Citizens [having used a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months] who waited less than 4 hours at the hospital emergency department

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
65.5
64.2 - 66.9
68.8
67.8 - 69.8
74.6
73.7 - 75.6
75.6
74.7 - 76.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
54.3
51.3 - 57.2
63.9
61.8 - 66.0
70.8
68.6 - 73.0
71.3
69.1 - 73.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
71.2
68.2 - 74.2
76.1
74.0 - 78.2
79.4
77.6 - 81.3
74.1
72.0 - 76.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
69.9
67.2 - 72.7
69.3
67.0 - 71.6
75.5
73.6 - 77.4
80.1
78.1 - 82.0
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
70.6
66.9 - 74.4
73.3
70.6 - 76.1
76.2
73.3 - 79.1
80.5
77.8 - 83.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
64.2
58.2 - 70.1
66.2
61.7 - 70.8
61.8
56.3 - 67.2
72.8
68.5 - 77.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
63.8
60.0 - 67.6
66.0
63.1 - 68.9
76.4
73.4 - 79.3
75.9
73.3 - 78.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
67.6
61.2 - 74.0
62.3
57.7 - 66.9
73.3
68.3 - 78.4
77.9
74.7 - 81.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
64.8
57.4 - 72.2
68.7
63.8 - 73.6
80.5
75.6 - 85.3
74.4
69.7 - 79.2
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
65.8
60.1 - 71.4
72.4
67.8 - 77.1
90.0
86.6 - 93.3
85.2
81.6 - 88.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
55.3
46.5 - 64.1
59.0
52.3 - 65.7
62.3
55.0 - 69.6
62.7
55.4 - 70.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
66.1
58.8 - 73.5
69.7
63.0 - 76.4
79.0
73.4 - 84.7
76.3
71.1 - 81.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
73.1
65.4 - 80.8
71.8
65.6 - 78.0
61.2
52.9 - 69.4
82.2
77.3 - 87.1
Dieppe and Memramcook
64.1
56.2 - 72.0
66.4
60.8 - 72.0
77.1
69.0 - 85.2
66.9
58.6 - 75.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
71.8
62.5 - 81.2
63.7
55.1 - 72.4
66.4
57.3 - 75.5
70.8
62.5 - 79.2
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
69.8
63.9 - 75.7
66.4
62.2 - 70.5
65.6
61.2 - 70.0
79.0
74.9 - 83.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
68.5
62.5 - 74.5
71.4
65.7 - 77.1
87.6
84.7 - 90.5
91.0
88.3 - 93.7
Fredericton
63.7
57.2 - 70.3
61.9
56.5 - 67.4
64.2
58.1 - 70.4
76.7
71.0 - 82.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
82.3
74.0 - 90.6
69.5
60.5 - 78.4
86.8
80.3 - 93.4
71.4
61.8 - 81.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
70.4
64.5 - 76.3
78.0
73.5 - 82.5
85.8
81.8 - 89.9
80.9
76.4 - 85.5
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
52.2
38.5 - 65.9
66.0
54.5 - 77.5
70.3
58.4 - 82.1
64.1
50.2 - 78.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
74.0
65.4 - 82.5
85.2
79.2 - 91.1
89.5
82.9 - 96.0
84.9
79.7 - 90.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
84.7
74.4 - 95.0
76.3
68.9 - 83.7
91.1
87.2 - 95.0
82.1
76.1 - 88.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
67.9
60.5 - 75.3
66.9
61.7 - 72.0
74.0
68.3 - 79.6
77.9
74.3 - 81.5
Moncton
46.9
40.4 - 53.4
59.7
55.3 - 64.1
63.5
59.0 - 68.0
63.6
59.1 - 68.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
81.9
73.7 - 90.2
81.1
74.7 - 87.6
76.8
70.8 - 82.7
73.5
65.8 - 81.1
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
65.7
52.6 - 78.7
43.0
33.4 - 52.7
71.3
59.5 - 83.2
78.3
71.3 - 85.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
71.6
64.1 - 79.0
63.9
56.8 - 71.1
71.6
65.3 - 77.9
70.0
62.6 - 77.4
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
69.6
62.6 - 76.6
71.6
66.2 - 77.0
67.0
61.9 - 72.2
76.2
70.6 - 81.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
88.2
81.8 - 94.7
89.4
84.4 - 94.3
94.7
91.5 - 97.8
96.9
94.2 - 99.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
71.0
63.6 - 78.4
76.8
72.1 - 81.6
78.1
73.1 - 83.1
80.7
75.7 - 85.7
Riverview and Coverdale
56.7
48.5 - 64.9
50.1
43.3 - 57.0
65.9
58.5 - 73.3
70.8
63.5 - 78.2
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
67.6
59.7 - 75.4
74.5
68.8 - 80.2
76.7
70.2 - 83.3
75.8
