New Indicator


Percentage of children and youth who meet National Sleep Foundation/Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (for sleep: uninterrupted 9-11 hours per night for children aged 6–13 years, 8-10 hours per night for those aged 14-17 years).

Key Findings
  • 32% of 7- to 12-year-olds met the recommended amount of sleep duration per night, i.e., ≥ 9 hours.
  • 93.2% of children aged 9 years slept of ≥ 7 hours per night.
  • 45% of children with a mean age of 7.6 years met the sleep recommendation (≥ 9 hours per night).
  • 27.4% (school day) and 86.4% (holiday) of adolescents slept > 8 hours per night.

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