Citizens who are daily or occasional smokers

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
17.5
16.9 - 18.2
18.2
17.6 - 18.7
19.2
18.6 - 19.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
15.0
13.8 - 16.2
17.8
16.9 - 18.8
17.7
16.6 - 18.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
19.5
18.0 - 21.1
18.9
17.7 - 20.1
20.9
19.7 - 22.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
17.8
16.5 - 19.1
17.6
16.5 - 18.8
18.3
17.2 - 19.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
17.1
14.9 - 19.3
17.1
15.4 - 18.7
19.6
17.6 - 21.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
20.1
17.2 - 23.0
21.7
19.1 - 24.3
22.2
19.0 - 25.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
17.3
15.5 - 19.1
18.4
16.8 - 20.0
18.8
16.9 - 20.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.2
18.1 - 24.3
17.4
15.2 - 19.7
20.9
18.0 - 23.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
16.2
13.0 - 19.4
16.3
13.9 - 18.8
19.2
16.0 - 22.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
15.3
12.5 - 18.1
17.6
14.8 - 20.4
16.9
14.1 - 19.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
22.4
18.0 - 26.8
23.8
20.0 - 27.5
19.1
14.8 - 23.4
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
17.9
14.2 - 21.7
22.7
18.8 - 26.6
16.4
12.6 - 20.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
17.8
13.9 - 21.7
19.9
16.3 - 23.6
25.1
20.2 - 30.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
11.1
8.4 - 13.8
11.2
9.1 - 13.3
15.2
11.6 - 18.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
20.1
15.7 - 24.5
18.8
15.1 - 22.5
16.0
12.3 - 19.6
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
16.6
13.3 - 19.8
16.4
14.2 - 18.6
17.1
14.8 - 19.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
22.5
18.9 - 26.2
15.8
12.8 - 18.8
20.1
17.7 - 22.4
Fredericton
14.0
11.5 - 16.5
15.1
12.9 - 17.3
15.2
12.7 - 17.7
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
14.3
10.1 - 18.6
16.4
12.5 - 20.2
15.8
12.2 - 19.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
16.1
12.6 - 19.7
19.8
16.6 - 23.0
25.0
21.2 - 28.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
20.9
14.7 - 27.1
17.4
12.4 - 22.3
28.7
22.5 - 34.8
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
22.3
16.1 - 28.6
13.2
8.8 - 17.6
16.1
9.6 - 22.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
24.9
19.4 - 30.4
15.8
12.0 - 19.6
19.7
16.2 - 23.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
21.5
17.9 - 25.1
18.1
15.6 - 20.7
21.7
18.5 - 24.9
Moncton
16.1
13.3 - 18.9
20.0
18.0 - 22.0
17.9
15.8 - 20.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
16.2
12.1 - 20.4
15.7
12.2 - 19.2
21.0
17.6 - 24.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
19.3
13.4 - 25.3
13.5
8.9 - 18.1
17.5
11.4 - 23.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
14.3
11.3 - 17.4
18.7
15.5 - 21.9
15.5
12.6 - 18.4
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
24.1
20.1 - 28.0
22.3
18.8 - 25.7
22.5
19.3 - 25.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
19.1
14.2 - 23.9
28.9
24.2 - 33.7
29.8
25.2 - 34.3
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
9.1
6.7 - 11.5
13.0
11.0 - 15.1
12.9
10.8 - 15.1
Riverview and Coverdale
13.4
10.3 - 16.5
14.5
12.0 - 17.0
15.8
12.7 - 18.9
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
13.2
9.4 - 16.9
23.3
19.5 - 27.0
20.3
16.1 - 24.5
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
24.6
21.4 - 27.9
21.4
19.2 - 23.7
25.0
23.0 - 27.0
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
22.2
16.5 - 28.0
23.3
17.7 - 28.9
19.5
14.8 - 24.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
15.1
11.2 - 18.9
18.2
15.7 - 20.8
18.2
15.8 - 20.7
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
17.7
13.7 - 21.7
14.0
10.6 - 17.4
20.2
15.7 - 24.6
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
21.4
16.9 - 25.9
21.2
17.3 - 25.1
25.8
22.2 - 29.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
19.1
15.2 - 22.9
18.8
15.1 - 22.5
25.2
21.3 - 29.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
19.8
16.1 - 23.5
20.7
17.7 - 23.6
17.1
14.4 - 19.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
18.4
14.8 - 22.0
21.7
18.1 - 25.3
19.0
14.8 - 23.2
Age
18-64
19.9
19.0 - 20.8
20.5
19.9 - 21.2
21.4
20.7 - 22.1
65 and over
10.5
9.7 - 11.4
10.8
10.0 - 11.5
10.4
9.6 - 11.1
Sex at birth
Female
15.1
14.3 - 15.8
15.5
14.9 - 16.2
17.3
16.6 - 18.0
Male
19.9
18.7 - 21.0
20.9
20.0 - 21.9
21.2
20.2 - 22.1
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
27.0
22.8 - 31.2
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
17.2
16.5 - 17.8
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
18.7
17.9 - 19.6
19.2
18.6 - 19.9
20.6
19.9 - 21.2
Preferred language of service: French
14.3
13.2 - 15.5
15.1
14.1 - 16.0
14.9
13.8 - 16.0
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
36.1
30.9 - 41.3
27.0
23.8 - 30.2
35.2
31.0 - 39.4
Non-Indigenous
17.0
16.3 - 17.6
17.7
17.2 - 18.3
18.6
18.0 - 19.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
11.7
9.4 - 14.0
12.2
10.2 - 14.3
n/a
Non-immigrants
17.8
17.1 - 18.5
18.5
17.9 - 19.0
n/a
Education level
High school or less
23.0
21.9 - 24.1
24.3
23.4 - 25.3
25.5
24.6 - 26.5
Postsecondary
14.4
13.6 - 15.1
14.1
13.4 - 14.7
15.2
14.6 - 15.9
Household income
Less than $25,000
27.8
25.9 - 29.6
28.4
26.9 - 29.8
29.7
28.2 - 31.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
19.7
18.6 - 20.8
20.8
19.8 - 21.7
20.9
20.0 - 21.9
$60,000 or more
12.2
11.3 - 13.1
11.4
10.7 - 12.1
13.7
12.9 - 14.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
15.5
14.8 - 16.3
16.5
15.9 - 17.1
17.1
16.5 - 17.7
With disability
23.2
21.9 - 24.6
23.9
22.7 - 25.0
26.5
25.3 - 27.7
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 daily or occasional smokers.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "occasional smoker or daily smoker" by the number of respondents who answered "non-smoker, occasional smoker or daily smoker" to the question: What is your current smoking behavior?

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_SMO01_1