Citizens who strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
59.1
58.3 - 60.0
52.5
51.8 - 53.2
55.2
54.5 - 55.9
54.3
53.6 - 55.0
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
61.9
60.2 - 63.5
55.0
53.8 - 56.3
59.4
58.0 - 60.8
55.6
54.2 - 57.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
60.9
59.1 - 62.8
55.4
53.9 - 56.9
59.1
57.8 - 60.5
56.7
55.3 - 58.1
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
60.9
59.2 - 62.6
53.6
52.1 - 55.0
56.5
55.1 - 57.9
56.1
54.6 - 57.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
48.3
45.3 - 51.3
45.6
43.4 - 47.8
48.1
45.7 - 50.6
49.7
47.3 - 52.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
50.4
46.7 - 54.0
49.2
46.1 - 52.4
43.2
39.3 - 47.0
49.7
46.5 - 52.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
54.3
51.9 - 56.6
46.9
44.8 - 48.9
45.4
43.0 - 47.8
49.0
47.0 - 51.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
53.2
49.4 - 57.0
44.6
41.6 - 47.5
48.4
44.9 - 51.9
50.4
47.8 - 52.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
60.7
56.5 - 65.0
54.5
51.2 - 57.7
49.9
45.9 - 53.9
55.3
52.0 - 58.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
52.1
48.3 - 56.0
43.9
40.3 - 47.5
51.4
47.6 - 55.2
49.9
46.1 - 53.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
51.4
46.1 - 56.6
51.3
46.9 - 55.7
43.8
38.4 - 49.3
50.0
45.0 - 55.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
46.5
41.6 - 51.4
43.3
38.6 - 47.9
48.9
43.7 - 54.1
41.2
37.0 - 45.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
49.4
44.3 - 54.4
47.4
42.9 - 52.0
42.5
36.9 - 48.1
49.4
45.2 - 53.6
Dieppe and Memramcook
68.6
64.6 - 72.6
59.2
56.0 - 62.5
61.1
56.1 - 66.1
53.9
48.8 - 59.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
62.7
57.3 - 68.0
54.7
50.0 - 59.4
60.8
56.0 - 65.7
59.3
54.7 - 63.8
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
49.5
45.1 - 53.8
46.6
43.7 - 49.6
50.2
47.1 - 53.3
49.7
46.2 - 53.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
59.8
55.5 - 64.1
51.9
47.8 - 56.0
50.3
47.3 - 53.2
46.6
43.2 - 49.9
Fredericton
59.2
55.6 - 62.8
54.4
51.4 - 57.5
56.5
53.1 - 60.0
60.2
56.6 - 63.7
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
65.1
59.3 - 70.9
54.6
49.5 - 59.8
61.8
56.9 - 66.7
57.3
51.9 - 62.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
47.5
42.6 - 52.4
47.8
43.8 - 51.8
45.2
40.8 - 49.6
51.0
46.6 - 55.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
65.5
58.2 - 72.7
48.3
41.7 - 54.8
58.0
51.3 - 64.7
52.7
46.4 - 58.9
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
44.8
37.3 - 52.3
36.1
29.9 - 42.3
46.0
37.2 - 54.7
46.3
40.6 - 51.9
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
54.3
47.9 - 60.6
48.1
42.9 - 53.4
53.6
49.1 - 58.0
52.0
47.2 - 56.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
54.8
50.4 - 59.1
45.8
42.5 - 49.1
52.3
48.4 - 56.2
52.2
49.3 - 55.0
Moncton
61.6
57.9 - 65.3
57.9
55.4 - 60.4
64.3
61.7 - 66.9
59.3
56.6 - 62.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
62.4
56.9 - 67.8
50.7
45.9 - 55.5
55.5
51.4 - 59.6
51.4
46.8 - 56.1
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
44.9
37.4 - 52.4
38.0
31.4 - 44.6
32.6
25.1 - 40.1
42.7
37.2 - 48.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
65.0
60.8 - 69.2
55.5
51.4 - 59.6
58.0
54.0 - 61.9
60.2
56.2 - 64.3
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
64.8
60.4 - 69.2
59.6
55.6 - 63.6
61.4
57.7 - 65.2
59.6
55.2 - 64.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
58.2
