Table

zone
Community
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Context: Social and economic factors
Sense of community belonging, somewhat strong or very strong % | 2020
56.4
52.0 - 60.8
69.8
68.3 - 71.4
72.0
71.3 - 72.8
Provides long-term care for someone % | 2020
7.9
5.5 - 10.3
7.9
6.9 - 8.8
9.1
8.6 - 9.5
Has internet access at home % | 2020
97.7
96.4 - 99.0
97.4
96.8 - 97.9
96.9
96.6 - 97.2
Health literacy
Understanding medical information
Written information about condition/prescription is hard to understand, always or usually % | 2020
9.8
7.2 - 12.5
11.3
10.2 - 12.4
12.3
11.7 - 12.8
Medical and dental insurance
No dental insurance % | 2020
13.5
10.5 - 16.5
23.5
22.0 - 24.9
29.9
29.2 - 30.7
No insurance for eye glasses or contact lenses % | 2020
13.3
10.3 - 16.3
22.3
20.9 - 23.7
26.6
25.9 - 27.4
No insurance for prescription medications % | 2020
7.3
5.0 - 9.6
12.6
11.5 - 13.8
15.6
15.0 - 16.2
Social isolation and loneliness
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
21.9
18.2 - 25.6
24.4
22.9 - 25.8
20.8
20.1 - 21.5
Lacks companionship, some of the time or often % | 2020
31.7
27.6 - 35.8
39.5
37.8 - 41.2
36.6
35.8 - 37.4
Feels left out, some of the time or often % | 2020
28.5
24.5 - 32.5
33.7
32.0 - 35.3
31.2
30.4 - 32.0
Feels isolated, some of the time or often % | 2020
33.5
29.4 - 37.7
36.5
34.9 - 38.2
31.2
30.4 - 32.0
Contributors to feelings of stress in the last 12 months
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
47.4
43.0 - 51.9
41.5
39.8 - 43.2
38.6
37.8 - 39.4
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
28.1
24.1 - 32.0
27.7
26.2 - 29.2
27.5
26.8 - 28.3
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
24.7
20.9 - 28.5
24.9
23.4 - 26.4
23.2
22.5 - 24.0
Financial situation % | 2020
32.8
28.6 - 36.9
32.0
30.4 - 33.6
32.3
31.5 - 33.1
Work situation % | 2020
32.8
28.6 - 36.9
31.7
30.1 - 33.2
30.2
29.4 - 31.0
School, college or university % | 2020
10.2
7.5 - 12.8
10.0
9.0 - 11.0
7.7
7.3 - 8.2
Employment status % | 2020
8.8
6.3 - 11.3
13.7
12.5 - 14.9
12.9
12.3 - 13.5
Caring for their own children % | 2020
27.6
23.7 - 31.5
21.1
19.7 - 22.5
20.0
19.3 - 20.7
Caring for others (parents, family or friends) % | 2020
23.3
19.6 - 27.0
24.3
22.8 - 25.7
26.3
25.6 - 27.1
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
29.4
25.4 - 33.4
26.0
24.5 - 27.5
24.5
23.7 - 25.2
Personal relationships % | 2020
20.0
16.4 - 23.5
21.2
19.8 - 22.6
20.4
19.7 - 21.1
Discrimination % | 2020
6.6
4.4 - 8.8
4.6
3.9 - 5.4
4.6
4.3 - 5.0
Personal safety or family’s safety % | 2020
12.4
9.5 - 15.3
13.5
12.3 - 14.7
12.0
11.5 - 12.6
Health of family members % | 2020
42.2
37.8 - 46.5
39.6
37.9 - 41.3
40.2
39.4 - 41.1
Health status
Quality of life
Life satisfaction, satisfied or very satisfied % | 2020
90.9
88.4 - 93.5
90.8
89.8 - 91.8
90.8
90.3 - 91.2
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
44.5
40.2 - 48.9
42.7
41.1 - 44.4
39.5
38.7 - 40.4
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
50.3
45.9 - 54.7
49.5
47.8 - 51.2
49.8
48.9 - 50.6
Self-reported height and weight
Obesity % | 2020
32.2
28.0 - 36.4
35.5
33.8 - 37.1
34.1
33.3 - 34.9
Prevalence of chronic health conditions
Among list of chronic conditions: arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, emphysema or COPD, cancer, diabetes, depression, mood disorder other than depression, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, gastric reflux
