Citizens [with a nurse practitioner as their primary care provider] who can get an appointment with their nurse practitioner within 5 days

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
51.7
47.4 - 56.0
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
47.8
36.6 - 58.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
42.7
33.3 - 52.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
53.0
44.9 - 61.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
54.0
36.5 - 71.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
40.2
28.5 - 51.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
69.6
58.0 - 81.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
66.4
49.5 - 83.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
S
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
28.5
16.7 - 40.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
S
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
S
Fredericton
50.6
34.5 - 66.7
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
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
S
Moncton
S
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
S
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
38.3
21.2 - 55.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
62.3
46.2 - 78.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
S
Age
18-64
46.1
40.7 - 51.4
65 and over
56.6
49.4 - 63.8
Sex at birth
Female
47.5
42.5 - 52.6
Male
49.5
41.3 - 57.7
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
S
Heterosexual people
47.1
42.6 - 51.5
Language
Preferred language of service: English
45.4
40.2 - 50.7
Preferred language of service: French
56.3
48.3 - 64.4
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
47.1
42.7 - 51.5
Immigrant
Immigrants
49.5
32.2 - 66.9
Non-immigrants
49.5
45.0 - 53.9
Education level
High school or less
52.8
46.2 - 59.4
Postsecondary
45.3
39.6 - 50.9
Household income
Less than $25,000
51.3
41.7 - 60.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
51.0
43.8 - 58.2
$60,000 or more
45.1
37.9 - 52.2
Persons with a disability
Without disability
51.8
46.7 - 56.8
With disability
48.6
40.5 - 56.6
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 nurse practitioner as their primary care provider] who can get an appointment with their nurse practitioner within 5 days.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a nurse practitioner as their primary care provider . 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_ACCND_4