Citizens who reported that they have been diagnosed or treated for zero (0) chronic health condition (among list of 12 conditions)

Table

Unit %

Year 2023 Year 2022 Year 2017
Province
New Brunswick
32.2
30.8 - 33.5
32.4
30.9 - 33.9
39.1
38.4 - 39.8
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
34.9
32.2 - 37.5
35.5
32.9 - 38.1
41.2
39.9 - 42.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
31.3
28.2 - 34.5
34.2
31.0 - 37.4
38.9
37.4 - 40.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
31.0
28.3 - 33.8
31.8
28.1 - 35.5
36.2
34.8 - 37.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
37.3
33.0 - 41.7
27.3
22.4 - 32.2
48.1
45.8 - 50.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
29.3
24.8 - 33.7
28.1
21.6 - 34.6
35.6
32.6 - 38.7
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
30.0
26.0 - 33.9
28.4
24.2 - 32.6
38.3
36.3 - 40.3
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
25.9
21.8 - 30.0
26.7
21.5 - 32.0
34.4
31.6 - 37.3
Age
18-64
39.5
37.8 - 41.2
39.8
37.8 - 41.7
46.2
45.4 - 47.1
65 and over
12.8
11.4 - 14.1
12.8
11.6 - 14.1
16.8
15.9 - 17.7
Gender
Female
29.5
27.9 - 31.1
30.3
28.6 - 32.1
n/a
Male
35.1
32.9 - 37.2
34.5
32.0 - 37.0
n/a
2SLGBTQIA+ status
2SLGBTQIA+
29.5
23.0 - 35.9
25.7
18.7 - 32.6
n/a
Language
Most comfortable in English
30.5
28.9 - 32.1
n/a
n/a
Most comfortable in French
37.2
34.4 - 39.9
n/a
n/a
Comfortable in both English and French
33.5
29.0 - 38.0
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
17.2
10.9 - 23.4
27.1
17.4 - 36.8
34.3
30.9 - 37.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
54.4
49.1 - 59.6
42.7
36.4 - 48.9
58.5
55.4 - 61.5
Education level
High school or less
25.7
23.3 - 28.2
24.3
21.8 - 26.8
32.4
31.4 - 33.4
Postsecondary
34.6
33.0 - 36.2
36.0
34.1 - 37.9
43.5
42.6 - 44.4
Disability or special need
Disability or special need
10.9
7.5 - 14.3
n/a
n/a
Household income
Less than $30,000
24.0
20.7 - 27.3
n/a
n/a
$30,000 to less than $60,000
30.3
27.7 - 32.9
n/a
n/a
$60,000 or more
35.6
33.6 - 37.5
n/a
n/a
Racialized groups
Racialized groups
58.2
53.0 - 63.4
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 that they have been diagnosed or treated for zero (0) chronic health condition (among list of 12 conditions).

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 "no to all 12 chronic health conditions asked in the questionnaire (excluding: high cholesterol and anxiety)" by the number of respondents who answered "yes or no, to at least 1 of the options asked" to the question: Has any health professional ever diagnosed you with or treated you for any of the following chronic health conditions: arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, Emphysema or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cancer, diabetes, depression, A mood disorder other than depression, such as bipolar disorder, mania, manic depression, or dysthymia, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure or hypertension or gastric reflux (GERD).

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

Higher is better

NBHC code

PH_CHC12_3

Charts

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