n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About this Table

Content and description

This table presents data collected from students in grades 6 to 12 through the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey (SWS). It contains self-reported information regarding the physical health of New Brunswick students in grades 6 to 12. Topics include general health, physical activity, screen time, sleep, healthy eating, safety, and sexual violence.

The questionnaire comprises modules, which means that certain questions are asked every other cycle.

Why it is important

When students are supported in adopting positive health behaviours, they build a lifestyle that will prevent diseases and maintain good health for them in the long term. By better understanding the health behaviours of students, we can better plan for services and allocate resources to support a healthier lifestyle for them and our communities.

Availability of the data

The information in this data table is available by school district, school sector and overall New Brunswick, as well as by the seven (7) New Brunswick health zones and 33 communities created by the NBHC. More information is available on our New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey page.

Note about 2021-2022 data

The methodology of the 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was significantly changed. This was the first cycle to adopt online data collection, and a shorter data collection period. Also, the survey questionnaire was thoroughly revised for this cycle. Many questions were removed or amended. As such, some indicators are no longer comparable to previous years. As such, caution always needs to be exercised when attempting to compare the results of the survey with results from prior survey cycles outside of what is displayed in this Data Table.

The 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools may have had lower participation from their students than previous years. Some students may have participated to the survey during periods of remote learning.