Table

zone
Community
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Healthy Eating
Children
Eat breakfast daily % | 2019-2020
54.0
n/a
n/a
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily - parents' point of view % | 2019-2020
49.3
n/a
n/a
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2019-2020
51.8
n/a
n/a
Eat meals while watching television 3 times or more in the last 7 days - parents' point of view % | 2019-2020
29.8
n/a
n/a
Eat non-nutritious foods % | 2019-2020
81.0
n/a
n/a
Drink non-nutritious sugary beverages % | 2019-2020
73.1
n/a
n/a
Parents - ate at a fast food place at least once with their child in the last 7 days % | 2019-2020
59.4
n/a
n/a
Youth
Eat breakfast daily % | 2021-2022
25.7
34.0
36.2
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2021-2022
39.8
46.6
45.9
Ate meals while using an electronic device 7 times or more in the last 7 days % | 2021-2022
28.0
20.1
19.5
Eat highly processed foods 1 time or less per day % | 2021-2022
28.4
34.6
36.7
Drink sugary beverages % | 2021-2022
81.2
69.7
68.8
Ate at a fast food place or restaurant 3 times or more in the last 7 days % | 2021-2022
7.7
11.8
12.7
Adults and seniors
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2020
44.3
43.6
41.9
Adults % | 2020
46.9
45.1
43.2
Seniors % | 2020
36.0
38.9
38.5
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviours and Sleep
Children
Parents - are physically active with their children % | 2019-2020
41.8
n/a
n/a
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2019-2020
26.2
n/a
n/a
Screen time, 2 hours or less per day % | 2019-2020
33.5
n/a
n/a
Sleep 9 hours or more every night % | 2019-2020
60.5
n/a
n/a
Youth
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2021-2022
22.0
23.3
22.2
Screen time, 2 hours or less per day % | 2021-2022
23.1
25.1
24.2
Sleep 8 hours or more every night % | 2021-2022
26.3
28.0
30.2
Adults and seniors
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2020
58.9
52.5
49.9
Adults % | 2020
62.2
54.7
51.0
Seniors % | 2020
48.2
47.4
47.4
Usually sleeps for 7 hours or more each night % | 2020
65.6
60.2
59.1
Adults % | 2020
66.6
59.2
58.3
Seniors % | 2020
62.4
58.6
59.1
Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use
Youth
At risk of becoming a future smoker % | 2021-2022
36.7
34.5
33.3
Tried e-cigarettes (vaping) % | 2021-2022
30.7
26.5
28.3
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2021-2022
9.6
6.9
6.2
Heavy drinking % | 2021-2022
17.2
10.0
11.6
Cannabis use % | 2021-2022
20.9
17.3
15.9
Drug use % | 2018-2019
23.7
24.6
24.6
Adults and seniors
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2020
20.1
17.8
17.5
Adults % | 2020
21.7
20.1
19.9
Seniors % | 2020
14.8
9.9
10.5
Heavy drinking % | 2020
22.2
23.9
26.9
Adults % | 2020
26.8
27.0
30.0
Seniors % | 2020
12.5
10.4
13.1
Cannabis use - adults and seniors % | 2020
10.7
9.9
7.6
Sexual Activity
Youth
Youth - report they know when they are legally able to consent to sexual activity % | 2018-2019
73.4
72.6
71.2
Teens - gave birth Rate per 1,000 females | 2019
S
11
10
Sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia Rate per 10,000 population aged 15 to 19 | 2019
S
148
125
All population
Sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia Rate per 10,000 population | 2019
S
36
29
Injury Prevention
Youth
Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle % | 2018-2019
14.0
33.2
31.0
Driver of an off-road vehicle - under the influence of alcohol or drugs % | 2018-2019
8.3
8.7
9.3
Passenger in an on-road vehicle - driven by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs % | 2018-2019
21.9
16.2
17.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

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.  

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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.