Citizens who reported that the cost for ambulance services was too high in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
22.7
21.6 - 23.7
19.0
18.3 - 19.6
21.7
21.0 - 22.3
35.5
34.8 - 36.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
22.6
20.5 - 24.6
16.4
15.2 - 17.6
19.9
18.6 - 21.2
35.6
34.0 - 37.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
19.0
16.9 - 21.1
17.5
16.2 - 18.9
17.0
15.8 - 18.1
30.7
29.1 - 32.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
17.2
15.4 - 19.1
12.5
11.3 - 13.7
16.5
15.3 - 17.6
27.2
25.7 - 28.8
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
30.3
26.3 - 34.3
27.2
24.7 - 29.7
32.1
29.4 - 34.7
48.1
45.1 - 51.0
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
38.4
33.1 - 43.7
29.4
25.9 - 32.9
32.2
28.0 - 36.4
37.4
33.8 - 41.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
32.4
28.9 - 35.9
31.3
29.0 - 33.7
35.0
32.3 - 37.6
51.3
49.0 - 53.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
28.9
23.8 - 34.0
24.8
21.8 - 27.7
28.9
25.3 - 32.4
40.9
38.1 - 43.8
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
28.3
22.0 - 34.7
26.9
23.3 - 30.5
33.6
29.2 - 37.9
40.7
36.8 - 44.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
21.6
17.0 - 26.2
23.7
19.8 - 27.6
26.3
22.4 - 30.1
45.5
41.1 - 49.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
44.7
36.6 - 52.8
27.1
22.4 - 31.9
31.5
25.7 - 37.3
34.4
28.7 - 40.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
33.9
26.4 - 41.4
33.5
28.1 - 38.8
36.3
30.5 - 42.0
58.5
53.4 - 63.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
32.4
25.5 - 39.4
31.4
26.1 - 36.6
32.8
26.8 - 38.8
40.2
35.3 - 45.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
13.6
9.4 - 17.8
17.8
14.5 - 21.0
16.1
11.8 - 20.4
31.9
26.1 - 37.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
18.0
12.2 - 23.9
15.6
11.6 - 19.6
14.5
10.5 - 18.4
38.8
33.6 - 43.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
28.3
22.6 - 34.0
25.5
22.2 - 28.8
29.7
26.3 - 33.0
48.2
44.0 - 52.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
16.6
11.9 - 21.3
11.4
8.4 - 14.4
15.9
13.5 - 18.2
25.7
22.2 - 29.1
Fredericton
18.6
14.5 - 22.7
9.4
7.3 - 11.5
17.1
14.2 - 20.0
25.0
21.4 - 28.7
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
15.8
9.4 - 22.3
12.5
8.4 - 16.6
17.3
13.0 - 21.6
28.0
22.3 - 33.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
32.7
26.1 - 39.3
33.6
28.9 - 38.3
34.6
29.7 - 39.5
47.5
42.3 - 52.8
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
22.9
13.8 - 32.0
19.7
13.6 - 25.8
24.0
17.5 - 30.4
36.4
29.3 - 43.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
32.3
21.9 - 42.8
19.1
12.8 - 25.3
36.1
26.5 - 45.8
49.2
42.6 - 55.9
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
13.6
7.5 - 19.6
20.8
15.8 - 25.7
22.0
18.0 - 26.0
35.7
30.4 - 41.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
25.9
20.3 - 31.5
23.5
20.3 - 26.7
22.8
19.2 - 26.5
39.1
35.9 - 42.3
Moncton
23.0
18.4 - 27.6
14.3
12.1 - 16.4
19.1
16.7 - 21.6
32.5
29.5 - 35.6
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
14.0
8.3 - 19.8
15.3
11.2 - 19.5
18.4
14.9 - 22.0
30.0
25.0 - 34.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
44.9
33.6 - 56.2
32.1
24.9 - 39.3
54.7
45.5 - 64.0
48.9
42.6 - 55.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
15.5
10.9 - 20.0
9.0
6.2 - 11.8
10.6
7.9 - 13.3
21.5
17.5 - 25.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
16.4
11.4 - 21.5
15.2
11.6 - 18.8
14.4
11.3 - 17.5
28.8
24.0 - 33.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
22.8
15.3 - 30.2
24.4
18.8 - 30.0
27.5
