Citizens who always or usually talk to a health professional about things they could do to improve their health or prevent illness like stop smoking, drink less alcohol, eat better, and exercise

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
26.3
25.6 - 27.1
23.4
22.8 - 24.0
25.4
24.8 - 26.0
31.7
31.0 - 32.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
26.0
24.5 - 27.6
21.9
20.8 - 23.0
26.0
24.7 - 27.3
30.4
29.0 - 31.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
26.6
24.9 - 28.3
23.3
22.0 - 24.5
25.1
23.9 - 26.4
33.4
32.0 - 34.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
26.6
25.0 - 28.1
23.5
22.2 - 24.8
23.4
22.2 - 24.5
30.0
28.6 - 31.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
26.0
23.4 - 28.7
27.9
25.8 - 29.9
29.5
27.3 - 31.8
34.1
31.7 - 36.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
25.3
22.0 - 28.5
23.9
21.2 - 26.7
27.7
24.2 - 31.3
32.6
29.4 - 35.7
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
23.2
21.2 - 25.3
23.1
21.4 - 24.9
25.2
23.1 - 27.3
32.6
30.7 - 34.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
29.7
26.2 - 33.3
26.1
23.5 - 28.7
26.0
22.9 - 29.1
32.0
29.6 - 34.5
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
24.6
20.7 - 28.5
23.6
20.8 - 26.5
24.6
21.1 - 28.1
30.4
27.2 - 33.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
26.7
23.2 - 30.2
22.7
19.7 - 25.8
26.8
23.4 - 30.2
31.5
27.8 - 35.1
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
25.0
20.3 - 29.6
25.3
21.4 - 29.2
27.7
22.7 - 32.7
32.6
27.7 - 37.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
19.5
15.5 - 23.5
21.0
17.2 - 24.9
29.5
24.6 - 34.3
34.5
30.1 - 38.8
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
25.6
21.0 - 30.1
22.7
18.8 - 26.6
27.7
22.6 - 32.8
32.5
28.4 - 36.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
27.4
23.5 - 31.2
23.7
20.8 - 26.6
24.5
20.0 - 29.0
27.2
22.4 - 32.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
28.3
23.2 - 33.4
22.9
18.9 - 26.9
25.5
21.2 - 29.9
30.1
25.7 - 34.6
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
25.2
21.3 - 29.0
29.6
26.9 - 32.4
29.5
26.6 - 32.4
36.3
32.8 - 39.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
29.7
25.6 - 33.8
27.6
23.9 - 31.4
25.0
22.4 - 27.5
32.1
28.8 - 35.3
Fredericton
25.8
22.5 - 29.1
21.6
19.0 - 24.2
19.4
16.6 - 22.2
28.8
25.4 - 32.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
24.1
18.8 - 29.4
15.6
11.8 - 19.4
29.1
24.5 - 33.7
36.5
31.0 - 41.9
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
27.4
23.0 - 31.8
29.0
25.4 - 32.7
27.5
23.5 - 31.5
29.8
25.7 - 33.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
29.9
22.8 - 37.0
25.5
19.8 - 31.2
28.5
22.2 - 34.7
34.9
28.8 - 41.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
26.3
19.5 - 33.2
17.4
12.3 - 22.5
35.4
26.8 - 44.1
37.2
31.3 - 43.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
25.4
19.7 - 31.0
29.7
24.9 - 34.6
34.2
29.9 - 38.4
30.5
26.0 - 35.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
30.4
26.2 - 34.5
27.4
24.4 - 30.4
27.8
24.3 - 31.3
34.0
31.2 - 36.8
Moncton
25.5
22.1 - 28.9
19.3
17.3 - 21.3
25.4
23.0 - 27.8
31.9
29.2 - 34.6
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
19.1
14.6 - 23.7
27.3
23.0 - 31.6
26.7
23.0 - 30.5
24.6
20.4 - 28.8
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
26.4
19.6 - 33.3
19.1
13.7 - 24.4
18.4
12.1 - 24.8
23.6
18.7 - 28.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
26.2
22.2 - 30.2
18.9
15.7 - 22.2
19.5
16.3 - 22.7
30.7
26.7 - 34.7
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
26.0
21.9 - 30.1
23.6
20.1 - 27.1
24.1
20.7 - 27.4
27.7
23.4 - 31.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
33.8
27.9 - 39.7
27.0
22.3 - 31.7
32.0
27.3 - 36.8
36.2
