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

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
23.4
22.2 - 24.5
18.6
17.7 - 19.5
18.4
17.4 - 19.4
20.7
19.6 - 21.9
Sex at birth
Female
19.4
18.6 - 20.2
15.8
15.2 - 16.5
15.8
15.2 - 16.5
16.9
16.2 - 17.5
Male
15.5
14.4 - 16.5
12.2
11.5 - 13.0
12.1
11.3 - 12.8
13.0
12.2 - 13.7
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
17.7
14.1 - 21.3
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
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
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
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
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
12.3
10.0 - 14.6
9.4
7.6 - 11.2
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
17.8
17.1 - 18.5
14.4
13.9 - 14.9
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
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
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
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
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
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
8.2
7.6 - 8.7
6.3
6.0 - 6.7
6.1
5.7 - 6.5
n/a
With disability
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 was suppressed due to low respondent counts

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

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