Citizens [with a family doctor] who reported that their family doctor always explains things in a way that they can understand

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
75.7
74.9 - 76.5
80.2
79.6 - 80.8
80.9
80.3 - 81.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
77.7
76.2 - 79.2
83.3
82.3 - 84.4
82.4
81.2 - 83.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
76.2
74.5 - 78.0
81.6
80.3 - 82.9
82.4
81.2 - 83.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
76.4
74.8 - 78.0
81.0
79.7 - 82.4
83.1
81.9 - 84.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
73.4
70.5 - 76.3
76.2
74.1 - 78.4
75.1
72.6 - 77.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
74.1
70.5 - 77.7
71.4
68.2 - 74.6
73.1
69.3 - 77.0
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
72.6
70.4 - 74.8
75.8
73.8 - 77.8
77.3
75.1 - 79.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
72.7
69.2 - 76.3
75.1
72.2 - 77.9
77.3
74.1 - 80.5
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
77.0
73.0 - 81.0
79.5
76.5 - 82.5
80.3
76.9 - 83.8
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
81.1
77.9 - 84.2
83.5
80.6 - 86.4
82.9
79.9 - 86.0
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
75.3
70.5 - 80.1
77.3
73.2 - 81.3
73.2
67.8 - 78.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
69.9
65.2 - 74.5
75.8
71.3 - 80.2
75.2
70.2 - 80.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
72.5
67.1 - 77.9
66.2
61.3 - 71.1
73.1
67.4 - 78.9
Dieppe and Memramcook
81.9
78.6 - 85.3
89.8
87.6 - 92.0
85.6
81.8 - 89.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
73.8
68.6 - 79.0
79.3
74.8 - 83.9
77.6
73.2 - 82.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
73.3
69.1 - 77.5
78.4
75.7 - 81.1
74.3
71.2 - 77.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
76.7
72.8 - 80.5
82.8
79.4 - 86.3
84.8
82.5 - 87.2
Fredericton
74.5
70.8 - 78.1
80.5
77.6 - 83.3
82.9
80.0 - 85.9
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
72.5
66.9 - 78.1
81.4
77.1 - 85.7
85.0
81.1 - 89.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
74.1
69.7 - 78.5
71.2
67.2 - 75.3
75.9
71.6 - 80.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
79.5
73.0 - 86.1
81.8
76.2 - 87.5
85.6
80.5 - 90.6
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
71.1
62.2 - 80.1
80.6
74.0 - 87.1
76.5
67.7 - 85.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
74.6
68.9 - 80.4
81.6
77.2 - 86.0
85.6
82.2 - 89.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
71.0
66.8 - 75.2
76.2
73.0 - 79.3
77.0
73.4 - 80.6
Moncton
75.4
71.9 - 78.9
82.3
80.1 - 84.4
79.9
77.6 - 82.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
79.5
74.6 - 84.4
81.9
77.7 - 86.2
85.1
81.9 - 88.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
81.6
75.4 - 87.7
69.5
62.8 - 76.3
78.3
71.2 - 85.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
81.8
78.1 - 85.6
82.2
78.6 - 85.7
83.8
80.5 - 87.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
79.4
75.4 - 83.5
82.3
78.6 - 86.0
84.4
81.1 - 87.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
78.0
72.6 - 83.5
74.9
69.8 - 80.0
80.4
76.0 - 84.7
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
80.1
76.7 - 83.6
86.3
84.0 - 88.6
82.0
79.3 - 84.7
Riverview and Coverdale
76.5
72.6 - 80.5
79.4
76.3 - 82.5
83.0
79.7 - 86.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
74.3
69.2 - 79.4
80.2
76.1 - 84.2
81.4
76.9 - 85.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
75.7
72.2 - 79.3
80.4
78.0 - 82.8
83.3
81.3 - 85.2
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
71.5
65.2 - 77.9
79.2
73.2 - 85.1
80.1
75.0 - 85.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
80.3
75.8 - 84.8
85.0
82.5 - 87.6
85.3
82.9 - 87.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
75.3
70.5 - 80.1
74.6
69.7 - 79.4
70.4
64.6 - 76.2
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
73.0
67.5 - 78.6
77.8
73.1 - 82.5
80.6
77.0 - 84.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
68.3
63.4 - 73.2
78.0
73.7 - 82.3
77.9
73.8 - 82.0
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
78.8
74.8 - 82.7
80.8
77.6 - 83.9
83.1
80.3 - 85.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
68.8
64.4 - 73.2
70.5
66.1 - 75.0
78.2
73.6 - 82.9
Age
18-64
75.4
74.4 - 76.4
80.7
80.0 - 81.5
81.3
80.5 - 82.0
65 and over
77.2
76.1 - 78.4
78.8
77.8 - 79.9
79.6
78.6 - 80.7
Sex at birth
Female
75.0
74.1 - 76.0
78.7
77.9 - 79.4
79.8
79.1 - 80.6
Male
77.3
75.9 - 78.6
82.1
81.1 - 83.1
82.2
81.1 - 83.2
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
70.3
65.6 - 75.0
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
76.1
75.3 - 76.9
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
75.2
74.2 - 76.1
81.1
80.3 - 81.8
81.5
80.8 - 82.2
Preferred language of service: French
77.3
75.9 - 78.7
77.2
75.9 - 78.4
78.3
76.9 - 79.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
70.2
64.9 - 75.6
79.4
76.1 - 82.7
75.8
71.6 - 80.0
Non-Indigenous
75.9
75.2 - 76.7
80.3
79.7 - 80.9
81.1
80.4 - 81.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
72.9
69.4 - 76.5
78.9
75.9 - 81.9
n/a
Non-immigrants
76.7
75.9 - 77.4
80.3
79.7 - 80.9
n/a
Education level
High school or less
74.9
73.7 - 76.2
77.5
76.5 - 78.5
78.3
77.3 - 79.3
Postsecondary
76.6
75.6 - 77.6
82.1
81.3 - 82.8
82.5
81.7 - 83.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
67.7
65.6 - 69.8
75.6
74.1 - 77.1
74.6
73.1 - 76.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
75.1
73.8 - 76.4
78.5
77.5 - 79.5
79.9
78.9 - 81.0
$60,000 or more
80.5
79.4 - 81.7
84.0
83.1 - 85.0
84.8
83.9 - 85.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
77.8
76.9 - 78.7
81.9
81.3 - 82.6
82.6
82.0 - 83.3
With disability
70.3
68.8 - 71.9
75.3
74.0 - 76.6
75.4
74.1 - 76.7
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [with a family doctor] who reported that their family doctor always explains things in a way that they can understand.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a family doctor . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "always" by the number of respondents who answered "never, rarely, sometimes, usually or always" to the question: When you need care or treatment, how often does your family doctor or nurse practitioner explain things in a way that you could understand?

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_COMFA_1