Updated on December 12, 2012
Institut national de santé publique du Québec.
Statistics Canada. National Population Health Survey, 1994-1995 and Canadian Community Health Survey, 2003 and 2007-2008.
|The proportion of 12 to 17 years old female Quebecers active during their leisure time increased from 21% in 1994-1995 to 33% in 2009-2010. Most of the improvement occurred in the 1990s; there has been a stabilization of the proportion the early 2000s. Among boys, this proportion has remained unchanged since 1994-1995, at roughly one boy out of two (48%). Therefore, the proportion of active teenagers has remained higher for boys than for girls throughout the entire period under review.
* Coefficient of variation higher than 15% and lower than or equal to 25%. The value must be interpreted with caution.
1. The results pertain to physical activity over a three-month period. Since data collection was spread over 12 or 24 consecutive months depending on the year of the survey, each percentage represents the average for the total period. This data collection method takes into account seasonal variations.
2. In the case of this indicator, the data are not all comparable from one survey or one cycle to another. See the recommendations in the documents "Comparabilité des données de l'ESCC, cycle 2007-2008" and "Étude de la comparabilité entre les cycles 1.1, 2.1 et 3.1 de l'ESCC" on the comparability of Canadian Community Health Survey data.
3. For more information on the definitions and for examples, consult the text by Nolin & Hamel, 2006, (see Appendix 2, p. 13-16).
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