Citizens who reported experiencing difficulties accessing a computer, tablet or smartphone for virtual care consultations, (for example not owning one, or don’t know how to use it) in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2022
Province
New Brunswick
11.0
10.1 - 11.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
8.7
7.3 - 10.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
10.3
8.6 - 12.1
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
10.9
8.7 - 13.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
15.5
11.9 - 19.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
19.0
13.6 - 24.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
13.1
10.3 - 15.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
13.0
10.1 - 15.9
Age
18-64
7.3
6.2 - 8.3
65 and over
21.6
20.0 - 23.3
Gender
Woman/Girl
11.4
10.4 - 12.5
Man/Boy
10.5
9.1 - 12.0
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
9.8
5.5 - 14.1
Heterosexual
10.0
9.1 - 10.9
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
21.7
13.2 - 30.2
Non-Indigenous
10.6
9.7 - 11.5
Immigrant
Immigrants
9.5
6.1 - 12.9
Non-immigrants
11.1
10.2 - 12.0
Education level
High school or less
19.6
17.6 - 21.6
Postsecondary
7.3
6.4 - 8.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
27.5
23.8 - 31.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
15.4
13.5 - 17.2
$60,000 or more
4.3
3.4 - 5.2
Persons with a disability
Without disability
8.1
7.2 - 9.0
With disability
18.8
16.6 - 21.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who reported experiencing difficulties accessing a computer, tablet or smartphone for virtual care consultations, (for example not owning one, or don’t know how to use it) in the last 12 months.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey and Primary Care Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "yes" by the number of respondents who answered "yes or no" to the question: Now think of any difficulties you may have experienced in getting the health care services you needed in the last 12 months. In the last 12 months, did you: f) Have difficulty accessing a computer, tablet or smartphone for virtual care consultations, for example not owning one, or don’t know how to use it

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

PC_BARVC_1

Charts

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