Citizens [with a family doctor] who can get an appointment with their family doctor on the same day or the next day

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
22.1
21.3 - 22.8
25.8
25.1 - 26.4
29.1
28.4 - 29.7
29.0
28.4 - 29.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
17.8
16.4 - 19.2
26.2
24.9 - 27.4
29.4
28.1 - 30.8
27.4
26.0 - 28.7
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
25.9
24.1 - 27.7
28.2
26.7 - 29.7
32.2
30.8 - 33.6
33.1
31.6 - 34.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
24.9
23.2 - 26.5
27.1
25.6 - 28.6
31.7
30.3 - 33.0
32.3
30.8 - 33.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
22.8
19.9 - 25.6
20.5
18.5 - 22.4
20.0
17.9 - 22.0
21.5
19.4 - 23.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
12.5
9.7 - 15.3
16.1
13.6 - 18.7
19.3
16.1 - 22.6
21.4
18.7 - 24.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
21.0
18.9 - 23.1
21.6
19.7 - 23.5
22.9
20.8 - 25.1
22.3
20.6 - 24.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
24.8
21.3 - 28.4
29.5
26.5 - 32.4
32.9
29.5 - 36.3
35.1
32.6 - 37.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
23.4
19.3 - 27.6
25.6
22.5 - 28.8
29.4
25.6 - 33.1
29.6
26.5 - 32.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
16.7
13.5 - 19.8
25.7
22.3 - 29.1
22.9
19.6 - 26.1
25.2
21.8 - 28.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
13.7
9.8 - 17.6
15.0
11.7 - 18.4
15.0
11.0 - 19.1
19.1
15.0 - 23.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
25.0
20.5 - 29.4
19.9
15.9 - 23.9
19.9
15.5 - 24.2
17.8
14.4 - 21.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
10.9
7.1 - 14.8
17.1
13.3 - 20.9
23.4
18.2 - 28.5
23.6
19.9 - 27.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
20.5
16.8 - 24.2
29.1
25.8 - 32.3
32.2
27.3 - 37.1
28.1
23.3 - 32.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
28.2
22.7 - 33.6
25.5
20.7 - 30.3
33.9
29.0 - 38.8
36.8
32.1 - 41.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
21.7
17.6 - 25.8
20.2
17.7 - 22.8
17.4
14.9 - 19.8
17.3
14.6 - 20.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
24.9
20.8 - 29.0
25.6
21.7 - 29.5
34.7
31.7 - 37.7
34.1
30.9 - 37.3
Fredericton
19.9
16.5 - 23.4
25.1
22.1 - 28.2
28.3
24.9 - 31.6
24.3
21.0 - 27.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
29.2
23.3 - 35.1
24.9
20.1 - 29.7
35.9
30.9 - 40.9
46.8
41.2 - 52.4
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
24.2
19.8 - 28.6
25.4
21.6 - 29.2
29.8
25.5 - 34.1
29.0
24.9 - 33.1
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
19.9
13.2 - 26.6
39.4
32.3 - 46.4
30.9
24.4 - 37.5
43.4
36.8 - 50.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
23.3
14.6 - 32.0
7.0
3.1 - 10.9
S
20.4
15.6 - 25.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
22.5
16.7 - 28.2
22.3
17.5 - 27.0
31.0
26.6 - 35.4
30.7
26.2 - 35.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
22.1
18.2 - 26.0
28.0
24.8 - 31.3
31.2
27.4 - 35.0
33.6
30.8 - 36.4
Moncton
19.1
15.8 - 22.4
26.4
24.0 - 28.8
30.8
28.2 - 33.3
30.5
27.8 - 33.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
20.9
15.8 - 25.9
26.2
21.5 - 30.9
35.8
31.6 - 39.9
38.5
33.9 - 43.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
39.2
31.2 - 47.3
36.6
29.7 - 43.5
39.2
31.3 - 47.2
41.3
35.8 - 46.9
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
25.9
21.5 - 30.3
26.1
22.1 - 30.1
23.3
19.7 - 27.0
32.7
28.6 - 36.7
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
31.4
26.6 - 36.2
29.1
24.7 - 33.4
25.7
21.9 - 29.5
23.1
19.0 - 27.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
40.6
34.1 - 47.2
50.3
44.5 - 56.0
62.1
56.9 - 67.3
63.0
57.8 - 68.3
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
