Citizens [among those who required one of these tests: MRIs, CAT scans and angiographies, in a non-emergency situation in the last 12 months] who waited less than a month for a diagnostic test

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
52.3
50.5 - 54.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
52.1
48.6 - 55.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
54.1
49.8 - 58.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
53.6
49.6 - 57.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
45.9
40.0 - 51.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
59.0
52.3 - 65.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
46.6
41.4 - 51.8
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
45.9
36.7 - 55.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
43.1
34.0 - 52.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
49.8
42.3 - 57.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
58.0
48.2 - 67.9
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
53.7
42.1 - 65.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
47.5
38.0 - 56.9
Dieppe and Memramcook
44.1
35.1 - 53.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
42.1
28.2 - 55.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
39.1
30.7 - 47.6
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
62.0
52.6 - 71.5
Fredericton
54.5
45.6 - 63.4
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
44.2
31.5 - 56.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
53.3
43.6 - 63.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
48.2
33.1 - 63.3
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
60.4
45.0 - 75.7
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
50.0
34.5 - 65.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
44.7
33.9 - 55.5
Moncton
58.5
50.7 - 66.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
38.3
25.1 - 51.5
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
44.1
26.6 - 61.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
51.4
41.1 - 61.7
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
49.7
39.3 - 60.1
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
57.4
44.8 - 70.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
49.1
39.1 - 59.1
Riverview and Coverdale
46.0
37.2 - 54.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
46.1
35.9 - 56.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
61.1
52.8 - 69.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
56.4
41.9 - 70.9
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
48.5
37.2 - 59.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
40.5
28.4 - 52.6
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
53.9
41.5 - 66.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
42.0
31.7 - 52.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
54.1
43.5 - 64.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
36.2
26.9 - 45.5
Age
18-64
48.8
46.4 - 51.3
65 and over
54.6
51.9 - 57.3
Sex at birth
Female
47.0
44.8 - 49.3
Male
54.9
51.8 - 58.0
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
50.4
39.9 - 60.9
Heterosexual people
50.1
48.2 - 52.0
Language
Preferred language of service: English
53.0
50.7 - 55.2
Preferred language of service: French
44.8
41.5 - 48.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
52.2
40.8 - 63.6
Non-Indigenous
50.3
48.4 - 52.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
50.2
41.7 - 58.7
Non-immigrants
51.3
49.4 - 53.2
Education level
High school or less
53.3
50.5 - 56.2
Postsecondary
49.1
46.8 - 51.5
Household income
Less than $25,000
57.2
53.1 - 61.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
51.8
48.8 - 54.7
$60,000 or more
46.4
43.4 - 49.4
Persons with a disability
Without disability
52.4
49.9 - 54.8
With disability
51.0
48.3 - 53.7
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 required one of these tests: MRIs, CAT scans and angiographies, in a non-emergency situation in the last 12 months] who waited less than a month for a diagnostic test.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have required one of these tests: MRIs, CAT-scans or angiographies provided in a non-emergency situation in the last 12 months . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "less than one month" by the number of respondents who answered "less than one month, 1 to 3 months or longer than 3 months" to the question: How long did you have to wait between when you and your doctor or nurse decided to go ahead with the test and the day of the test? If you have had more than one in the last 12 months, please answer with the most recent in mind.

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_ACCOE_1