Citizens who reported having 5 or more drinks (men) or 4 or more drinks (women) on one occasion, at least once per month in the past 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
26.9
26.1 - 27.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
26.7
25.2 - 28.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
27.4
25.7 - 29.1
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
23.9
22.4 - 25.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
27.5
24.9 - 30.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
27.3
24.0 - 30.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
23.5
21.5 - 25.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
23.5
20.3 - 26.8
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
26.1
22.2 - 29.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
25.5
22.1 - 28.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
27.7
23.0 - 32.4
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
29.7
25.2 - 34.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
26.8
22.3 - 31.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
26.0
22.2 - 29.8
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
22.2
17.6 - 26.8
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
28.4
24.4 - 32.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
22.8
19.2 - 26.5
Fredericton
21.6
18.6 - 24.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
27.6
22.2 - 33.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
25.0
20.8 - 29.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
24.0
17.5 - 30.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
30.5
23.5 - 37.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
28.7
22.9 - 34.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
23.0
19.3 - 26.8
Moncton
25.1
21.8 - 28.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
24.0
19.2 - 28.8
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
26.1
19.5 - 32.7
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
25.2
21.3 - 29.0
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
25.9
21.8 - 29.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
20.9
15.9 - 25.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
26.0
22.3 - 29.6
Riverview and Coverdale
30.9
26.7 - 35.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
27.6
22.6 - 32.6
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
24.3
21.0 - 27.5
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
27.8
21.6 - 34.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
29.1
24.2 - 34.1
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
22.1
17.8 - 26.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
23.5
18.9 - 28.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
24.6
20.4 - 28.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
24.3
20.3 - 28.3
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
22.9
19.0 - 26.8
Age
18-64
30.0
28.9 - 31.0
65 and over
13.1
12.2 - 14.0
Sex at birth
Female
20.0
19.2 - 20.9
Male
31.4
30.1 - 32.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
26.9
22.7 - 31.1
Heterosexual people
25.7
25.0 - 26.5
Language
Preferred language of service: English
25.0
24.1 - 25.9
Preferred language of service: French
27.0
25.6 - 28.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
34.3
29.1 - 39.5
Non-Indigenous
25.4
24.7 - 26.2
Immigrant
Immigrants
16.4
13.7 - 19.0
Non-immigrants
26.3
25.6 - 27.1
Education level
High school or less
23.7
22.5 - 24.8
Postsecondary
26.7
25.8 - 27.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
18.5
16.9 - 20.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
24.8
23.6 - 26.0
$60,000 or more
29.6
28.4 - 30.8
Persons with a disability
Without disability
28.9
28.0 - 29.8
With disability
18.8
17.6 - 20.1
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who reported having 5 or more drinks (men) or 4 or more drinks (women) on one occasion, at least once per month in the past 12 months.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "once a month, 2 to 3 times a month, once a week, 2 to 5 times a week, daily or almost daily" by the number of respondents who answered "I have never done this, I did not have 5 (for men)/4 (for women) or more drinks on one occasion in the last 12 months, less than once a month, once a month, 2 to 3 times a month, once a week, 2 to 5 times a week or daily or almost daily" to the question: How often in the past 12 months have you had, 4 for women and 5 for men, or more drinks on one occasion?

Notes

The 2020 edition of the Primary Health Survey (PHS) was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic did not influence the survey’s response rate, NBHC had to assess the impact of surveying during the pandemic. Accordingly, advanced statistical analyses were performed to allow for comparison between the results obtained in 2020 and those obtained in previous PHS cycles. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the PHS 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_ALC01_3