Citizens [with a family doctor] who can get an appointment with their family doctor within 5 days

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
50.8
49.8 - 51.7
57.1
56.4 - 57.8
58.2
57.4 - 58.9
55.6
54.8 - 56.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
46.1
44.2 - 47.9
60.0
58.6 - 61.3
59.9
58.5 - 61.4
53.5
52.0 - 55.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
55.2
53.2 - 57.3
62.7
61.2 - 64.3
65.0
63.6 - 66.4
64.0
62.6 - 65.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
52.4
50.5 - 54.3
58.2
56.6 - 59.9
61.2
59.8 - 62.7
60.0
58.5 - 61.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
47.0
43.6 - 50.3
40.5
38.1 - 42.9
39.3
36.7 - 41.8
35.7
33.3 - 38.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
45.5
41.3 - 49.6
50.7
47.3 - 54.1
46.3
42.2 - 50.4
43.6
40.3 - 46.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
47.7
45.2 - 50.3
47.7
45.4 - 49.9
45.3
42.8 - 47.9
45.8
43.7 - 47.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
59.9
55.9 - 63.9
57.5
54.3 - 60.7
63.4
59.9 - 67.0
64.8
62.3 - 67.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
46.9
42.1 - 51.8
49.6
46.0 - 53.2
54.2
50.1 - 58.3
55.7
52.3 - 59.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
46.9
42.7 - 51.1
57.4
53.5 - 61.2
53.5
49.6 - 57.4
49.6
45.7 - 53.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
42.0
36.3 - 47.6
49.5
44.7 - 54.2
40.1
34.6 - 45.7
42.1
37.0 - 47.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
43.1
38.0 - 48.3
51.2
46.1 - 56.2
40.5
35.2 - 45.9
35.5
31.2 - 39.8
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
48.3
42.1 - 54.5
51.8
46.8 - 56.8
52.1
46.1 - 58.2
44.9
40.6 - 49.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
46.5
41.9 - 51.0
60.4
56.9 - 63.9
60.5
55.4 - 65.7
48.8
43.5 - 54.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
63.0
57.2 - 68.9
57.0
51.5 - 62.4
65.0
60.0 - 69.9
67.2
62.6 - 71.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
44.6
39.7 - 49.6
41.9
38.7 - 45.1
38.1
34.9 - 41.3
35.4
32.0 - 38.8
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
47.8
43.1 - 52.5
57.0
52.5 - 61.5
61.6
58.6 - 64.7
62.4
59.1 - 65.7
Fredericton
53.1
48.8 - 57.4
57.1
53.6 - 60.6
58.9
55.2 - 62.6
54.0
50.2 - 57.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
64.6
58.4 - 70.8
54.5
48.9 - 60.0
66.8
61.9 - 71.8
73.3
68.4 - 78.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
49.2
44.0 - 54.4
44.9
40.5 - 49.2
48.3
43.6 - 53.0
38.9
34.6 - 43.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
60.2
52.0 - 68.5
69.1
62.5 - 75.8
65.0
58.3 - 71.8
69.7
63.6 - 75.9
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
51.5
41.2 - 61.8
19.8
13.7 - 25.8
18.3
11.0 - 25.6
28.0
22.6 - 33.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
49.3
42.5 - 56.2
56.5
50.8 - 62.1
64.3
59.7 - 68.9
62.9
58.1 - 67.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
62.0
57.4 - 66.6
54.3
50.7 - 57.9
62.1
58.1 - 66.1
63.3
60.4 - 66.1
Moncton
47.9
43.7 - 52.1
60.1
57.4 - 62.8
62.0
59.3 - 64.7
57.9
55.0 - 60.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
50.9
44.7 - 57.1
60.3
55.0 - 65.5
60.9
56.7 - 65.1
66.5
62.0 - 71.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
57.0
48.8 - 65.1
73.5
67.2 - 79.8
68.3
60.7 - 75.9
71.3
66.2 - 76.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
51.0
46.0 - 56.1
55.1
50.6 - 59.7
56.2
52.0 - 60.5
60.0
55.8 - 64.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