One or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
61.2
56.9 - 65.5
64.6
63.0 - 66.2
64.7
63.9 - 65.5
Three or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
19.2
15.7 - 22.7
23.6
22.1 - 25.0
23.1
22.4 - 23.8
Types of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2020
16.8
13.5 - 20.1
19.4
18.0 - 20.7
19.2
18.5 - 19.8
Asthma % | 2020
13.5
10.5 - 16.5
13.4
12.2 - 14.6
11.8
11.2 - 12.3
Chronic pain % | 2020
16.5
13.2 - 19.8
18.4
17.1 - 19.8
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
Emphysema/COPD % | 2020
3.6
2.0 - 5.3
3.5
2.9 - 4.1
3.5
3.2 - 3.8
Cancer % | 2020
7.4
5.1 - 9.7
7.9
7.0 - 8.8
8.8
8.3 - 9.3
Diabetes % | 2020
11.5
8.7 - 14.4
11.8
10.7 - 12.9
12.0
11.5 - 12.6
Heart disease % | 2020
7.0
4.8 - 9.3
9.0
8.0 - 9.9
9.6
9.1 - 10.1
Stroke % | 2020
3.7
2.0 - 5.4
2.3
1.8 - 2.9
2.5
2.2 - 2.7
Hypertension % | 2020
23.5
19.7 - 27.2
28.9
27.3 - 30.4
29.8
29.0 - 30.5
Gastric reflux % | 2020
13.4
10.4 - 16.4
16.2
14.9 - 17.4
16.6
15.9 - 17.2
High cholesterol % | 2020
14.4
11.3 - 17.5
18.4
17.1 - 19.7
20.7
20.0 - 21.4
Types of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2020
17.8
14.5 - 21.2
18.5
17.2 - 19.8
17.3
16.7 - 17.9
Anxiety % | 2020
19.2
15.7 - 22.6
18.9
17.6 - 20.3
19.2
18.6 - 19.9
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2020
S
2.9
2.3 - 3.5
3.2
2.9 - 3.5
Types of chronic health conditions (memory)
Someone in household has memory problem % | 2020
9.9
7.2 - 12.5
12.1
11.0 - 13.2
10.4
9.9 - 10.9
... Memory problem interferes with day-to-day function % | 2020
5.2
3.3 - 7.2
4.9
4.1 - 5.6
4.1
3.7 - 4.4
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2020
47.1
42.1 - 52.2
43.3
41.4 - 45.2
41.4
40.5 - 42.4
Knows how to try to prevent further problems with health condition, strongly agree % | 2020
34.6
29.8 - 39.4
37.5
35.6 - 39.3
35.6
34.7 - 36.5
Injury in the last 12 months
Has been injured and had to be treated % | 2020
15.3
12.1 - 18.4
14.9
13.7 - 16.1
16.3
15.7 - 16.9
Disability
Limited in activities because of a physical or mental condition or a health problem, sometimes or often % | 2020
24.5
20.7 - 28.3
27.1
25.6 - 28.6
25.1
24.4 - 25.8
Developmental disability % | 2020
10.1
5.1 - 15.1
4.8
3.5 - 6.1
4.0
3.4 - 4.7
Dexterity disability % | 2020
20.8
14.1 - 27.5
25.2
22.6 - 27.8
24.5
23.1 - 25.9
Flexibility disability % | 2020
51.8
43.5 - 60.1
57.5
54.5 - 60.5
54.1
52.5 - 55.7
Hearing disability % | 2020
20.0
13.4 - 26.6
19.5
17.1 - 21.9
18.4
17.2 - 19.6
Learning disability % | 2020
17.9
11.6 - 24.3
18.2
15.9 - 20.6
18.0
16.7 - 19.2
Memory disability % | 2020
23.7
16.7 - 30.7
26.6
23.9 - 29.3
25.9
24.5 - 27.3
Mental health-related disability % | 2020
33.2
25.3 - 41.0
29.1
26.3 - 31.9
30.4
29.0 - 31.9
Mobility disability % | 2020
54.6
46.4 - 62.9
57.1
54.1 - 60.1
56.5
54.9 - 58.1
Pain-related disability % | 2020
61.3
53.3 - 69.3
70.5
67.7 - 73.3
72.4
70.9 - 73.8
Seeing disability % | 2020
16.6
10.5 - 22.7
19.3
16.9 - 21.7
19.3
18.0 - 20.5
Chronic health condition % | 2020
82.9
76.8 - 89.1
82.6
80.3 - 84.9
78.5
77.2 - 79.9
Health promotion and prevention
Talks to health professional about improving health and preventing illness, always or usually % | 2020
26.2
22.2 - 30.2
26.6
25.0 - 28.1
26.3
25.6 - 27.1
Flu shot in the last 12 months
Adults % | 2020
46.1
41.7 - 50.5
51.6
49.9 - 53.3
46.5
45.6 - 47.3
Seniors % | 2020
70.4
63.9 - 76.9
73.8
71.5 - 76.1
66.5
65.3 - 67.8
