New Brunswick is the third least populated province in Canada, surpassing only Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Together with Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, it is one of the three Maritimes in Canada. The trio alongside with Newfoundland and Labrador make up the Atlantic Provinces in Canada. The indigenous people to the province before the area was colonized by the Europeans include the Mi’kmaq, the Maliseet, and the Passamaquoddy people. Along with Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec, New Brunswick was one of the founding provinces of Canada in 1867.
Based on the height and weight data collected in 2009-2010, 63% of adults aged 18 and older and 24% of children aged 12-17 in New Brunswick, were found to be overweight or obese.
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