Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Physical Activity

Youth Physical Activity

Overall Results
By Sex
By Grade
By Socioeconomic Status

For a youth (12 to 17 years) to be classified as being “physically active” according to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CPAG), they need to accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

Overall Results

According to the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), about one-quarter (24% (21.9%, 27.0%)) of Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12) reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day. This was similar to the 22% (20.7%, 23.9%) of Ontario students that reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day.

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By Sex

In 2015 among Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12), twice the percentage of male students reported daily physical activity of at least 60 minutes when compared with female students: 33% (28.5%, 37.9%) for male students vs. 15% (12.0%, 18.9%) for female students.

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By Grade

In 2015 among Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12), significantly more elementary students in grades seven or eight reported daily physical activity of at least 60 minutes when compared with high school students: 36% (30.5%, 41.1%) for grade seven or eight students vs. 20% (17.6%, 22.5%) for high school students.

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By Socioeconomic Status

In 2015 among Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12), daily physical activity of at least 60 minutes is highest among those with the highest perceived socioeconomic status (SES).

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