Table

zone
Community
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Quality of Life
Infant (newborn)
Infants - low birth weight % | 2016 to 2018
S
5.4
6.2
Infants - higher than average birth weight % | 2016 to 2018
S
1.7
1.8
Children
High level of mental fitness (having a positive sense of how they feel, think and act) % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Pro-social behaviours (being helpful, respectful, thoughtful, etc.) % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Oppositional behaviours (being defiant, disrespectful, rude, etc.) % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Healthy weight % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Underweight % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Overweight or obese % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Youth
Moderate to high level of mental fitness (having a positive sense of how they feel, think and act) % | 2021-2022
70.3
76.4
77.8
See their health as being very good or excellent % | 2021-2022
45.5
53.2
54.5
Resilience, high or moderate level % | 2021-2022
59.0
68.7
68.8
Life satisfaction % | 2021-2022
69.0
75.1
76.5
Pro-social behaviours (being helpful, respectful, thoughtful, etc.) % | 2018-2019
74.0
83.7
85.0
Oppositional behaviours (being defiant, disrespectful, rude, etc.) % | 2018-2019
21.7
14.9
15.2
Symptoms of depression % | 2021-2022
52.1
44.0
41.7
Symptoms of anxiety % | 2021-2022
56.9
48.9
47.8
Have been injured and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse % | 2018-2019
39.7
31.5
30.1
Overweight or obese % | 2021-2022
37.0
27.4
28.3
Adults
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
52.6
50.0
50.8
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
37.0
47.1
44.6
Life satisfaction, very satisfied or satisfied % | 2020
84.9
90.2
90.1
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
22.4
24.5
21.1
Take 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
11.6
6.7
7.1
Seniors
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
39.1
48.3
48.8
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
33.5
28.5
26.8
Life satisfaction, very satisfied or satisfied % | 2020
85.5
89.2
89.3
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
20.5
20.0
17.9
Take 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
26.7
22.6
23.2
Have been injured and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse % | 2020
15.5
12.6
13.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors
No chronic health condition % | 2017
32.4
36.2
39.1
3 or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
28.6
23.6
23.1
Types of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors - mental health
Depression % | 2020
14.6
18.5
17.3
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2020
3.1
2.9
3.2
Types of chronic health conditions of adults and seniors - physical health
Gastric reflux % | 2020
14.9
16.2
16.6
Heart disease % | 2020
15.2
9.0
9.6
Stroke % | 2020
3.7
2.3
2.5
Cancer (prevalence) % | 2020
8.1
7.9
8.8
Diabetes % | 2020
15.5
11.8
12.0
Obesity % | 2020
37.8
35.5
34.1
Management of chronic health conditions
Adults - strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves % | 2020
58.0
62.9
62.1
Adults - know how to prevent further problems with their health condition, strongly agree % | 2020
40.5
39.8
38.0
Adults - very confident in managing their health condition % | 2020
35.0
42.5
40.2
Seniors - strongly agree that their health largely depends on how well they take care of themselves % | 2020
59.6
54.4
51.1
Seniors - know how to prevent further problems with their health condition, strongly agree % | 2020
25.9
31.7
30.6
Seniors - very confident in managing their health condition % | 2020
42.4
43.6
43.9
Length of life
Infant death Rate per 1,000 live births | 2016 to 2018
S
1.6
3.2
Life expectancy at birth Years | 2015 to 2017
S
80.9
80.7
Male Years | 2015 to 2017
S
78.9
78.6
Female Years | 2015 to 2017
S
82.6
82.9
Median age at death Years | 2014 to 2018
78
79
79
Male Years | 2014 to 2018
74
76
76
Female Years | 2014 to 2018
82
82
83
Premature death - 0 to 19 years old
Cancer, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
10
11
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
6
8
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
14
14
Injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
42
41
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
64
51
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
6
8
Suicides and self-inflicted injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
27
19
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
47
30
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
19
31
Premature death - all population
Cancer, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
153
172
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
155
179
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
151
164
Injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
59
61
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
74
85
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
44
38
Suicides and self-inflicted injuries, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
41
44
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
65
69
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
16
18
Heart and stroke, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
100
96
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
126
126
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
73
66
Breathing diseases, years of life lost Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
32
30
Male Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
32
33
Female Rate per 10,000 population | 2014 to 2018
S
32
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.