Citizens [having seen a specialist for the first time in the past 12 months] who waited less than 1 month for a first visit with a specialist

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
40.7
38.8 - 42.7
44.7
43.4 - 46.1
49.9
48.9 - 50.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
37.2
33.4 - 41.0
48.6
46.1 - 51.2
47.8
45.8 - 49.7
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
41.3
36.9 - 45.7
44.4
41.4 - 47.3
50.6
48.6 - 52.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
39.2
35.0 - 43.3
41.6
38.6 - 44.6
51.9
49.8 - 53.9
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
55.7
48.7 - 62.6
50.7
46.0 - 55.5
53.9
50.2 - 57.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
35.1
27.9 - 42.2
35.2
29.6 - 40.8
50.9
45.4 - 56.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
44.5
39.0 - 50.0
41.1
36.9 - 45.3
46.1
42.6 - 49.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
40.7
31.7 - 49.8
45.3
39.1 - 51.6
52.5
47.4 - 57.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
49.4
39.3 - 59.6
43.6
37.0 - 50.3
54.0
48.0 - 60.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
32.1
23.5 - 40.7
42.9
35.9 - 49.9
40.1
35.0 - 45.3
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
37.9
27.1 - 48.7
34.2
26.2 - 42.2
60.1
52.8 - 67.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
40.6
29.5 - 51.6
50.0
39.3 - 60.7
43.9
36.7 - 51.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
32.7
23.1 - 42.3
35.9
27.8 - 43.9
41.9
33.9 - 49.9
Dieppe and Memramcook
43.5
32.6 - 54.4
49.0
42.2 - 55.7
43.8
36.6 - 51.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
49.5
36.1 - 63.0
43.3
33.9 - 52.7
49.8
42.7 - 56.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
60.3
50.4 - 70.1
51.2
45.1 - 57.3
56.0
51.5 - 60.6
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
38.1
27.3 - 49.0
41.5
32.6 - 50.4
47.6
43.1 - 52.0
Fredericton
36.9
28.5 - 45.3
42.4
36.0 - 48.7
55.5
50.5 - 60.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
43.0
29.6 - 56.3
33.6
23.7 - 43.5
52.4
45.0 - 59.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
50.6
38.8 - 62.4
43.6
34.6 - 52.7
49.4
42.6 - 56.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
39.9
22.9 - 56.9
43.4
27.8 - 59.1
44.7
35.5 - 54.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
43.1
25.9 - 60.2
63.6
49.4 - 77.8
56.7
42.7 - 70.6
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
40.2
23.9 - 56.4
40.7
29.5 - 51.9
53.6
47.2 - 60.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
39.1
28.6 - 49.5
43.8
37.0 - 50.6
50.9
45.2 - 56.6
Moncton
39.1
30.9 - 47.2
49.1
44.2 - 54.0
48.8
45.1 - 52.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
39.9
27.4 - 52.4
34.3
24.6 - 43.9
47.7
41.7 - 53.8
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
S
58.6
46.7 - 70.5
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
41.9
30.0 - 53.8
35.8
27.3 - 44.3
47.4
41.3 - 53.6
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
35.7
25.0 - 46.4
40.0
32.1 - 47.9
55.6
49.9 - 61.3
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
41.6
26.1 - 57.0
61.2
51.1 - 71.3
54.8
47.5 - 62.1
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
43.4
34.0 - 52.7
41.4
35.5 - 47.3
46.8
42.3 - 51.3
Riverview and Coverdale
41.9
31.4 - 52.4
51.1
44.2 - 58.1
55.3
49.6 - 60.9
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
32.9
21.6 - 44.3
50.6
41.9 - 59.3
54.1
47.0 - 61.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
35.6
26.9 - 44.4
49.5
44.3 - 54.7
54.1
50.7 - 57.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
41.9
27.0 - 56.9
55.2
42.2 - 68.3
56.1
48.1 - 64.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
28.2
17.6 - 38.8
47.3
40.6 - 53.9
43.2
38.8 - 47.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
39.0
26.8 - 51.3
27.8
18.6 - 37.0
32.8
25.0 - 40.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
25.4
12.8 - 37.9
49.5
40.1 - 58.9
52.2
46.4 - 58.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
45.6
35.0 - 56.2
34.0
24.7 - 43.3
47.5
40.8 - 54.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
48.8
37.5 - 60.1
38.5
30.9 - 46.0
45.2
40.2 - 50.3
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
41.3
30.9 - 51.6
42.0
33.5 - 50.6
44.2
36.8 - 51.5
Age
18-64
40.2
37.6 - 42.7
44.1
42.4 - 45.8
50.1
48.9 - 51.4
65 and over
42.5
39.4 - 45.5
46.7
44.4 - 49.0
49.2
47.5 - 51.0
Sex at birth
Female
40.3
38.0 - 42.7
41.6
39.9 - 43.3
49.2
47.9 - 50.4
Male
41.7
38.2 - 45.2
49.1
46.7 - 51.4
50.8
49.0 - 52.5
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
39.4
28.9 - 50.0
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
41.0
39.0 - 43.0
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
39.5
37.1 - 41.9
44.5
42.9 - 46.2
50.9
49.8 - 52.1
Preferred language of service: French
44.6
40.9 - 48.4
44.2
41.5 - 46.9
46.7
44.5 - 48.9
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
51.0
38.4 - 63.7
40.7
34.1 - 47.4
53.3
47.4 - 59.3
Non-Indigenous
40.4
38.4 - 42.3
44.8
43.4 - 46.2
49.8
48.7 - 50.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
40.3
32.0 - 48.6
47.1
41.0 - 53.2
n/a
Non-immigrants
41.2
39.2 - 43.2
44.6
43.2 - 46.0
n/a
Education level
High school or less
41.5
38.2 - 44.8
46.7
44.6 - 48.9
53.6
52.0 - 55.2
Postsecondary
40.6
38.2 - 43.1
43.4
41.6 - 45.1
47.6
46.2 - 48.9
Household income
Less than $25,000
42.6
37.7 - 47.5
48.2
44.9 - 51.4
50.3
48.1 - 52.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
44.4
41.1 - 47.8
47.0
44.8 - 49.2
51.4
49.7 - 53.1
$60,000 or more
38.8
35.8 - 41.8
40.3
38.1 - 42.5
47.8
46.1 - 49.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
42.4
39.9 - 44.9
45.9
44.3 - 47.6
50.7
49.5 - 52.0
With disability
38.4
35.2 - 41.5
42.0
39.5 - 44.4
48.0
46.2 - 49.7
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [having seen a specialist for the first time in the past 12 months] who waited less than 1 month for a first visit with a specialist.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have seen a specialist for the first time in the last 12 months . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "less than one week or from one week to less than one month" by the number of respondents who answered "less than one week, from one week to less than one month, from one month to less than 3 months, from 3 months to less than 6 months, from 6 months to less than one year or one year or more" to the question: Thinking of the specialist (the most recent specialist) you saw for the first time in the last 12 months, how long did you have to wait between the referral and your first visit with this specialist?

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_ACCSA_1