Citizens who eat 5 or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
41.9
41.0 - 42.7
44.3
43.6 - 44.9
49.9
49.2 - 50.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
41.3
39.6 - 43.0
45.2
44.0 - 46.5
51.2
49.8 - 52.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
40.3
38.5 - 42.2
43.5
42.1 - 45.0
48.9
47.5 - 50.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
43.6
41.9 - 45.3
45.0
43.5 - 46.5
51.2
49.8 - 52.5
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
45.2
42.2 - 48.2
42.8
40.6 - 45.0
49.8
47.4 - 52.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
43.4
39.7 - 47.0
47.6
44.4 - 50.7
43.4
39.5 - 47.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
39.7
37.4 - 42.0
44.2
42.1 - 46.3
51.3
48.9 - 53.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
38.1
34.4 - 41.8
38.9
36.0 - 41.8
44.8
41.3 - 48.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
39.6
35.3 - 43.9
44.0
40.7 - 47.3
53.4
49.5 - 57.4
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
40.3
36.5 - 44.1
39.7
36.1 - 43.2
44.1
40.3 - 47.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
41.0
35.8 - 46.2
45.8
41.4 - 50.2
43.1
37.7 - 48.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
40.0
35.2 - 44.8
49.3
44.6 - 53.9
50.9
45.7 - 56.1
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
45.5
40.4 - 50.6
49.1
44.5 - 53.6
43.7
38.1 - 49.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
49.4
45.1 - 53.7
52.9
49.5 - 56.2
58.6
53.5 - 63.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
44.3
38.9 - 49.8
42.4
37.8 - 47.1
51.0
46.0 - 55.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
45.1
40.7 - 49.5
44.6
41.6 - 47.5
50.4
47.3 - 53.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
41.1
36.9 - 45.4
40.2
36.2 - 44.2
50.6
47.7 - 53.6
Fredericton
43.0
39.4 - 46.7
48.5
45.4 - 51.5
54.4
50.9 - 57.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
45.4
39.4 - 51.4
41.8
36.7 - 46.9
43.0
38.0 - 48.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
44.2
39.3 - 49.0
40.1
36.2 - 44.0
50.1
45.7 - 54.5
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
35.7
28.4 - 43.0
39.1
32.7 - 45.4
46.1
39.3 - 52.8
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
48.4
40.9 - 56.0
41.5
35.1 - 47.9
45.9
37.1 - 54.7
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
43.0
36.7 - 49.4
46.5
41.3 - 51.7
45.3
40.9 - 49.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
38.0
33.8 - 42.3
37.4
34.2 - 40.7
45.1
41.3 - 49.0
Moncton
41.1
37.4 - 44.8
44.4
42.0 - 46.9
49.7
47.0 - 52.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
37.3
31.8 - 42.7
38.1
33.5 - 42.8
46.1
41.9 - 50.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
38.4
31.0 - 45.8
46.7
40.0 - 53.5
43.2
35.2 - 51.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
47.1
42.7 - 51.6
49.1
45.0 - 53.2
53.0
49.1 - 57.0
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
50.7
46.1 - 55.3
46.2
42.1 - 50.3
50.1
46.2 - 54.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
38.3
32.3 - 44.3
33.4
28.5 - 38.3
42.9
38.0 - 47.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
42.7
38.5 - 46.8
52.3
49.2 - 55.3
58.5
55.4 - 61.7
Riverview and Coverdale
40.5
36.0 - 45.0
44.3
40.7 - 47.8
56.3
52.2 - 60.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
47.1
41.6 - 52.7
45.6
41.2 - 50.0
54.4
49.2 - 59.6
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
40.0
36.3 - 43.7
41.5
38.8 - 44.2
45.7
43.4 - 48.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
34.0
27.5 - 40.6
38.3
31.9 - 44.7
48.3
42.4 - 54.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
36.0
30.8 - 41.3
46.8
43.5 - 50.1
49.8
46.6 - 52.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
40.8
35.6 - 45.9
41.0
36.2 - 45.8
49.8
44.2 - 55.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
40.4
35.0 - 45.8
38.5
33.9 - 43.1
39.8
35.8 - 43.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
42.8
38.0 - 47.7
42.2
37.6 - 46.8
54.0
49.4 - 58.6
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
36.1
31.6 - 40.6
39.4
35.9 - 43.0
47.3
43.8 - 50.8
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
39.2
34.7 - 43.7
42.8
38.4 - 47.1
48.2
42.9 - 53.5
Age
18-64
43.2
42.1 - 44.3
46.2
45.3 - 47.0
50.9
50.0 - 51.7
65 and over
38.5
37.2 - 39.8
38.4
37.2 - 39.5
45.8
44.6 - 47.1
Sex at birth
Female
50.4
49.4 - 51.5
55.2
54.4 - 56.1
61.2
60.3 - 62.0
Male
33.3
31.9 - 34.6
32.6
31.5 - 33.6
37.7
36.5 - 38.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
46.1
41.3 - 50.8
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
41.9
41.0 - 42.8
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
40.7
39.7 - 41.7
42.9
42.0 - 43.7
48.3
47.5 - 49.2
Preferred language of service: French
45.2
43.6 - 46.9
48.8
47.5 - 50.1
54.7
53.2 - 56.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
38.5
33.2 - 43.8
37.7
34.3 - 41.2
46.3
42.0 - 50.7
Non-Indigenous
42.0
41.1 - 42.8
44.7
44.0 - 45.4
50.1
49.4 - 50.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
41.2
37.6 - 44.7
41.4
38.3 - 44.5
n/a
Non-immigrants
42.3
41.5 - 43.2
44.5
43.8 - 45.1
n/a
Education level
High school or less
33.3
32.1 - 34.6
33.7
32.7 - 34.7
38.8
37.7 - 39.9
Postsecondary
46.8
45.7 - 47.8
51.3
50.4 - 52.2
56.9
56.0 - 57.8
Household income
Less than $25,000
35.9
33.9 - 37.9
34.9
33.4 - 36.4
40.4
38.8 - 41.9
$25,000 to less than $60,000
39.0
37.6 - 40.4
41.7
40.5 - 42.8
46.7
45.5 - 47.9
$60,000 or more
47.8
46.4 - 49.1
52.1
51.0 - 53.2
57.3
56.2 - 58.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
43.9
42.9 - 44.9
46.4
45.6 - 47.2
51.9
51.1 - 52.7
With disability
35.9
34.3 - 37.4
37.0
35.7 - 38.3
43.1
41.7 - 44.5
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 eating 5 or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day, based on their responses to 2 individual questions.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator added the responses to the following 2 individual questions together: 'How many servings of fruit, of any sort, do you eat on a typical day?' And 'How many servings of vegetables, of any sort, do you eat on a typical day'? This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered '5 or more' when answers to both quetsions are combined by the total number of respondents.

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_EAT03_1