Table

zone
Community
Fredericton
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
General health
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2021-2022
56.5
53.2
54.5
Overweight or obese % | 2021-2022
24.1
27.4
28.3
Movement and rest
Physical activity
Daily moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2021-2022
22.9
23.3
22.2
School commute
Commutes actively % | 2018-2019
7.6
6.7
7.0
Commutes inactively % | 2018-2019
77.5
79.5
77.9
Mixed (actively and inactively) % | 2018-2019
14.9
13.8
15.1
Leisure screen time
Has 2 hours or less of screen time, weekdays % | 2021-2022
17.1
15.5
14.5
Has more than 2 hours of screen time, weekdays % | 2021-2022
82.9
84.5
85.5
Has 2 hours or less of screen time, weekends % | 2021-2022
14.9
14.0
13.9
Has more than 2 hours of screen time, weekends % | 2021-2022
85.1
86.0
86.1
Sleep
Sleeps 8 hours or more % | 2021-2022
29.2
28.0
30.2
Uses an electronic device before bed % | 2021-2022
86.2
88.4
89.4
Uses it 1 to 3 nights a week % | 2021-2022
15.9
14.2
13.1
Uses it every night % | 2021-2022
58.0
62.4
65.2
Has trouble going to sleep % | 2021-2022
62.8
65.5
65.1
Healthy eating
Food choices
Eats 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit per day % | 2021-2022
50.6
46.6
45.9
Eats highly processed foods 1 time or less per day % | 2021-2022
36.6
34.6
36.7
Drinks sugary drinks % | 2021-2022
64.6
69.7
68.8
Drinks high energy drinks % | 2021-2022
13.3
16.0
16.0
Eating habits
Did not eat fast food, last 7 days % | 2021-2022
34.2
33.2
33.0
Ate fast food 3 times or more, last 7 days % | 2021-2022
11.5
11.8
12.7
Did not eat while using an electronic device, last 7 days % | 2021-2022
25.8
24.2
26.7
Ate 7 times or more while using an electronic device, last 7 days % | 2021-2022
18.5
20.1
19.5
Eats the evening meal with family or friends, daily % | 2021-2022
42.8
42.4
44.5
Eats the evening meal with family or friends, most days % | 2021-2022
59.5
58.1
60.3
Eats breakfast, daily % | 2021-2022
39.2
34.0
36.2
Eats breakfast, most days % | 2021-2022
51.8
45.4
48.2
Barriers to daily breakfast
No time % | 2021-2022
26.2
26.4
24.8
Not hungry % | 2021-2022
31.6
33.9
34.8
Feels sick after breakfast % | 2021-2022
16.5
18.4
17.2
Tries to lose weight % | 2021-2022
10.6
10.7
10.0
Has nothing to eat at home % | 2021-2022
3.3
3.4
3.6
Safety
Driver of an off-road vehicle - under the influence of alcohol or drugs, last 12 months % | 2018-2019
6.3
8.7
9.3
Passenger in an on-road vehicle - driven by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, last 12 months % | 2018-2019
13.9
16.2
17.2
Wears a helmet when biking % | 2018-2019
40.4
33.2
31.0
Has been injured and had to be treated % | 2018-2019
29.7
31.5
30.1
Sexual violence
Has been sexually violated % | 2018-2019
9.5
9.5
10.4
Victim of dating violence, last 12 months (among those who dated) % | 2018-2019
14.5
15.9
16.6
Knows when legally able to consent to sexual activity % | 2018-2019
76.2
72.6
71.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

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.
 

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 for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. 
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.