Student Survey

How did we collect this information?

Toronto Public Health, with support from Toronto's public school boards, conducted a school-based student survey in 2014 to assess the health and health behaviours of adolescent students. Public Health Nurses and Dental Hygienists and Assistants visited 466 classrooms at 165 schools during a seven week period between January and March 2014. The sample size included from 6,053 Grade 7 to 12 students in Toronto's four public Boards.

Data were collected on issues related to:

  • Well-being and mental health
  • Bullying and violence
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Nutrition and body size
  • Tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
  • Sexual health
  • Dental and oral health

The Student Survey collected health information from students through: