POPULATION HEALTH

Health outcomes

Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
Quality of Life
Infant (newborn)
Infants - low birth weight % | 2016 to 2018
6.2
Infants - higher than average birth weight % | 2016 to 2018
1.8
Children
High level of mental fitness (having a positive sense of how they feel, think and act) % | 2019-2020
n/a
Pro-social behaviours (being helpful, respectful, thoughtful, etc.) % | 2019-2020
n/a
Oppositional behaviours (being defiant, disrespectful, rude, etc.) % | 2019-2020
n/a
Healthy weight % | 2019-2020
n/a
Underweight % | 2019-2020
n/a
Overweight or obese % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth
Moderate to high level of mental fitness (having a positive sense of how they feel, think and act) % | 2021-2022
77.8
See their health as being very good or excellent % | 2021-2022
54.5
Resilience, high or moderate level % | 2021-2022
68.8
Life satisfaction % | 2021-2022
76.5
Pro-social behaviours (being helpful, respectful, thoughtful, etc.) % | 2018-2019
85.0
Oppositional behaviours (being defiant, disrespectful, rude, etc.) % | 2018-2019
15.2
Symptoms of depression % | 2021-2022
41.7
Symptoms of anxiety % | 2021-2022
47.8
Have been injured and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse % | 2018-2019
30.1
Overweight or obese % | 2021-2022
28.3
Adults
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
50.8
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
44.6
Life satisfaction, very satisfied or satisfied % | 2020
90.1
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
21.1
Take 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
7.1
Seniors
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
48.8
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
26.8
Life satisfaction, very satisfied or satisfied % | 2020
89.3
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
17.9
Take 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
23.2
Have been injured and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse % | 2020
13.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors
No chronic health condition % | 2017
39.1
3 or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
23.1
Types of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors - mental health
Depression % | 2020
17.3
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2020
3.2
Types of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors - physical health
Gastric reflux % | 2020
16.6
Heart disease % | 2020
9.6
Stroke % | 2020
2.5
Cancer (prevalence) % | 2020
8.8
Diabetes % | 2020
12.0
Obesity % | 2020
34.1
Management of chronic health conditions
Adults - strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves % | 2020
62.1
Adults - know how to prevent further problems with their health condition, strongly agree % | 2020
38.0
Adults - very confident in managing their health condition % | 2020
40.2
Seniors - strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves % | 2020
51.1
Seniors - know how to prevent further problems with their health condition, strongly agree % | 2020
30.6
Seniors - very confident in managing their health condition % | 2020
43.9
Length of life
Infant death Rate per 1,000 live births | 2016 to 2018
3.2
Life expectancy at birth Years | 2015 to 2017
80.7
Male Years | 2015 to 2017
78.6
Female Years | 2015 to 2017
82.9
Median age at death Years | 2014 to 2018
79
Male Years | 2014 to 2018
76
Female Years | 2014 to 2018
83
Premature death - 0 to 19 years old
Cancer, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
11
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
8
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
14
Injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
41
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
51
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
8
Suicides and self-inflicted injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
19
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
30
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
31
Premature death - all population
Cancer, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
172
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
179
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
164
Injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
61
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
85
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
38
Suicides and self-inflicted injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
44
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
69
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
18
Heart and stroke, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
96
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
126
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
66
Breathing diseases, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
30
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
33
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
27
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Health Outcomes are influenced by many factors that influence health, such as the quality of the medical care received to having access to affordable housing. 

Content and description

Information on quality and length of life. 

Quality of life, or how healthy people feel, is a blend of a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. It goes beyond measuring the life expectancy and causes of death.  It is available by different age groups in this data table. 
Length of life is about life expectancy and median age at death. It is influenced by premature death, potentially avoidable death from preventable causes, potentially avoidable death from treatable causes.

Why is this important?

Health Outcomes indicators represent how healthy are individuals in a community.  The indicators reflect the physical and mental well-being of these New Brunswickers. 

Having the ability to access local population health information relating to children, youth, adults and seniors for a specific community is important to support planning and targeted strategies. Knowledge of the Physical Environment, Health Behaviours, Social and Economic Factor and Health Services can be a powerful tool in improving Health Outcomes. 

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.