2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey Methodology


The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) has been conducted in BC public schools approximately every five years since 1992. The 2018 BC AHS was the sixth wave of the survey. The survey monitors the health promoting and health risk behaviours of youth in Grades 7–12 (12–19-year-olds), and is used to inform policies and programs for young people. It was administered in pencil and paper format to over 38,000 youth in 58 of BC’s 60 school districts.

Smith, A., Poon, C., Forsyth, K., & Saewyc, E. (2021). 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey Methodology. [Fact Sheet]. McCreary Centre Society. Available at www.mcs.bc.ca.