28.6
24.6 - 32.6
29.4
26.4 - 32.4
31.6
28.5 - 34.7
35.9
32.6 - 39.2
Riverview and Coverdale
18.6
14.9 - 22.3
21.8
18.7 - 24.9
28.6
24.6 - 32.5
25.1
21.0 - 29.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
10.2
6.6 - 13.9
21.5
17.4 - 25.6
21.3
16.7 - 25.9
12.7
8.9 - 16.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
23.6
20.0 - 27.2
27.2
24.5 - 29.9
31.6
29.3 - 33.9
29.6
27.3 - 31.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
12.7
7.9 - 17.5
29.8
23.2 - 36.3
39.6
33.8 - 45.4
30.5
24.9 - 36.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
15.4
11.2 - 19.6
25.5
22.4 - 28.7
28.7
25.6 - 31.7
25.3
22.2 - 28.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
17.5
13.2 - 21.8
20.3
15.9 - 24.8
11.3
7.5 - 15.2
17.5
13.8 - 21.1
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
23.3
18.0 - 28.5
34.3
29.1 - 39.5
24.5
20.7 - 28.3
34.6
30.4 - 38.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
29.7
24.8 - 34.6
34.4
29.5 - 39.3
35.2
30.6 - 39.8
36.4
31.7 - 41.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
25.8
21.5 - 30.1
23.8
20.4 - 27.2
35.3
31.9 - 38.8
27.6
24.0 - 31.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
16.0
12.4 - 19.6
17.4
13.9 - 20.9
21.3
16.8 - 25.8
13.7
10.5 - 17.0
Age
18-64
20.7
19.7 - 21.7
24.2
23.4 - 25.0
27.6
26.8 - 28.4
27.9
27.2 - 28.7
65 and over
25.8
24.5 - 27.1
30.6
29.4 - 31.8
34.6
33.4 - 35.9
33.7
32.3 - 35.1
Sex at birth
Female
22.0
21.1 - 23.0
26.3
25.4 - 27.1
29.2
28.3 - 30.0
29.2
28.3 - 30.0
Male
22.2
20.8 - 23.5
25.2
24.1 - 26.3
29.0
27.8 - 30.1
28.9
27.8 - 30.0
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
18.3
14.2 - 22.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
22.2
21.4 - 23.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
23.0
22.1 - 24.0
27.5
26.7 - 28.3
31.7
30.9 - 32.5
31.9
31.0 - 32.7
Preferred language of service: French
19.4
18.0 - 20.8
19.9
18.7 - 21.0
20.9
19.6 - 22.2
20.9
19.7 - 22.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
18.7
14.0 - 23.3
23.4
20.0 - 26.7
25.7
21.6 - 29.9
39.8
35.3 - 44.4
Non-Indigenous
22.1
21.3 - 22.9
25.8
25.2 - 26.5
29.1
28.4 - 29.8
28.7
28.1 - 29.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
18.6
15.4 - 21.7
30.0
26.7 - 33.3
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
22.3
21.5 - 23.1
25.6
24.9 - 26.2
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
23.5
22.3 - 24.8
26.3
25.2 - 27.3
31.2
30.1 - 32.2
31.3
30.3 - 32.3
Postsecondary
21.3
20.3 - 22.2
25.4
24.5 - 26.2
27.8
26.9 - 28.7
27.3
26.4 - 28.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
23.4
21.4 - 25.3
26.6
25.1 - 28.2
31.1
29.5 - 32.6
31.1
29.7 - 32.6
$25,000 to less than $60,000
21.6
20.4 - 22.9
25.0
23.9 - 26.1
28.7
27.6 - 29.8
28.5
27.4 - 29.5
$60,000 or more
22.2
20.9 - 23.4
25.2
24.2 - 26.3
27.7
26.6 - 28.8
27.8
26.7 - 29.0
Persons with a disability
Without disability
22.0
21.1 - 22.9
25.9
25.1 - 26.6
28.4
27.7 - 29.2
n/a
With disability
22.2
20.8 - 23.6
25.4
24.1 - 26.6
31.2
29.9 - 32.6
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 [with a family doctor] who can get an appointment with their family doctor on the same day or the next day.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a family doctor . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "on the same day or the next day" by the number of respondents who answered "on the same day, the next day, in 2 to 5 days, in 6 to 7 days, in 8 to 14 days, after more than 2 weeks or never able to get an appointment" to the question: Thinking of the last time you were sick or needed medical attention, how quickly could you get an appointment to see your family 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_ACCFD_1