69.4 - 82.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
74.9
69.2 - 80.6
77.6
73.8 - 81.3
80.4
77.5 - 83.4
70.4
66.8 - 73.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
63.2
50.8 - 75.5
55.8
42.4 - 69.2
62.5
51.4 - 73.5
77.6
67.9 - 87.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
46.6
35.5 - 57.8
70.5
65.1 - 75.8
70.8
65.8 - 75.8
76.8
71.9 - 81.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
61.9
53.4 - 70.4
67.2
60.7 - 73.7
70.9
63.7 - 78.1
80.3
75.3 - 85.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
81.2
73.6 - 88.7
91.2
87.0 - 95.5
87.3
83.1 - 91.4
81.4
76.4 - 86.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
70.9
63.5 - 78.3
75.5
69.3 - 81.7
70.2
63.9 - 76.6
76.6
70.8 - 82.4
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
61.2
54.0 - 68.4
67.2
62.3 - 72.1
77.6
73.1 - 82.2
73.4
68.4 - 78.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
58.6
51.0 - 66.2
59.5
53.6 - 65.4
71.6
64.9 - 78.3
73.4
67.7 - 79.1
Age
18-64
64.0
62.2 - 65.7
66.3
65.0 - 67.5
73.0
71.8 - 74.2
73.9
72.8 - 75.0
65 and over
73.3
71.2 - 75.3
77.7
76.0 - 79.4
81.6
80.0 - 83.2
84.5
82.8 - 86.2
Sex at birth
Female
63.9
62.2 - 65.6
66.8
65.5 - 68.0
71.9
70.7 - 73.1
72.5
71.3 - 73.8
Male
68.6
66.3 - 70.9
71.2
69.5 - 72.9
77.8
76.2 - 79.4
79.4
77.9 - 80.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
59.6
52.4 - 66.8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
66.0
64.6 - 67.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
67.9
66.2 - 69.6
69.2
67.9 - 70.4
74.4
73.2 - 75.5
75.6
74.5 - 76.8
Preferred language of service: French
62.8
60.3 - 65.4
67.3
65.4 - 69.2
74.7
72.8 - 76.6
76.4
74.6 - 78.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
58.4
50.4 - 66.4
59.3
54.5 - 64.2
65.5
59.5 - 71.4
71.1
65.3 - 76.9
Non-Indigenous
65.8
64.4 - 67.2
69.5
68.4 - 70.5
75.1
74.1 - 76.1
75.8
74.9 - 76.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
60.0
54.1 - 65.8
74.4
69.7 - 79.2
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
67.4
66.0 - 68.8
68.6
67.5 - 69.6
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
63.5
61.4 - 65.6
68.2
66.7 - 69.8
73.9
72.4 - 75.3
75.1
73.8 - 76.5
Postsecondary
67.9
66.2 - 69.7
69.2
67.8 - 70.6
75.2
73.9 - 76.5
75.9
74.6 - 77.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
62.4
59.4 - 65.4
62.4
60.2 - 64.7
70.9
68.9 - 73.0
74.2
72.3 - 76.2
$25,000 to less than $60,000
64.9
62.6 - 67.2
68.8
67.1 - 70.4
75.3
73.7 - 76.9
76.4
74.9 - 77.9
$60,000 or more
68.9
66.6 - 71.2
73.1
71.4 - 74.8
76.3
74.6 - 78.0
76.2
74.5 - 77.9
Persons with a disability
Without disability
66.4
64.7 - 68.2
69.2
68.0 - 70.5
74.3
73.1 - 75.5
n/a
With disability
65.8
63.5 - 68.0
67.8
66.0 - 69.6
75.3
73.7 - 77.0
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [having used a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months] who waited less than 4 hours at the hospital emergency department.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have used a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "less than 1 hour, 1 to less than 2 hours or 2 to less than 4 hours" by the number of respondents who answered "less than 1 hour, 1 to less than 2 hours, 2 to less than 4 hours, 4 to less than 8 hours, 8 hours or longer or I left without being seen" to the question: The last time you went to the hospital emergency department, how long did you wait from the time you came in to the time you were treated by the doctor or nurse practitioner?

Notes

The 2020 edition of the Primary Health Survey (PHS) was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic did not influence the survey’s response rate, NBHC had to assess the impact of surveying during the pandemic. Accordingly, advanced statistical analyses were performed to allow for comparison between the results obtained in 2020 and those obtained in previous PHS cycles. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the PHS 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Higher is better

NBHC code

PH_ACCEA_1