Citizens who reported that they have been diagnosed or treated for chronic pain

Table

Unit %

Year 2022 Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
20.5
19.4 - 21.6
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
14.1
13.6 - 14.6
14.0
13.5 - 14.5
15.0
14.5 - 15.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
19.0
17.1 - 21.0
16.9
15.6 - 18.2
12.5
11.7 - 13.4
12.5
11.6 - 13.5
13.9
12.9 - 14.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
20.8
18.4 - 23.3
17.3
15.8 - 18.7
15.1
14.1 - 16.2
14.5
13.5 - 15.5
15.7
14.6 - 16.7
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
19.9
17.2 - 22.6
18.4
17.1 - 19.8
14.2
13.1 - 15.2
14.3
13.3 - 15.3
15.7
14.6 - 16.8
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
19.7
15.8 - 23.6
19.7
17.3 - 22.1
14.1
12.6 - 15.7
13.7
12.0 - 15.4
16.7
14.9 - 18.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
23.7
18.9 - 28.5
20.6
17.7 - 23.5
18.4
16.0 - 20.8
17.9
14.9 - 20.9
17.0
14.6 - 19.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
23.3
19.7 - 26.8
16.7
15.0 - 18.5
14.6
13.1 - 16.0
14.1
12.4 - 15.9
13.7
12.3 - 15.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
23.9
19.5 - 28.3
15.0
12.3 - 17.7
13.9
11.8 - 15.9
15.8
13.2 - 18.3
13.8
12.1 - 15.5
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
n/a
17.6
14.2 - 20.9
15.8
13.4 - 18.2
12.4
9.8 - 15.1
13.3
11.1 - 15.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
n/a
16.3
13.4 - 19.2
10.1
7.9 - 12.3
13.4
10.8 - 16.0
18.5
15.5 - 21.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
n/a
19.3
15.2 - 23.5
16.0
12.7 - 19.2
15.7
11.7 - 19.7
19.5
15.5 - 23.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
n/a
14.6
11.1 - 18.1
11.1
8.2 - 14.1
11.8
8.4 - 15.1
14.1
11.1 - 17.1
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
n/a
21.9
17.7 - 26.0
20.5
16.9 - 24.2
20.0
15.4 - 24.5
14.7
11.7 - 17.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
n/a
10.8
8.1 - 13.4
11.3
9.2 - 13.4
12.3
9.0 - 15.7
10.0
7.0 - 13.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
n/a
20.3
15.8 - 24.7
16.4
12.9 - 19.9
13.7
10.2 - 17.1
15.3
12.0 - 18.6
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
n/a
22.1
18.5 - 25.7
15.1
12.9 - 17.2
11.5
9.5 - 13.5
18.0
15.4 - 20.7
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
n/a
22.2
18.6 - 25.8
15.6
12.6 - 18.6
14.5
12.4 - 16.6
15.7
13.2 - 18.1
Fredericton
n/a
13.5
11.0 - 16.0
10.5
8.6 - 12.4
13.3
11.0 - 15.7
14.7
12.1 - 17.2
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
16.8
12.3 - 21.3
12.3
8.9 - 15.7
13.3
9.9 - 16.7
17.5
13.4 - 21.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
n/a
18.8
15.0 - 22.5
13.5
10.8 - 16.2
16.8
13.5 - 20.1
15.7
12.5 - 18.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
n/a
14.7
9.3 - 20.1
23.3
17.8 - 28.8
12.2
7.7 - 16.6
18.4
13.6 - 23.2
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
n/a
10.8
6.1 - 15.4
11.7
7.6 - 15.9
15.8
9.4 - 22.2
13.2
9.4 - 17.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
n/a
22.0
16.7 - 27.3
14.7
11.0 - 18.4
17.2
13.9 - 20.6
17.7
14.1 - 21.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
n/a
15.3
12.1 - 18.5
14.9
12.5 - 17.3
17.7
14.8 - 20.7
14.0
12.1 - 16.0
Moncton
n/a
18.3
15.3 - 21.2
12.2
10.5 - 13.8
12.7
10.9 - 14.5
14.6
12.7 - 16.6
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
n/a
18.0
13.7 - 22.4
19.0
15.2 - 22.7
18.1
14.9 - 21.3
17.7
14.2 - 21.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
n/a
13.1
8.0 - 18.2
8.2
4.5 - 11.9
7.6
3.4 - 11.9
12.8
9.2 - 16.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
n/a
16.5
13.2 - 19.8
14.4
11.5 - 17.3
13.8
11.1 - 16.6
16.4
13.3 - 19.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
n/a
26.5
22.4 - 30.6
16.5
13.4 - 19.6
13.2
10.6 - 15.9
12.5
