Citizens [among those who do not have a family doctor or a nurse practitioner] who said there are no family doctors or nurse practitioners available in the area to take new patients

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
30.6
27.6 - 33.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
30.4
22.9 - 37.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
37.1
29.8 - 44.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
30.2
25.1 - 35.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
27.0
18.9 - 35.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
33.1
21.4 - 44.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
22.7
13.6 - 31.8
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
S
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
23.6
11.2 - 36.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
38.0
23.0 - 53.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
24.4
11.9 - 37.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
36.9
20.2 - 53.6
Fredericton
29.6
21.5 - 37.7
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
33.4
21.5 - 45.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
S
Moncton
38.2
25.9 - 50.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
28.9
16.6 - 41.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
26.0
13.1 - 39.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
S
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
S
Riverview and Coverdale
S
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
49.9
37.1 - 62.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
S
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
S
Age
18-64
29.8
26.3 - 33.2
65 and over
36.4
30.3 - 42.4
Sex at birth
Female
30.3
26.3 - 34.2
Male
30.8
26.3 - 35.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
48.1
31.8 - 64.4
Heterosexual people
29.3
26.2 - 32.3
Language
Preferred language of service: English
31.9
28.3 - 35.4
Preferred language of service: French
25.9
20.0 - 31.7
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
30.4
27.4 - 33.5
Immigrant
Immigrants
27.2
18.8 - 35.5
Non-immigrants
31.2
28.0 - 34.4
Education level
High school or less
31.2
26.2 - 36.2
Postsecondary
30.3
26.5 - 34.0
Household income
Less than $25,000
31.9
24.9 - 38.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
31.1
26.3 - 36.0
$60,000 or more
30.8
25.8 - 35.8
Persons with a disability
With disability
37.8
31.1 - 44.5
Without disability
29.0
25.7 - 32.3
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [among those who do not have a family doctor or a nurse practitioner] who said there are no family doctors or nurse practitioners available in the area to take new patients.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who do not have a family doctor or a nurse practitioner . 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: Why do you not have a personal family doctor or a nurse practitioner: 1) No family doctors or Nurse Practitioner available in the area to take new patients

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

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_ACCFE_1