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Canada Health Behavior in School-Aged Children Survey 2009-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO Collaborative Cross-National Survey (HBSC) 2009/2011
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2010
Series or system 
Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) 2009-2011 surveys collected health and social information from 11-, 13-, and 15-year old students in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. The self-completed questionnaire collected information on students' health status, health behaviors, physical activity, sexual behavior, and substance use. The use of a standardized questionnaire allows for data analysis at the national level as well as comparison of data across countries.

The total sample size for the survey was 213,595 students. The sample size for Canada was 15,919 students.