Find out about the health behaviours and experiences of young Yukoners

Every 4 years, Yukon students in Grade 6 to 10 complete a survey. This survey relays their feelings and experiences on health-related topics.

The study was completed in Yukon schools in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study considers mental and physical health of young Yukoners. It asks about behaviours such as:

  • substance use;
  • injuries;
  • bullying;
  • sedentary behaviour;
  • healthy eating;
  • physical activity; and
  • sleep.

The information collected from the study helps professionals to develop programs that support Yukon youth.

Researchers from Queen’s University analyze the data and share 2 reports.

Health and health-related behaviours among young people in Yukon

This report compares self-reported experiences of Yukon students. Researchers compare responses from different groups.

Responses are compared from:

  • students in Grade 6 to 8 to those in Grade 9 to 10;
  • students in Whitehorse to those in rural Yukon; and
  • students who identify as male to those who identify as female.

This survey also collects information and data from non-binary students. This information is kept confidential to protect their privacy.

Read this report

Health and health-related behaviours among youth in Yukon compared to youth in Canada

This report compares the health experiences of students in the Yukon to students in the rest of Canada.

Read this report



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