Citizens who take part in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least two and a half hours per week

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
49.9
49.1 - 50.8
51.1
50.4 - 51.8
49.0
48.3 - 49.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
49.0
47.3 - 50.7
51.1
49.8 - 52.4
45.9
44.4 - 47.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
51.5
49.6 - 53.4
52.1
50.6 - 53.6
52.3
50.9 - 53.7
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
52.5
50.7 - 54.2
53.9
52.4 - 55.4
51.0
49.6 - 52.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
43.7
40.7 - 46.6
47.2
45.0 - 49.5
49.2
46.7 - 51.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
49.3
45.7 - 53.0
46.1
43.0 - 49.3
47.6
43.7 - 51.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
46.0
43.7 - 48.4
48.3
46.2 - 50.4
49.2
46.8 - 51.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
48.6
44.8 - 52.4
48.9
45.9 - 51.8
43.0
39.5 - 46.4
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
49.2
44.8 - 53.6
51.9
48.6 - 55.2
53.9
49.9 - 57.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
46.6
42.7 - 50.4
49.3
45.7 - 53.0
45.8
42.0 - 49.6
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
51.7
46.5 - 57.0
45.5
41.1 - 49.9
45.3
39.9 - 50.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
48.0
43.1 - 52.9
45.9
41.2 - 50.5
45.9
40.7 - 51.1
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
46.9
41.8 - 52.0
46.7
42.1 - 51.2
49.8
44.1 - 55.5
Dieppe and Memramcook
53.6
49.3 - 57.9
53.0
49.6 - 56.3
52.8
47.7 - 57.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
58.9
53.5 - 64.3
56.0
51.4 - 60.7
48.5
43.6 - 53.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
41.4
37.1 - 45.8
46.8
43.8 - 49.8
51.4
48.2 - 54.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
48.2
43.9 - 52.6
51.8
47.6 - 55.9
45.3
42.4 - 48.3
Fredericton
53.6
50.0 - 57.3
54.2
51.1 - 57.2
51.9
48.4 - 55.4
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
55.2
49.2 - 61.2
58.6
53.4 - 63.7
52.5
47.5 - 57.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
47.5
42.6 - 52.4
47.0
43.0 - 51.0
43.8
39.4 - 48.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
55.4
47.9 - 63.0
57.9
51.4 - 64.3
52.1
45.3 - 59.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
43.9
36.3 - 51.4
49.6
43.0 - 56.2
53.6
44.8 - 62.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
51.9
45.5 - 58.3
49.6
44.4 - 54.9
55.8
51.4 - 60.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
50.1
45.7 - 54.5
50.5
47.1 - 53.8
45.2
41.4 - 49.1
Moncton
46.9
43.1 - 50.7
49.6
47.1 - 52.1
41.9
39.2 - 44.6
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
49.8
44.1 - 55.5
51.1
46.3 - 55.9
45.8
41.6 - 49.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
41.0
33.5 - 48.5
40.1
33.5 - 46.8
33.6
26.0 - 41.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
57.4
53.0 - 61.8
55.7
51.6 - 59.8
53.9
50.0 - 57.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
50.9
46.3 - 55.5
57.0
52.9 - 61.0
55.6
51.8 - 59.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
46.9
40.7 - 53.1
50.8
45.5 - 56.1
50.9
45.9 - 55.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
49.4
45.2 - 53.5
54.4
51.3 - 57.4
56.0
52.8 - 59.2
Riverview and Coverdale
47.7
43.2 - 52.3
53.3
49.7 - 56.9
46.6
42.3 - 50.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
53.3
47.7 - 58.9
51.1
46.6 - 55.6
50.0
44.8 - 55.3
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
49.2
45.4 - 53.0
50.0
47.2 - 52.7
51.5
49.1 - 53.8
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
42.3
35.5 - 49.2
48.1
41.4 - 54.7
35.5
29.9 - 41.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
51.2
45.8 - 56.7
51.9
48.6 - 55.2
49.2
46.0 - 52.4
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
39.2
34.1 - 44.3
40.9
36.1 - 45.7
44.4
38.8 - 50.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
55.1
49.6 - 60.6
49.3
44.5 - 54.0
47.6
43.5 - 51.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
56.6
51.7 - 61.5
52.9
48.1 - 57.6
52.5
47.9 - 57.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
55.5
50.8 - 60.2
52.9
49.3 - 56.5
51.6
48.1 - 55.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
44.8
40.2 - 49.5
49.1
44.7 - 53.5
46.4
41.1 - 51.8
Age
18-64
51.0
49.9 - 52.1
52.2
51.4 - 53.1
49.7
48.9 - 50.6
65 and over
47.4
46.1 - 48.8
47.4
46.2 - 48.6
46.0
44.8 - 47.3
Sex at birth
Female
45.4
44.4 - 46.4
45.5
44.6 - 46.4
44.5
43.6 - 45.4
Male
55.2
53.7 - 56.7
57.0
55.9 - 58.1
53.8
52.6 - 55.0
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
40.1
35.4 - 44.7
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
50.6
49.8 - 51.5
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
50.7
49.6 - 51.7
51.9
51.1 - 52.7
48.6
47.7 - 49.4
Preferred language of service: French
47.4
45.8 - 49.0
48.1
46.8 - 49.4
49.8
48.3 - 51.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
49.9
44.5 - 55.4
49.0
45.4 - 52.6
53.6
49.2 - 58.1
Non-Indigenous
49.9
49.0 - 50.8
51.1
50.4 - 51.8
48.9
48.1 - 49.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
51.4
47.8 - 55.0
51.6
48.5 - 54.7
n/a
Non-immigrants
50.4
49.5 - 51.2
51.1
50.4 - 51.8
n/a
Education level
High school or less
47.1
45.8 - 48.5
47.9
46.9 - 49.0
45.3
44.2 - 46.4
Postsecondary
51.8
50.7 - 52.9
53.2
52.3 - 54.1
51.3
50.4 - 52.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
41.1
39.0 - 43.1
43.6
42.0 - 45.1
44.9
43.3 - 46.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
50.7
49.3 - 52.1
51.3
50.1 - 52.4
46.9
45.7 - 48.1
$60,000 or more
54.3
52.9 - 55.6
54.9
53.8 - 56.0
52.8
51.6 - 54.0
Persons with a disability
Without disability
54.5
53.5 - 55.5
55.3
54.5 - 56.1
52.2
51.4 - 53.0
With disability
35.8
34.2 - 37.3
36.6
35.3 - 37.9
37.6
36.3 - 39.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who take part in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least two and a half hours per week.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "at least 2½ hours per week" by the number of respondents who answered "at least 2½ hours per week, at least 1 hour but less than 2½ hours per week, at least ½ an hour but less than 1 hour per week, for less than ½ an hour per week or I don’t take part in any moderate or vigorous physical activity" to the question: Moderate and vigorous physical activities are activities that increase your heart rate and make you get out of breath and sweat. Thinking about the past month, what best describes your typical physical activity level?

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_PHY01_1