Table

zone
Community
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
zone
Zone 5
Restigouche Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Healthy Eating
Children
Eat breakfast daily % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily - parents' point of view % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Eat meals while watching television 3 times or more in the last 7 days - parents' point of view % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Eat non-nutritious foods % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Drink non-nutritious sugary beverages % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Parents - ate at a fast food place at least once with their child in the last 7 days % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Youth
Eat breakfast daily % | 2021-2022
34.1
33.4
36.2
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2021-2022
38.4
40.1
45.9
Ate meals while using an electronic device 7 times or more in the last 7 days % | 2021-2022
25.0
24.1
19.5
Eat highly processed foods 1 time or less per day % | 2021-2022
38.9
38.8
36.7
Drink sugary beverages % | 2021-2022
74.5
71.2
68.8
Ate at a fast food place or restaurant 3 times or more in the last 7 days % | 2021-2022
9.0
12.0
12.7
Adults and seniors
Eat 5 or more servings of vegetables or fruit daily % | 2020
45.5
43.4
41.9
Adults % | 2020
48.3
45.5
43.2
Seniors % | 2020
30.9
34.4
38.5
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviours and Sleep
Children
Parents - are physically active with their children % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Screen time, 2 hours or less per day % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Sleep 9 hours or more every night % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Youth
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2021-2022
16.6
17.9
22.2
Screen time, 2 hours or less per day % | 2021-2022
18.6
17.7
24.2
Sleep 8 hours or more every night % | 2021-2022
30.8
31.4
30.2
Adults and seniors
Moderate or vigorous physical activity % | 2020
46.9
49.3
49.9
Adults % | 2020
46.2
49.8
51.0
Seniors % | 2020
47.9
48.6
47.4
Usually sleeps for 7 hours or more each night % | 2020
56.0
55.5
59.1
Adults % | 2020
55.0
53.1
58.3
Seniors % | 2020
59.4
57.5
59.1
Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use
Youth
At risk of becoming a future smoker % | 2021-2022
35.3
34.6
33.3
Tried e-cigarettes (vaping) % | 2021-2022
37.0
34.2
28.3
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2021-2022
8.7
8.7
6.2
Heavy drinking % | 2021-2022
14.3
15.7
11.6
Cannabis use % | 2021-2022
20.2
18.4
15.9
Drug use % | 2018-2019
18.2
23.0
24.6
Adults and seniors
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2020
17.8
20.1
17.5
Adults % | 2020
21.3
22.1
19.9
Seniors % | 2020
11.1
16.2
10.5
Heavy drinking % | 2020
26.8
27.3
26.9
Adults % | 2020
31.0
32.6
30.0
Seniors % | 2020
18.7
15.3
13.1
Cannabis use - adults and seniors % | 2020
7.2
7.6
7.6
Sexual Activity
Youth
Youth - report they know when they are legally able to consent to sexual activity % | 2018-2019
61.5
67.4
71.2
Teens - gave birth Rate per 1,000 females | 2019
S
14
10
Sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia Rate per 10,000 population aged 15 to 19 | 2019
S
69
125
All population
Sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia Rate per 10,000 population | 2019
S
15
29
Injury Prevention
Youth
Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle % | 2018-2019
14.8
17.3
31.0
Driver of an off-road vehicle - under the influence of alcohol or drugs % | 2018-2019
13.7
13.1
9.3
Passenger in an on-road vehicle - driven by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs % | 2018-2019
29.4
24.6
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.