22.6 - 32.4
32.2
26.4 - 37.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
11.1
7.4 - 14.8
15.0
12.4 - 17.6
10.7
8.5 - 12.9
23.7
20.4 - 27.0
Riverview and Coverdale
18.2
12.9 - 23.4
14.7
11.6 - 17.8
17.1
13.5 - 20.7
37.5
32.3 - 42.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
23.2
16.3 - 30.2
13.0
9.4 - 16.7
14.5
10.3 - 18.7
33.8
27.7 - 39.8
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
21.0
16.6 - 25.4
20.4
17.8 - 23.1
20.3
18.2 - 22.3
34.8
32.2 - 37.5
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
31.9
22.7 - 41.1
15.7
9.8 - 21.7
22.1
16.7 - 27.6
34.9
27.9 - 41.9
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
32.8
25.0 - 40.5
18.6
15.3 - 21.8
23.5
20.4 - 26.6
37.6
33.8 - 41.4
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
36.1
28.5 - 43.6
35.5
30.1 - 41.0
34.8
28.8 - 40.8
59.4
54.5 - 64.3
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
16.9
11.2 - 22.6
15.2
11.1 - 19.3
22.7
19.0 - 26.5
33.8
29.4 - 38.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
25.9
19.7 - 32.2
17.9
13.5 - 22.4
13.8
10.4 - 17.2
28.7
23.5 - 33.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
24.8
19.0 - 30.6
15.8
12.6 - 19.1
14.8
12.0 - 17.6
29.7
25.7 - 33.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
35.6
28.6 - 42.6
34.1
29.1 - 39.1
37.0
31.2 - 42.9
59.6
54.4 - 64.7
Age
18-64
24.2
22.8 - 25.6
18.6
17.8 - 19.3
22.2
21.4 - 23.0
34.7
33.8 - 35.6
65 and over
17.6
16.2 - 19.1
20.2
19.1 - 21.4
19.6
18.5 - 20.7
39.2
37.6 - 40.8
Sex at birth
Female
25.3
23.9 - 26.6
21.8
20.9 - 22.7
24.2
23.3 - 25.0
39.3
38.3 - 40.3
Male
19.4
17.8 - 21.1
16.1
15.1 - 17.1
19.1
18.0 - 20.1
31.6
30.4 - 32.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
26.7
20.9 - 32.6
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
22.1
21.0 - 23.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
20.3
19.1 - 21.5
16.0
15.3 - 16.7
17.9
17.2 - 18.6
31.9
31.0 - 32.8
Preferred language of service: French
28.7
26.5 - 30.9
28.4
26.9 - 29.9
33.1
31.5 - 34.8
49.1
47.5 - 50.8
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
37.6
30.3 - 44.9
26.6
22.9 - 30.3
36.6
31.9 - 41.3
40.2
35.2 - 45.1
Non-Indigenous
22.0
21.0 - 23.1
18.6
17.9 - 19.2
21.1
20.5 - 21.8
35.4
34.6 - 36.2
Immigrant
Immigrants
21.5
17.2 - 25.8
16.6
13.8 - 19.5
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
22.1
21.1 - 23.2
19.1
18.4 - 19.8
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
26.3
24.6 - 27.9
24.7
23.6 - 25.8
28.5
27.4 - 29.6
43.1
42.0 - 44.3
Postsecondary
19.7
18.4 - 21.0
14.8
14.0 - 15.6
17.4
16.6 - 18.2
29.3
28.3 - 30.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
31.2
28.6 - 33.8
29.0
27.4 - 30.7
36.2
34.5 - 37.9
47.8
46.1 - 49.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
26.0
24.2 - 27.8
21.7
20.6 - 22.8
24.0
22.9 - 25.2
38.9
37.6 - 40.2
$60,000 or more
15.7
14.1 - 17.2
10.7
9.9 - 11.6
12.3
11.5 - 13.2
24.2
23.0 - 25.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
18.9
17.7 - 20.1
16.4
15.7 - 17.1
18.7
18.0 - 19.4
n/a
With disability
30.6
28.6 - 32.5
27.4
26.0 - 28.9
31.9
30.4 - 33.3
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 who reported that the cost for ambulance services was too high in the last 12 months.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

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: Now think of any difficulties you may have experienced in getting the health care you needed in the last 12 months. In the last 12 months, did you: c) Find the cost for ambulance services too high

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_BARAH_1