Boy
n/a
56.1
55.1
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 K to 5 who have a healthy weight, based on their height and weight. Survey responses for height and weight of the student are provided by the parent.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, New Brunswick Elementary Student Wellness Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing "the number of respondents who reported a height and weight for their child that leads to a BMI (body mass index) within 2 age/gender specific cutoffs" by "the number of respondents who reported a height and weight for their child". 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: "Your child’s height, without shoes is: " and "Your child’s height, without shoes is: ".

Notes

The 2019-2020 edition of this survey was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the number of schools that participated is much lower than other editions of the survey, results at the provincial level were deemed not representative of the total student population. Therefore, survey results for New Brunswick, health zones and demographic groups are not available for the 2019-2020 edition. However, results are available for communities in which the number of participating schools was deemed sufficient to be representative of the student population in that community.

Unit

%

NBHC code

SP_BMI02_1