Supplementary data: New Brunswick

This page provides data visualizations related to the priorities for Canada’s cancer system, as well as accessible descriptions.

Download data tables for all indicators.


Priority 1 Action 1: Help people to stop smoking or not start in the first place and live healthier lives

Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in NB (aged ≥ 12) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2020
Text description: 13.0% for individuals in New Brunswick, and 12.9% for Canada
Caveats/limitations:

  • This indicator was reported using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Overall smoking rates are reported using 2020 data.
  • Individuals who did not respond to the required CCHS questions regarding smoking status were not included in the analysis.

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Keeping people smoke-free
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in NB (aged ≥ 18) classified as daily or occasional smokers in 2019, by household income quintile and sex
Text description:

  • Quintile 1 (Lower quintile): females: 21.2%; males: 24.5%
  • Quintile 2: females: 18.3%; males: 26.4%
  • Quintile 3: females: 12.6%; males: 9.6%
  • Quintile 4: females: 14.3%; males: 14.3%
  • Quintile 5 (Upper quintile): females: 11.3%; males: 21.4%

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Topic: Reducing obesity
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in NB (aged ≥ 18) classified as overweight or obese in 2019
Text description: 74.5% for New Brunswick, and 65.9% for Canada
Caveats/limitations:

  • This indicator was reported using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and is based on self-reported data. Overall obesity and overweight percentages are reported using 2019 data. Percentages by income quintile and/or sex are reported using 2017-2018 data.
  • Individuals who did not respond to the required CCHS questions to derive the BMI classifications were not included in the analysis.

Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey
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Priority 1 Action 2: Adopt proven practices known to reduce the risk of cancer

Topic: Increasing HPV vaccination
Title of image: Percentage of Grade 7 students with complete HPV series in 2019-2020 school year, by sex
Text description: 67.1% for males, and 69.4% for females
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 2 Action 1: Prioritize rapid access to appropriate diagnosis for those suspected of having cancer

Topic: Diagnosing cancer earlier
Title of image: Proportion of stage at diagnosis for lung and colorectal cancer in 2019
Text description:
Lung:

  • 28.7% for Stage 1
  • 7.4% for Stage 2
  • 17.5% for Stage 3
  • 41.5% for Stage 4
  • 2.2% unknown
  • 2.7% other (excluding unknown)

Colorectal:

  • 15.8% for Stage 1
  • 21.0% for Stage 2
  • 16.8% for Stage 3
  • 9.7% for Stage 4
  • 36.3% unknown
  • 0.5% other (excluding unknown)

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs

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Priority 2 Action 2: Strengthen existing screening efforts and implement lung cancer screening programs across the country

Topic: Increasing participation in colorectal cancer screening
Title of image: Percentage of individuals in NB who successfully completed one FIT in the program within a 30-month period (24-month screening cycle plus 6 months grace period: Jan 1, 2018 – Jun 30, 2020)
Text description:

  • Overall (Age 50 to 74): 18.0%
  • Age 50 to 54: 16.7%
  • Age 55 to 59: 13.0%
  • Age 60 to 64: 20.5%
  • Age 65 to 69: 17.3%
  • Age 70 to 74: 24.2%

Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Priority 3 Action 2: Eliminate low-benefit practices and adopt high-value practices

Topic: Optimizing screening and appropriate follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of breast cancer screening program screens by age groups, Jan 1, 2018 – Jun 30, 2020
Text description:

  • Age 40 to 49: 17.7%
  • Age 50 to 74: 60.0%
  • Age greater than 74: 7.4%

Note: Around 60.0% of program’s screens were recorded among women aged 50-74 during the period January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 in NB
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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Topic: Optimizing screening and appropriate follow-up
Title of image: Percentage of  cervical cancer screening program pap tests by age groups, Jan 1, 2019 – Jun 30, 2020
Text description:

  • Age 18 to 21: 5.9%
  • Age 21 to 69: 32.8%
  • Age greater than 69: 3.5%

Note: Around 32.8% of cervical cancer program pap tests were recorded among people aged 21-69 during the period Jan 1, 2018 and Jun 30, 2020 in NB.
Data source: Provincial cancer agencies and programs
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