Citizens who reported that they had to travel over 100 kilometres (60 miles) to use a health service in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
17.6
17.0 - 18.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
10.2
9.1 - 11.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
14.8
13.3 - 16.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
18.4
17.0 - 19.8
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
30.5
27.7 - 33.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
30.9
27.4 - 34.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
27.9
25.6 - 30.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
23.3
19.9 - 26.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
20.6
16.9 - 24.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
26.9
23.3 - 30.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
32.7
27.5 - 37.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
30.9
26.2 - 35.7
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
24.0
19.5 - 28.5
Dieppe and Memramcook
7.5
5.1 - 9.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
16.4
12.1 - 20.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
20.8
17.1 - 24.6
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
27.1
23.1 - 31.2
Fredericton
11.4
8.9 - 13.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
6.6
3.4 - 9.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
33.2
28.5 - 38.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
11.3
6.2 - 16.3
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
68.0
60.6 - 75.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
25.2
19.4 - 31.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
17.9
14.4 - 21.5
Moncton
7.8
5.6 - 9.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
25.4
20.2 - 30.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
34.9
27.5 - 42.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
14.7
11.4 - 18.0
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
15.8
12.3 - 19.3
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
40.2
33.9 - 46.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
4.4
2.6 - 6.3
Riverview and Coverdale
8.8
6.2 - 11.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
18.2
13.7 - 22.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
8.0
5.8 - 10.2
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
12.2
7.4 - 17.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
6.5
3.7 - 9.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
37.5
32.2 - 42.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
40.2
34.6 - 45.8
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
47.3
42.3 - 52.4
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
21.9
17.8 - 25.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
32.9
28.4 - 37.4
Age
18-64
16.4
15.6 - 17.3
65 and over
19.6
18.5 - 20.7
Sex at birth
Female
17.2
16.4 - 18.0
Male
17.4
16.2 - 18.5
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
14.6
11.1 - 18.0
Heterosexual people
17.1
16.4 - 17.7
Language
Preferred language of service: English
15.1
14.4 - 15.9
Preferred language of service: French
23.2
21.8 - 24.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
27.3
22.2 - 32.3
Non-Indigenous
16.7
16.1 - 17.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
15.2
12.5 - 17.8
Non-immigrants
17.8
17.1 - 18.5
Education level
High school or less
16.5
15.4 - 17.5
Postsecondary
17.8
16.9 - 18.6
Household income
Less than $25,000
20.8
19.0 - 22.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
18.1
16.9 - 19.2
$60,000 or more
15.7
14.7 - 16.8
Persons with a disability
Without disability
14.2
13.4 - 14.9
With disability
27.7
26.3 - 29.2
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 they had to travel over 100 kilometres (60 miles) to use a health service 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: f) Have to travel over 100kms to use a health service.

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_BARHT_1