Citizens who reported experiencing any financial barrier in getting the health care they needed in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
26.5
25.8 - 27.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
28.8
27.2 - 30.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
24.2
22.6 - 25.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
23.9
22.5 - 25.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
33.8
31.0 - 36.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
29.1
25.8 - 32.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
28.8
26.7 - 31.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
25.8
22.5 - 29.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
27.9
24.0 - 31.8
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
27.5
24.1 - 30.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
31.0
26.2 - 35.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
29.1
24.6 - 33.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
26.2
21.8 - 30.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
21.4
17.9 - 24.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
26.3
21.4 - 31.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
31.6
27.5 - 35.6
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
23.1
19.5 - 26.8
Fredericton
21.5
18.5 - 24.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
21.0
16.1 - 25.9
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
35.9
31.3 - 40.6
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
32.4
25.3 - 39.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
38.8
31.5 - 46.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
31.3
25.4 - 37.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
24.6
20.8 - 28.4
Moncton
30.9
27.4 - 34.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
24.8
19.9 - 29.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
32.0
25.0 - 39.0
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
15.8
12.6 - 19.0
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
22.8
18.9 - 26.6
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
30.4
24.8 - 36.1
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
15.9
12.9 - 18.9
Riverview and Coverdale
25.3
21.3 - 29.2
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
27.1
22.2 - 32.0
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
26.2
22.9 - 29.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
36.0
29.4 - 42.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
31.6
26.6 - 36.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
29.5
24.8 - 34.2
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
25.6
20.8 - 30.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
29.9
25.4 - 34.4
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
27.0
22.8 - 31.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
29.8
25.5 - 34.0
Age
18-64
28.4
27.4 - 29.4
65 and over
21.2
20.1 - 22.3
Sex at birth
Female
28.2
27.3 - 29.2
Male
24.7
23.5 - 26.0
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
49.5
44.8 - 54.2
Heterosexual people
25.2
24.5 - 26.0
Language
Preferred language of service: English
26.4
25.4 - 27.3
Preferred language of service: French
27.7
26.2 - 29.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
39.5
34.2 - 44.8
Non-Indigenous
26.0
25.3 - 26.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
27.7
24.6 - 30.9
Non-immigrants
26.5
25.7 - 27.2
Education level
High school or less
32.5
31.2 - 33.7
Postsecondary
23.2
22.3 - 24.1
Household income
Less than $25,000
44.9
42.9 - 46.9
$25,000 to less than $60,000
33.5
32.2 - 34.9
$60,000 or more
15.2
14.3 - 16.2
Persons with a disability
Without disability
22.4
21.5 - 23.2
With disability
39.4
37.8 - 40.9
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 experiencing any financial barrier in getting the health care they needed in the last 12 months, based on their responses to 4 individual questions related to costs.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator combines the responses to the following 4 individual questions related to costs: 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 (yes/no)', 'h) Not fill a prescription for medicine, or skip doses of your medicine because of the cost (yes/no)', 'g) Skip a medical test, treatment, or follow-up that was recommended by a doctor because of the cost (yes/no)' and 'i) Skip dental care or dental checkups because of the cost (yes/no)'. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered 'yes' to at least 1 of these individual questions by the total number of respondents.

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_BARFI_1