Citizens who are limited in the kinds or amount of activity they can do at home, work or otherwise because of a physical or mental condition, or a health problem

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
25.1
24.4 - 25.8
22.7
22.2 - 23.3
22.1
21.5 - 22.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
23.7
22.2 - 25.1
20.9
19.9 - 22.0
20.4
19.3 - 21.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
24.9
23.2 - 26.5
24.4
23.1 - 25.7
22.2
21.0 - 23.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
27.1
25.6 - 28.6
23.3
22.0 - 24.5
23.0
21.8 - 24.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
27.8
25.2 - 30.5
22.2
20.4 - 24.1
22.3
20.3 - 24.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
31.7
28.3 - 35.1
26.5
23.7 - 29.3
25.4
22.0 - 28.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
21.2
19.2 - 23.1
20.5
18.8 - 22.1
21.0
19.0 - 23.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
26.2
22.8 - 29.5
25.5
22.9 - 28.1
26.1
23.0 - 29.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
21.3
17.7 - 24.9
20.1
17.5 - 22.7
21.1
17.9 - 24.4
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
24.2
20.9 - 27.5
21.4
18.4 - 24.3
21.7
18.5 - 24.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
36.1
31.0 - 41.1
29.7
25.7 - 33.7
20.6
16.2 - 25.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
22.1
18.1 - 26.2
20.0
16.3 - 23.7
20.0
15.9 - 24.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
28.0
23.4 - 32.5
23.7
19.8 - 27.6
29.8
24.6 - 35.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
17.7
14.4 - 21.0
13.8
11.5 - 16.1
19.0
15.0 - 23.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
26.7
21.8 - 31.6
28.4
24.2 - 32.7
20.9
16.9 - 25.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
28.5
24.5 - 32.5
23.2
20.7 - 25.7
20.9
18.4 - 23.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
29.7
25.8 - 33.7
22.3
18.9 - 25.8
23.2
20.7 - 25.7
Fredericton
22.7
19.6 - 25.7
18.2
15.8 - 20.6
22.3
19.4 - 25.2
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
28.0
22.6 - 33.4
24.5
20.1 - 29.0
19.6
15.6 - 23.6
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
27.6
23.3 - 31.9
20.8
17.6 - 24.1
25.4
21.5 - 29.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
25.4
18.7 - 32.0
35.7
29.5 - 42.0
24.9
19.0 - 30.8
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
25.4
18.8 - 32.0
21.6
16.3 - 26.9
20.3
13.2 - 27.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
29.9
24.1 - 35.8
33.0
28.1 - 37.9
35.2
31.0 - 39.5
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
26.6
22.8 - 30.5
26.4
23.5 - 29.3
27.3
23.8 - 30.8
Moncton
23.7
20.5 - 26.9
20.5
18.5 - 22.5
20.6
18.4 - 22.8
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
37.1
31.6 - 42.5
30.1
25.7 - 34.5
22.9
19.4 - 26.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
23.8
17.3 - 30.2
20.8
15.3 - 26.3
21.1
14.5 - 27.7
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
24.5
20.7 - 28.3
19.8
16.5 - 23.0
18.1
15.0 - 21.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
28.9
24.7 - 33.1
27.6
23.9 - 31.2
24.1
20.8 - 27.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
31.1
25.4 - 36.8
33.5
28.6 - 38.5
28.9
24.4 - 33.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
20.7
17.3 - 24.1
18.1
15.8 - 20.5
15.3
13.0 - 17.6
Riverview and Coverdale
23.8
19.9 - 27.6
20.7
17.8 - 23.6
18.7
15.4 - 22.0
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
29.3
24.2 - 34.4
28.3
24.3 - 32.4
28.0
23.3 - 32.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
25.1
21.8 - 28.4
25.7
23.4 - 28.1
25.0
23.0 - 27.0
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
28.7
22.5 - 35.0
20.4
15.1 - 25.8
24.3
19.3 - 29.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
25.5
20.8 - 30.2
23.6
20.9 - 26.4
17.3
14.9 - 19.7
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
20.5
16.3 - 24.7
19.3
15.4 - 23.1
19.4
14.9 - 23.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
20.9
16.4 - 25.4
24.3
20.2 - 28.3
29.0
25.3 - 32.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
28.0
23.6 - 32.5
30.6
26.3 - 35.0
23.3
19.4 - 27.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
28.3
24.1 - 32.5
26.8
23.6 - 30.1
20.8
17.9 - 23.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
20.7
16.9 - 24.4
22.3
18.7 - 26.0
23.6
19.1 - 28.2
Age
18-64
20.8
19.9 - 21.7
19.1
18.4 - 19.7
19.3
18.7 - 20.0
65 and over
35.6
34.3 - 36.9
34.2
33.1 - 35.4
33.2
32.0 - 34.4
Sex at birth
Female
25.8
24.9 - 26.7
23.1
22.4 - 23.8
22.0
21.2 - 22.7
Male
23.4
22.2 - 24.6
22.4
21.4 - 23.3
22.3
21.3 - 23.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
29.8
25.5 - 34.2
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
24.5
23.8 - 25.3
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
26.0
25.1 - 26.9
24.3
23.6 - 25.0
23.8
23.1 - 24.5
Preferred language of service: French
22.0
20.7 - 23.3
17.9
16.9 - 18.9
17.3
16.2 - 18.4
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
31.4
26.3 - 36.4
33.6
30.2 - 37.0
32.4
28.3 - 36.5
Non-Indigenous
24.8
24.0 - 25.5
22.2
21.7 - 22.8
21.7
21.1 - 22.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
16.4
13.7 - 19.0
17.7
15.3 - 20.0
n/a
Non-immigrants
24.8
24.0 - 25.5
23.0
22.4 - 23.6
n/a
Education level
High school or less
33.2
31.9 - 34.4
29.8
28.9 - 30.8
29.1
28.1 - 30.1
Postsecondary
19.8
18.9 - 20.7
18.0
17.4 - 18.7
17.8
17.0 - 18.5
Household income
Less than $25,000
42.7
40.6 - 44.7
37.5
36.0 - 39.1
40.5
39.0 - 42.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
27.3
26.1 - 28.6
24.7
23.7 - 25.7
23.7
22.7 - 24.7
$60,000 or more
15.9
14.9 - 16.9
13.4
12.6 - 14.1
12.1
11.3 - 12.8
Persons with a disability
Without disability
0.0
0.0
0.0
With disability
100.0
100.0 - 100.0
100.0
100.0 - 100.0
100.0
100.0 - 100.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who are limited in the kinds or amount of activity they can do at home, work or otherwise because of a physical or mental condition, or a health problem.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "yes, sometimes or yes, often" by the number of respondents who answered "no, yes, sometimes or yes, often" to the question: Are you limited in the kinds or amount of activity you can do at home, work or otherwise because of a physical or mental condition, or a health problem?

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_PWD01_1