Québec Health Survey of High School Students (QHSHSS) 2010-11

Survey type:  cross-sectional survey; provincial and regional estimates (health regions).

Target population:  students in Secondary 1 to 5 enrolled in the youth sector, in Québec public or private, French or English schools, in the fall 2010, excluding those in vocational training centres, schools located in health regions 17 (Nunavik) and 18 (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 department or the federal government) and schools comprising at least 30% of students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties (SHSMLD).

Sample: 63,196 .

Major themes: perception of health status; respiratory health; eating habits; sexual behaviours (14 years and over); weight and body image; oral health; smoking; alcohol consumption; drug use; work experience; recreational and transportation-related physical activity; mental health; social skills; school environment; family environment; peer characteristics; sociodemographic conditions; sociodemographic characteristics.

Survey website

Microdata file available at the Centre d'accès aux données de recherche of the Institut de la statistique du Québec (CADRISQ).

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