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    Québec Health Survey of High School Students (QHSHSS)

    Type of survey

    Cross-sectional survey; representative at the provincial and regional levels, and at the local level for certain regions.

    Targeted population

    Students in Secondary 1 to 5 enrolled in the youth sector in Québec public and private, French- and English-language schools in 16 health regions, excluding students in vocational training centres, schools located in the regions of Nunavik and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James, schools where the language of instruction is an Aboriginal language, schools outside the school board network (under the authority of another ministry or the federal government), and schools comprising at least 30% of students with handicaps or serious behavioural problems.

    Sample

    • 2016-2017: 62,277 students in 465 schools.
    • 2010-2011: 63,196 students in 470 schools.

    Themes

    2016-2017

    Mental health and social adjustment: social environment (family, friends, school and community); self-esteem and social skills; violence; mental health; risk of dropping out of school.

    Physical health and lifestyle habits: perception of health status; respiratory health; work experiences and injuries; eating habits; recreational and transportation-related physical activity; sleep; weight status, body image and actions taken to manage weight; tobacco use; alcohol use; drug use; sexual behaviours and orientation (14 years and over).

    2010-2011

    Mental health and social adjustment: social environment (family, school and friends); self-esteem and social skills; violence; mental health; risk of dropping out of school.

    Physical health and lifestyle habits: perception of health status; respiratory health; work experiences and injuries; eating habits; recreational and transportation-related physical activity; oral health; weight status, body image and actions taken to manage weight; cigarette smoking; alcohol use; drug use; sexual behaviours (14 years and over).

     

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