Citizens who reported experiencing difficulties in getting the health care they needed in the last 12 months because they were unable to leave the house due to a health problem

Table

Unit %

Year 2023 Year 2022 Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
12.4
11.5 - 13.3
16.2
15.0 - 17.3
11.2
10.6 - 11.7
9.6
9.2 - 10.0
12.4
12.0 - 12.9
16.9
16.3 - 17.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
10.8
9.1 - 12.5
15.2
13.3 - 17.0
11.9
10.7 - 13.0
10.3
9.5 - 11.1
11.5
10.6 - 12.4
15.9
14.8 - 16.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
13.0
10.8 - 15.1
18.0
15.5 - 20.6
12.7
11.3 - 14.0
10.7
9.8 - 11.6
14.7
13.7 - 15.7
19.2
18.1 - 20.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
14.7
12.6 - 16.8
16.0
13.3 - 18.7
11.6
10.5 - 12.8
9.9
9.0 - 10.8
14.2
13.3 - 15.2
17.8
16.7 - 19.0
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
10.2
7.6 - 12.8
15.9
12.1 - 19.8
10.0
8.1 - 11.9
8.2
7.0 - 9.5
9.8
8.4 - 11.3
15.5
13.8 - 17.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
15.6
12.2 - 19.0
17.3
12.1 - 22.6
12.0
9.5 - 14.5
9.2
7.3 - 11.0
11.4
8.9 - 13.9
15.6
13.2 - 17.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
9.3
6.9 - 11.7
15.2
12.1 - 18.4
6.9
5.7 - 8.2
7.3
6.2 - 8.3
8.3
6.9 - 9.6
13.7
12.3 - 15.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
15.1
11.7 - 18.5
16.0
12.6 - 19.5
8.7
6.4 - 10.9
7.5
6.0 - 9.1
12.5
10.2 - 14.8
16.9
15.0 - 18.8
Age
18-64
12.8
11.7 - 14.0
16.6
15.2 - 18.0
11.5
10.7 - 12.2
9.9
9.4 - 10.4
12.7
12.1 - 13.3
16.7
16.1 - 17.2
65 and over
11.2
9.9 - 12.4
15.0
13.7 - 16.3
10.3
9.4 - 11.1
8.8
8.1 - 9.5
11.4
10.6 - 12.2
17.7
16.6 - 18.7
Gender
Female
14.4
13.2 - 15.7
18.4
17.0 - 19.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Male
10.0
8.6 - 11.3
13.9
12.2 - 15.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
2SLGBTQIA+ status
2SLGBTQIA+
31.3
24.6 - 38.0
21.1
15.2 - 27.0
21.9
17.8 - 26.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Most comfortable in English
13.8
12.7 - 15.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Most comfortable in French
8.2
6.8 - 9.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Comfortable in both English and French
11.3
8.3 - 14.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
21.3
14.3 - 28.3
41.1
31.0 - 51.2
17.8
13.4 - 22.1
15.5
12.9 - 18.1
20.5
16.9 - 24.1
27.4
23.5 - 31.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
17.2
13.1 - 21.3
20.5
15.3 - 25.6
8.6
6.5 - 10.7
7.6
5.9 - 9.2
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
14.6
12.7 - 16.5
17.4
15.4 - 19.4
12.7
11.7 - 13.6
11.2
10.5 - 11.9
13.9
13.1 - 14.6
17.3
16.5 - 18.0
Postsecondary
11.5
10.5 - 12.6
15.6
14.3 - 17.0
10.2
9.5 - 10.9
8.5
8.0 - 9.0
11.6
11.0 - 12.2
16.5
15.8 - 17.2
Disability or special need
Disability or special need
35.1
30.6 - 39.5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Household income
Less than $30,000
19.6
16.8 - 22.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
$30,000 to less than $60,000
14.7
12.8 - 16.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
$60,000 or more
8.8
7.7 - 9.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Racialized groups
Racialized groups
16.1
12.0 - 20.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who reported experiencing difficulties in getting the health care they needed in the last 12 months because they were unable to leave the house due to a health problem.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey and Primary Care 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 services you needed in the last 12 months. In the last 12 months, did you: c) Find that you were unable to leave the house because of a health problem

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_BARLH_1

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