Screening in the last 12 months
For citizens with diabetes, heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure
Had measurement for blood pressure % | 2020
93.9
90.7 - 97.2
90.0
88.4 - 91.5
88.3
87.5 - 89.1
Had test for blood sugar % | 2020
61.2
54.6 - 67.9
66.1
63.7 - 68.5
69.8
68.6 - 71.0
Had measurement for body weight % | 2020
55.5
48.7 - 62.2
51.1
48.6 - 53.6
53.4
52.2 - 54.7
Had test for cholesterol % | 2020
62.7
56.1 - 69.4
66.2
63.8 - 68.6
69.5
68.3 - 70.7
Health behaviours
Habits and beliefs
Believes their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves, strongly agrees % | 2020
65.0
60.8 - 69.2
60.9
59.2 - 62.6
59.1
58.3 - 60.0
Exercises at least 2.5 hours per week % | 2020
57.4
53.0 - 61.8
52.5
50.7 - 54.2
49.9
49.1 - 50.8
Eats 5 or more servings of fruit or vegetables per day % | 2020
47.1
42.7 - 51.6
43.6
41.9 - 45.3
41.9
41.0 - 42.7
Usually sleeps for 7 hours or more each night % | 2020
60.4
56.0 - 64.7
60.2
58.5 - 61.9
59.1
58.2 - 59.9
Use of tobacco
Daily smoker % | 2020
9.8
7.2 - 12.4
11.9
10.8 - 13.0
12.1
11.6 - 12.7
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2020
14.3
11.3 - 17.4
17.8
16.5 - 19.1
17.5
16.9 - 18.2
Use of cannabis
In the last 12 months % | 2020
27.2
23.3 - 31.1
26.8
25.3 - 28.3
24.4
23.7 - 25.1
...For non-medical purposes % | 2020
49.8
40.5 - 59.1
41.2
37.5 - 44.9
49.3
47.2 - 51.3
...For medical purposes % | 2020
24.8
16.7 - 32.9
26.9
23.6 - 30.3
23.5
21.7 - 25.2
...For both medical and non-medical purposes % | 2020
24.5
16.4 - 32.5
33.2
29.6 - 36.7
30.1
28.2 - 31.9
In the last 12 months, daily % | 2020
9.6
7.0 - 12.2
9.9
8.9 - 10.9
7.6
7.1 - 8.0
Use of alcohol in the last 12 months
Heavy drinking % | 2020
25.2
21.3 - 29.0
23.9
22.4 - 25.3
26.9
26.1 - 27.6
Heavy drinking (men) % | 2020
27.3
20.7 - 33.9
28.7
25.9 - 31.4
31.4
30.1 - 32.8
Heavy drinking (women) % | 2020
19.9
15.6 - 24.3
19.2
17.6 - 20.8
20.0
19.2 - 20.9
Medication
Takes 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
8.7
6.2 - 11.2
10.8
9.8 - 11.9
11.4
10.9 - 12.0
Has a chronic health condition and takes 6 or more prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
13.9
10.3 - 17.5
16.8
15.3 - 18.2
17.6
16.8 - 18.4
…. Knows what their prescribed medications do, strongly agrees % | 2020
55.6
50.1 - 61.1
54.8
52.7 - 57.0
49.6
48.6 - 50.7
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Content and description

Data on self-reported information regarding New Brunswickers’ demographic context, determinants of health and health status. Topics include: age, sex, gender, immigration status, education and health literacy, economic and social factors, as well as self-reported health status, prevention efforts, health behaviours and use of medication.

 

Why it is important

By better understanding the determinants of health and the health of New Brunswickers, we can better assess the needs of the population, better plan for health services and allocate resources accordingly.

 

Availability of the data

The information for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. More information is available on our Primary Health Survey page.

Note about 2020 data

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, the 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. Some indicators had to be suppressed in the 2020 edition as part of this process. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.