Citizens who are obese (based on self-reported height and weight)

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
34.1
33.3 - 34.9
32.8
32.1 - 33.5
30.8
30.1 - 31.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
33.7
32.0 - 35.3
31.8
30.6 - 33.1
28.3
27.0 - 29.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
33.2
31.3 - 35.1
34.3
32.9 - 35.8
31.7
30.4 - 33.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
35.5
33.8 - 37.1
32.7
31.2 - 34.1
31.0
29.7 - 32.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
31.3
28.5 - 34.2
32.1
30.0 - 34.2
32.4
30.1 - 34.7
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
36.0
32.4 - 39.6
28.7
25.8 - 31.6
28.4
24.8 - 32.0
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
33.2
30.9 - 35.4
30.2
28.3 - 32.1
31.9
29.5 - 34.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
38.4
34.5 - 42.2
40.9
37.9 - 43.9
35.8
32.3 - 39.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
31.7
27.5 - 35.8
26.9
24.0 - 29.9
30.5
26.7 - 34.2
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
39.3
35.4 - 43.1
36.7
33.1 - 40.2
33.4
29.7 - 37.0
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
33.9
28.8 - 39.1
31.1
26.9 - 35.3
28.8
23.7 - 33.9
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
30.6
26.0 - 35.2
23.8
19.8 - 27.9
25.4
20.9 - 30.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
38.0
33.0 - 43.0
26.6
22.5 - 30.7
28.0
22.8 - 33.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
29.5
25.6 - 33.5
28.6
25.5 - 31.7
20.8
16.5 - 25.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
38.2
32.6 - 43.7
33.9
29.3 - 38.5
35.3
30.5 - 40.2
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
33.1
28.9 - 37.3
32.8
29.9 - 35.6
33.2
30.3 - 36.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
39.4
35.0 - 43.9
36.3
32.3 - 40.4
38.8
35.8 - 41.7
Fredericton
28.5
25.1 - 31.9
25.4
22.6 - 28.1
25.1
22.0 - 28.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
29.0
23.4 - 34.6
28.2
23.4 - 33.0
27.7
23.1 - 32.2
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
32.8
28.1 - 37.4
34.0
30.1 - 37.8
31.7
27.5 - 36.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
33.1
25.8 - 40.5
43.3
36.7 - 49.9
26.4
20.2 - 32.7
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
19.1
13.1 - 25.2
24.7
18.9 - 30.5
30.2
21.9 - 38.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
46.6
40.0 - 53.2
41.9
36.6 - 47.2
41.8
37.3 - 46.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
37.6
33.2 - 42.0
39.9
36.5 - 43.2
31.9
28.2 - 35.6
Moncton
31.7
28.1 - 35.3
30.9
28.5 - 33.2
25.1
22.7 - 27.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
47.5
41.7 - 53.3
38.5
33.7 - 43.3
31.1
27.2 - 35.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
42.2
34.6 - 49.8
47.1
40.1 - 54.1
51.4
43.3 - 59.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
32.2
28.0 - 36.4
32.5
28.6 - 36.4
28.5
24.8 - 32.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
38.1
33.5 - 42.7
40.4
36.2 - 44.5
29.0
25.4 - 32.6
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
37.8
31.6 - 44.0
36.6
31.4 - 41.8
37.7
32.7 - 42.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
28.4
24.6 - 32.3
29.2
26.4 - 32.0
24.3
21.5 - 27.1
Riverview and Coverdale
34.6
30.2 - 39.0
27.7
24.4 - 30.9
31.6
27.7 - 35.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
28.0
22.9 - 33.2
32.4
28.1 - 36.6
29.5
24.5 - 34.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
35.1
31.4 - 38.9
36.3
33.6 - 38.9
33.9
31.6 - 36.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
39.3
32.3 - 46.3
39.0
32.4 - 45.5
48.0
41.9 - 54.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
39.3
33.8 - 44.7
33.7
30.6 - 36.9
32.6
29.6 - 35.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
38.2
33.1 - 43.2
33.6
28.9 - 38.4
38.2
32.7 - 43.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
35.1
29.6 - 40.6
32.9
28.4 - 37.5
34.0
30.1 - 38.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
34.2
29.4 - 38.9
37.8
33.1 - 42.5
34.5
30.0 - 38.9
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
35.8
31.2 - 40.5
38.2
34.6 - 41.8
35.7
32.3 - 39.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
34.3
29.8 - 38.7
38.8
34.5 - 43.2
34.8
29.7 - 40.0
Age
18-64
34.3
33.2 - 35.4
33.5
32.7 - 34.3
31.4
30.6 - 32.3
65 and over
32.4
31.1 - 33.6
30.8
29.7 - 31.9
28.4
27.3 - 29.6
Sex at birth
Female
35.6
34.6 - 36.6
32.2
31.4 - 33.0
30.5
29.6 - 31.3
Male
31.9
30.6 - 33.3
33.4
32.4 - 34.5
31.2
30.1 - 32.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
35.9
31.2 - 40.5
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
34.0
33.1 - 34.8
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
34.7
33.7 - 35.7
34.0
33.2 - 34.8
31.3
30.6 - 32.1
Preferred language of service: French
32.0
30.5 - 33.5
28.8
27.6 - 30.0
29.4
28.0 - 30.8
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
41.6
36.1 - 47.2
39.6
36.0 - 43.2
32.3
28.1 - 36.5
Non-Indigenous
33.8
33.0 - 34.7
32.5
31.8 - 33.2
30.7
30.1 - 31.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
23.8
20.7 - 26.9
21.3
18.7 - 24.0
n/a
Non-immigrants
34.2
33.4 - 35.1
33.5
32.8 - 34.2
n/a
Education level
High school or less
36.4
35.1 - 37.8
35.8
34.8 - 36.8
33.2
32.1 - 34.3
Postsecondary
32.3
31.3 - 33.4
30.8
30.0 - 31.7
29.3
28.5 - 30.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
34.5
32.5 - 36.5
36.0
34.4 - 37.5
32.4
30.9 - 33.9
$25,000 to less than $60,000
36.4
35.0 - 37.8
34.2
33.1 - 35.3
32.8
31.6 - 33.9
$60,000 or more
32.1
30.8 - 33.3
31.0
29.9 - 32.0
29.2
28.2 - 30.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
30.3
29.4 - 31.3
29.8
29.0 - 30.5
28.0
27.3 - 28.8
With disability
44.6
43.0 - 46.2
43.1
41.7 - 44.5
40.8
39.3 - 42.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who are obese (based on self-reported height and weight).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who "have a BMI higher than specific cutoff" by the number of respondents who "give their height and their weight" . The BMI is obtained by dividing the weight in kilograms by the height in square metres. Conversions are applied to obtain the correct unit of measure from the following questions: How tall are you without your shoes on? And How much do you weigh?

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_BMI01_2