Citizens who reported that they skipped dental care or dental checkups because of the cost in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
20.6
19.9 - 21.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
22.5
21.0 - 24.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
18.9
17.3 - 20.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
17.5
16.1 - 18.8
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
22.8
20.2 - 25.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
16.4
13.6 - 19.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
20.1
18.1 - 22.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
18.6
15.5 - 21.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
18.0
14.6 - 21.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
20.1
16.9 - 23.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
18.5
14.2 - 22.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
19.7
15.6 - 23.7
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
13.5
10.0 - 17.1
Dieppe and Memramcook
17.7
14.4 - 21.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
21.0
16.3 - 25.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
21.6
17.8 - 25.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
19.4
15.9 - 22.9
Fredericton
14.1
11.5 - 16.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
14.8
10.3 - 19.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
22.2
18.0 - 26.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
25.6
18.9 - 32.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
30.5
23.3 - 37.8
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
23.2
17.6 - 28.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
16.4
13.1 - 19.8
Moncton
25.1
21.6 - 28.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
20.9
16.1 - 25.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
19.8
13.5 - 26.1
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
12.5
9.4 - 15.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
19.2
15.5 - 23.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
25.6
20.0 - 31.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
10.9
8.2 - 13.5
Riverview and Coverdale
21.7
17.8 - 25.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
17.1
12.7 - 21.5
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
18.8
15.7 - 21.8
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
31.4
24.7 - 38.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
21.9
17.2 - 26.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
22.1
17.6 - 26.5
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
17.9
13.6 - 22.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
22.2
18.0 - 26.4
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
18.5
14.8 - 22.3
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
16.9
13.3 - 20.5
Age
18-64
20.8
19.9 - 21.7
65 and over
13.4
12.5 - 14.4
Sex at birth
Female
20.1
19.3 - 21.0
Male
17.7
16.5 - 18.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
40.2
35.4 - 45.0
Heterosexual people
17.5
16.8 - 18.2
Language
Preferred language of service: English
19.3
18.5 - 20.2
Preferred language of service: French
18.3
17.0 - 19.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
26.3
21.4 - 31.3
Non-Indigenous
18.3
17.6 - 19.0
Immigrant
Immigrants
20.5
17.5 - 23.5
Non-immigrants
19.3
18.6 - 20.0
Education level
High school or less
22.6
21.4 - 23.8
Postsecondary
16.9
16.1 - 17.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
34.8
32.8 - 36.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
24.8
23.6 - 26.1
$60,000 or more
9.6
8.8 - 10.4
Persons with a disability
Without disability
17.4
16.6 - 18.2
With disability
28.2
26.8 - 29.7
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 skipped dental care or dental checkups because of the cost 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: i) Skip dental care or dental checkups because of the cost

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_BARSD_1