48.1
42.9 - 53.3
58.9
54.3 - 63.6
53.7
49.4 - 58.1
45.1
40.2 - 50.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
67.9
61.7 - 74.1
76.8
71.9 - 81.7
86.9
83.3 - 90.4
82.6
78.5 - 86.8
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
60.9
56.6 - 65.2
70.6
67.6 - 73.6
69.2
66.1 - 72.2
68.6
65.4 - 71.8
Riverview and Coverdale
51.2
46.4 - 56.0
63.4
59.7 - 67.0
61.1
56.8 - 65.4
55.1
50.4 - 59.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
42.2
36.2 - 48.1
53.7
48.8 - 58.6
55.1
49.5 - 60.7
41.1
35.5 - 46.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
52.2
48.0 - 56.4
59.3
56.3 - 62.2
63.4
61.0 - 65.8
61.3
58.8 - 63.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
46.0
38.8 - 53.1
64.5
57.6 - 71.4
70.0
64.5 - 75.5
58.2
52.1 - 64.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
36.2
30.6 - 41.9
57.7
54.1 - 61.2
55.7
52.4 - 59.0
49.1
45.6 - 52.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
50.1
44.4 - 55.7
43.8
38.3 - 49.3
27.7
22.3 - 33.1
36.5
31.9 - 41.1
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
51.9
45.6 - 58.1
67.1
62.0 - 72.3
57.3
52.9 - 61.7
70.7
66.7 - 74.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
59.8
54.5 - 65.1
68.9
64.1 - 73.7
69.1
64.7 - 73.6
65.0
60.4 - 69.6
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
49.4
44.5 - 54.4
57.8
53.9 - 61.8
63.7
60.2 - 67.2
55.4
51.4 - 59.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
52.9
48.0 - 57.8
44.2
39.6 - 48.8
45.2
39.8 - 50.6
41.5
36.9 - 46.2
Age
18-64
49.8
48.6 - 51.0
55.3
54.4 - 56.2
57.1
56.2 - 58.0
54.5
53.7 - 55.4
65 and over
57.9
56.5 - 59.3
62.8
61.5 - 64.1
62.4
61.1 - 63.7
59.8
58.4 - 61.3
Sex at birth
Female
49.6
48.5 - 50.7
55.1
54.1 - 56.0
56.7
55.8 - 57.6
54.5
53.6 - 55.4
Male
54.8
53.2 - 56.5
59.4
58.2 - 60.6
59.9
58.6 - 61.1
56.7
55.5 - 57.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
49.8
44.5 - 55.1
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
50.9
50.0 - 51.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
54.9
53.7 - 56.0
60.6
59.7 - 61.5
62.8
62.0 - 63.6
60.1
59.3 - 61.0
Preferred language of service: French
44.7
42.9 - 46.4
45.7
44.3 - 47.2
44.4
42.8 - 45.9
41.7
40.2 - 43.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
45.1
39.1 - 51.0
57.6
53.7 - 61.5
55.6
50.9 - 60.3
56.6
52.0 - 61.3
Non-Indigenous
50.9
49.9 - 51.8
57.1
56.3 - 57.8
58.3
57.5 - 59.0
55.5
54.8 - 56.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
49.3
45.3 - 53.4
57.5
53.9 - 61.1
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
53.5
52.5 - 54.5
57.1
56.3 - 57.8
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
54.8
53.4 - 56.3
59.2
58.1 - 60.3
60.0
58.9 - 61.2
58.2
57.1 - 59.2
Postsecondary
50.4
49.2 - 51.6
55.7
54.7 - 56.6
57.1
56.1 - 58.0
53.6
52.6 - 54.6
Household income
Less than $25,000
54.2
52.0 - 56.5
56.2
54.5 - 58.0
58.9
57.2 - 60.5
55.4
53.8 - 57.0
$25,000 to less than $60,000
52.7
51.2 - 54.3
56.1
54.8 - 57.3
57.2
56.0 - 58.4
55.0
53.8 - 56.2
$60,000 or more
51.9
50.4 - 53.3
57.3
56.1 - 58.5
58.1
56.9 - 59.3
55.3
54.0 - 56.5
Persons with a disability
With disability
51.3
49.6 - 53.0
55.3
53.9 - 56.8
59.1
57.7 - 60.6
n/a
Without disability
51.8
50.7 - 52.9
57.6
56.8 - 58.5
57.9
57.1 - 58.8
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 within 5 days.

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, the next day or in 2 to 5 days" 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_2