52.2 - 64.3
42.6
37.4 - 47.8
57.9
53.0 - 62.8
48.2
43.0 - 53.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
60.7
56.7 - 64.8
56.9
53.9 - 60.0
63.2
60.1 - 66.3
60.4
57.2 - 63.7
Riverview and Coverdale
64.2
59.9 - 68.6
54.7
51.1 - 58.3
55.9
51.7 - 60.1
60.1
55.7 - 64.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
60.6
55.1 - 66.0
46.4
41.9 - 50.8
54.5
49.2 - 59.7
55.5
50.1 - 60.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
63.0
59.3 - 66.6
57.1
54.4 - 59.8
57.9
55.6 - 60.2
57.9
55.6 - 60.3
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
61.6
54.8 - 68.3
58.5
52.0 - 65.0
57.3
51.4 - 63.1
48.8
42.7 - 54.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
60.2
54.9 - 65.5
54.2
50.9 - 57.4
55.8
52.7 - 59.0
50.2
46.9 - 53.5
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
47.6
42.4 - 52.8
37.4
32.6 - 42.1
37.9
32.5 - 43.3
45.0
40.6 - 49.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
59.1
53.7 - 64.5
50.2
45.5 - 54.9
49.9
45.9 - 54.0
49.6
45.6 - 53.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
62.8
58.1 - 67.6
55.3
50.6 - 60.0
62.5
58.1 - 67.0
48.7
44.0 - 53.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
52.5
47.9 - 57.2
49.9
46.3 - 53.6
58.3
54.8 - 61.7
55.6
51.8 - 59.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
55.0
50.4 - 59.6
43.0
38.6 - 47.4
39.1
33.8 - 44.3
46.3
41.8 - 50.8
Age
18-64
62.1
61.0 - 63.1
55.4
54.5 - 56.2
57.9
57.0 - 58.7
57.0
56.2 - 57.8
65 and over
51.1
49.8 - 52.5
43.3
42.1 - 44.5
44.6
43.4 - 45.9
42.4
41.0 - 43.8
Sex at birth
Female
60.1
59.1 - 61.1
52.9
52.0 - 53.7
56.3
55.4 - 57.2
55.1
54.3 - 56.0
Male
58.7
57.3 - 60.2
52.0
50.9 - 53.2
54.0
52.8 - 55.1
53.3
52.2 - 54.4
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
60.2
55.6 - 64.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
59.6
58.7 - 60.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
60.8
59.8 - 61.8
53.8
53.0 - 54.6
57.0
56.2 - 57.8
56.0
55.1 - 56.8
Preferred language of service: French
55.4
53.8 - 57.0
48.1
46.8 - 49.4
49.6
48.1 - 51.1
50.1
48.6 - 51.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
58.3
52.9 - 63.7
42.7
39.2 - 46.2
49.1
44.7 - 53.5
55.1
50.7 - 59.5
Non-Indigenous
59.2
58.4 - 60.1
53.0
52.3 - 53.7
55.5
54.8 - 56.2
54.3
53.6 - 55.0
Immigrant
Immigrants
63.6
60.2 - 67.1
53.3
50.2 - 56.4
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
59.4
58.5 - 60.2
52.4
51.7 - 53.1
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
51.2
49.9 - 52.6
44.2
43.2 - 45.3
47.5
46.4 - 48.6
47.7
46.7 - 48.8
Postsecondary
63.9
62.9 - 65.0
57.9
57.0 - 58.8
60.0
59.1 - 60.9
59.3
58.4 - 60.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
49.2
47.1 - 51.2
44.4
42.8 - 45.9
45.5
43.9 - 47.1
44.8
43.3 - 46.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
55.4
53.9 - 56.8
50.2
49.1 - 51.3
53.1
51.9 - 54.3
51.7
50.6 - 52.9
$60,000 or more
68.1
66.9 - 69.4
59.1
58.0 - 60.2
62.0
60.9 - 63.2
63.3
62.2 - 64.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
63.0
62.1 - 64.0
55.3
54.5 - 56.1
57.6
56.8 - 58.4
n/a
With disability
47.3
45.7 - 48.9
43.1
41.7 - 44.5
46.8
45.4 - 48.2
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "strongly agree" by the number of respondents who answered "strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree or strongly agree" to the question: My health largely depends on how well I take care of myself

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

Higher is better

NBHC code

PH_BELDM_1