Sixth, dietary behaviours, a key risk factor of childhood weight status, were not measured in the NLSCY
The data used for this analysis were the three most recent cycles, 6-8, of the NLSCY
, a prospective, longitudinal nationally representative study of Canadian children.
Over the first four cycles, the NLSCY
collected information on children, their families, health, development, temperament, behaviour, relationships, school experiences, participation in activities, among other aspects (Statistics Canada, 1999).
sample was allocated so that each of the 10 Canadian provinces contributed the appropriate proportion of participants (Atlantic provinces, 23.
The second panel of Table 1 exploits the multi-period information available in the NLSCY
to report percentages of children in our longitudinal cohort who did not experience any poverty during our study period, who experienced poverty in only one year (regardless of which year), in any two years or in all three years, respectively.
The appendix includes a listing of all items selected from the NLSCY
for the current analysis.
6 The NLSCY
was a long-term survey conducted jointly by Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) since 1994, and collected data on the development and well-being of Canadian children on a biennial basis until 2009.
It is expected that information from the NLSCY
will provide strategic insight for the formulation of more effective programs and policies for children at risk.
Reasons for the higher overall rates found in the NLSCY
data are partly attributable to differences in survey methodologies and measurement of delinquency.
8) The self-esteem questionnaire, suicide ideation and self-reported health were also taken from the NLSCY