31.0 - 41.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
23.1
19.5 - 26.7
20.9
18.4 - 23.4
20.5
17.9 - 23.1
35.0
31.7 - 38.3
Riverview and Coverdale
24.4
20.5 - 28.4
22.2
19.2 - 25.2
23.8
20.1 - 27.5
27.6
23.4 - 31.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
32.6
27.3 - 37.9
25.7
21.8 - 29.7
28.7
23.9 - 33.6
36.7
31.1 - 42.3
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
28.4
24.9 - 31.9
25.5
23.1 - 27.9
27.6
25.5 - 29.6
33.5
31.1 - 35.8
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
22.0
16.2 - 27.8
17.5
12.4 - 22.5
24.7
19.6 - 29.8
24.7
19.1 - 30.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
25.1
20.4 - 29.9
25.4
22.5 - 28.3
28.8
25.8 - 31.7
28.7
25.6 - 31.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
25.5
20.9 - 30.1
23.9
19.7 - 28.1
22.4
17.7 - 27.1
36.7
32.2 - 41.1
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
23.4
18.7 - 28.2
22.8
18.8 - 26.8
29.4
25.6 - 33.1
34.7
30.7 - 38.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
29.0
24.4 - 33.5
25.2
21.1 - 29.3
21.8
18.0 - 25.7
25.8
21.5 - 30.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
27.6
23.3 - 31.8
22.4
19.4 - 25.5
22.9
19.9 - 25.8
33.0
29.2 - 36.8
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
25.5
21.4 - 29.6
23.4
19.7 - 27.2
25.2
20.6 - 29.9
31.5
27.1 - 35.8
Age
18-64
25.2
24.3 - 26.2
22.2
21.5 - 22.9
24.3
23.6 - 25.1
31.1
30.3 - 31.8
65 and over
28.6
27.3 - 29.8
27.4
26.3 - 28.4
29.7
28.5 - 30.9
34.6
33.2 - 36.0
Sex at birth
Female
25.7
24.7 - 26.6
22.4
21.6 - 23.1
23.7
22.9 - 24.4
30.5
29.7 - 31.4
Male
26.5
25.2 - 27.8
24.6
23.6 - 25.5
27.3
26.2 - 28.4
33.0
31.8 - 34.1
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
23.2
19.1 - 27.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
26.5
25.7 - 27.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
26.7
25.7 - 27.6
23.3
22.6 - 24.0
25.2
24.5 - 26.0
32.0
31.2 - 32.8
Preferred language of service: French
24.2
22.8 - 25.6
23.9
22.7 - 25.0
25.7
24.3 - 27.0
31.2
29.8 - 32.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
26.0
21.2 - 30.8
21.2
18.3 - 24.2
27.8
23.9 - 31.8
36.3
31.8 - 40.8
Non-Indigenous
26.3
25.5 - 27.0
23.6
23.0 - 24.2
25.3
24.7 - 25.9
31.5
30.9 - 32.2
Immigrant
Immigrants
21.9
18.8 - 24.9
16.5
14.1 - 18.8
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
26.2
25.4 - 26.9
23.8
23.2 - 24.4
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
26.0
24.8 - 27.2
24.2
23.3 - 25.2
25.7
24.7 - 26.7
30.9
29.9 - 31.9
Postsecondary
26.1
25.1 - 27.1
22.9
22.1 - 23.6
25.3
24.5 - 26.1
32.4
31.5 - 33.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
26.2
24.4 - 28.1
25.5
24.1 - 26.9
28.7
27.3 - 30.2
32.0
30.5 - 33.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
27.0
25.8 - 28.3
24.4
23.4 - 25.4
26.7
25.7 - 27.8
32.8
31.7 - 33.9
$60,000 or more
26.0
24.8 - 27.2
21.8
20.9 - 22.7
23.1
22.1 - 24.1
31.5
30.3 - 32.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
23.4
22.6 - 24.3
20.0
19.4 - 20.7
22.4
21.8 - 23.1
n/a
With disability
34.1
32.6 - 35.6
34.7
33.4 - 36.0
36.0
34.6 - 37.3
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 always or usually talk to a health professional about things they could do to improve their health or prevent illness like stop smoking, drink less alcohol, eat better, and exercise.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "usually or always" by the number of respondents who answered "never, rarely, sometimes, usually or always" to the question: In the past 12 months, how often did you talk with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional about things you could do to improve your health or prevent illness like stop smoking, drink less alcohol, eat better, and exercise?

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_MGT03_1