Report Card on the Status of Women in New Brunswick
July 7, 2006
"Health: Females of all age groups are less likely to be physically active than males. Among 12 to 19 year old females in 2003, 42% were physically inactive, compared to 23% of males.
28% of live births were by C-section in 2004-2005. The rate ranges from 39% in Campbellton to 26% in the Beauséjour and Saint John health regions. In 2002-2003, the N.B. hysterectomy rate was 654 per 100,000 women (Canada: 385). In the Bathurst region, the rate was almost triple the Canadian average. Only 10% of N.B. mothers (Canada: 19%) breastfed exclusively for at least 6 months. The abortion rate remains significantly lower than the national rates: 6.5 per 1,000 females in N.B. versus 15.4 for Canada (2002)."
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