9.5 - 15.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
n/a
25.6
20.2 - 31.0
18.6
14.5 - 22.7
16.2
12.5 - 19.9
19.1
14.9 - 23.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
n/a
13.6
10.8 - 16.5
12.6
10.5 - 14.6
10.8
8.8 - 12.8
12.9
10.7 - 15.2
Riverview and Coverdale
n/a
18.7
15.2 - 22.3
11.9
9.5 - 14.2
12.4
9.6 - 15.2
12.7
9.8 - 15.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
n/a
20.6
16.1 - 25.1
13.5
10.5 - 16.5
12.6
9.1 - 16.1
15.8
11.9 - 19.8
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
n/a
18.9
15.9 - 21.8
15.7
13.7 - 17.7
16.0
14.3 - 17.7
17.5
15.7 - 19.3
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
n/a
20.8
15.2 - 26.4
15.7
10.9 - 20.5
15.9
11.6 - 20.2
11.8
7.9 - 15.7
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
n/a
16.3
12.3 - 20.3
13.7
11.5 - 16.0
11.1
9.1 - 13.1
11.5
9.4 - 13.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
n/a
17.6
13.7 - 21.6
13.4
10.1 - 16.7
18.3
14.0 - 22.7
12.6
9.7 - 15.5
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
n/a
20.8
16.3 - 25.2
18.4
14.7 - 22.1
13.7
10.9 - 16.6
14.2
11.4 - 17.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
n/a
20.8
16.8 - 24.8
17.7
14.1 - 21.2
17.6
14.0 - 21.1
14.9
11.5 - 18.3
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
n/a
14.4
11.2 - 17.7
15.6
13.0 - 18.3
14.8
12.3 - 17.3
14.5
11.8 - 17.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
n/a
16.4
12.9 - 19.8
16.0
12.8 - 19.3
16.4
12.4 - 20.3
15.6
12.4 - 18.9
Age
18-64
18.5
17.1 - 19.9
15.4
14.6 - 16.2
12.7
12.1 - 13.2
12.9
12.4 - 13.5
13.7
13.2 - 14.3
65 and over
25.8
24.2 - 27.5
23.4
22.2 - 24.5
18.6
17.7 - 19.5
18.4
17.4 - 19.4
20.7
19.6 - 21.9
Gender
Female
23.1
21.7 - 24.5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Male
17.9
16.1 - 19.7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
21.2
14.9 - 27.5
17.7
14.1 - 21.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual
20.2
19.0 - 21.4
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
n/a
18.1
17.3 - 18.9
14.9
14.3 - 15.5
14.7
14.1 - 15.3
16.5
15.8 - 17.1
Preferred language of service: French
n/a
16.1
14.9 - 17.3
11.5
10.7 - 12.4
12.6
11.6 - 13.6
13.3
12.3 - 14.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
32.8
24.0 - 41.6
18.9
14.7 - 23.2
20.2
17.4 - 23.1
19.6
16.1 - 23.1
22.3
18.7 - 26.0
Non-Indigenous
20.2
19.0 - 21.3
17.5
16.8 - 18.1
13.8
13.3 - 14.3
13.8
13.3 - 14.3
14.8
14.3 - 15.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
17.3
13.2 - 21.4
12.3
10.0 - 14.6
9.4
7.6 - 11.2
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
20.8
19.6 - 21.9
17.8
17.1 - 18.5
14.4
13.9 - 14.9
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
25.4
23.1 - 27.7
21.7
20.6 - 22.8
16.4
15.6 - 17.2
17.1
16.3 - 17.9
17.9
17.1 - 18.7
Postsecondary
18.4
17.1 - 19.7
15.1
14.4 - 15.9
12.6
12.0 - 13.2
12.1
11.5 - 12.7
12.8
12.1 - 13.4
Household income
Less than $25,000
31.9
28.0 - 35.9
27.8
25.9 - 29.6
19.3
18.1 - 20.6
23.6
22.2 - 24.9
22.8
21.5 - 24.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
24.0
21.9 - 26.1
18.7
17.6 - 19.8
14.8
14.0 - 15.6
15.2
14.3 - 16.0
15.7
14.8 - 16.5
$60,000 or more
15.6
14.1 - 17.1
13.0
12.1 - 13.9
10.4
9.8 - 11.1
9.1
8.4 - 9.8
10.0
9.3 - 10.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
10.1
9.1 - 11.1
8.2
7.6 - 8.7
6.3
6.0 - 6.7
6.1
5.7 - 6.5
n/a
With disability
48.8
46.0 - 51.6
46.6
45.0 - 48.2
40.5
39.1 - 41.8
42.0
40.6 - 43.3
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 chronic pain.

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: Has any health professional ever diagnosed you with or treated you for any of the following chronic health conditions: c) Chronic pain

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_CHCCP_1

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