3.7.3 Percentage of Canadian students in Grades 6 through 10 who had spent four or more hours per week participating in outdoor play in free time, by gender and grade, Canada, 2014

Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
Boys 88 85 84 81 81
Girls 85 82 78 72 72

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Health Behaviour in School-aged Children in Canada: Focus on Relationships. 2015.

Between 81%-88% of boys and 72%-85% of girls in Grades 6 through 10 reported that they had engaged in at least four hours of outdoor play in in the past week during their free time.

Boys were more likely to participate in outdoor play than were girls.

The percentage of both boys and girls who participated in outdoor play declined with advancing grades.