About this Table
Health behaviours are shaped by individual choices, they are also influenced by the external factors (social, economic, health care services and the environment) around us.
Content and description
Information by age groups about healthy eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and sleep. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use, sexual activity and injury prevention are also part of the information available.
Why is this important?
Positive health behaviours can prevent diseases and maintain good health, thus improving length and quality of life.
By monitoring health behaviours over time, it is possible to develop a proactive approach to population health. This can be done by identifying gaps in the community, by better planning for health services based on needs, by developing programs and policies to meet those needs and by evaluating the impact over time.
Availability of the data
Indicators from a variety of sources are collected, organized, and analyzed by the NBHC. These data sources are used to represent the population health of New Brunswickers. Each have various levels of reliability and limitations as detailed in the Indicator pages.
The information for this data table is available for the 33 NBHC Communities, 7 Health Zones and for New Brunswick overall.
The Population Health data table series provides comprehensive view about the people who live, learn, work, take part in activities and in community life in this area.