Citizens [with a family doctor] who reported that they had been informed or seen a note that suggests limiting the number of problems they can discuss with their family doctor

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
24.2
23.4 - 25.0
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
25.5
24.0 - 27.1
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
27.7
25.8 - 29.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
27.5
25.8 - 29.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
9.7
7.7 - 11.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
23.8
20.3 - 27.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
13.2
11.5 - 14.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
19.7
16.4 - 22.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
13.3
10.1 - 16.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
28.0
24.4 - 31.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
29.5
24.4 - 34.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
9.4
6.4 - 12.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
16.4
11.9 - 20.8
Dieppe and Memramcook
21.6
18.0 - 25.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
24.8
19.6 - 30.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
10.0
7.1 - 12.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
12.4
9.4 - 15.5
Fredericton
38.4
34.3 - 42.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
36.8
30.7 - 43.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
10.4
7.3 - 13.5
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
26.7
19.4 - 33.9
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
4.8
0.6 - 9.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
20.0
14.6 - 25.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
18.3
14.6 - 21.9
Moncton
27.9
24.3 - 31.6
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
27.8
22.3 - 33.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
14.1
8.5 - 19.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
25.2
20.9 - 29.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
22.9
18.6 - 27.1
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
10.4
6.3 - 14.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
33.8
29.6 - 37.9
Riverview and Coverdale
22.8
18.9 - 26.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
36.1
30.3 - 41.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
25.1
21.4 - 28.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
17.9
12.4 - 23.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
22.2
17.4 - 26.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
8.4
5.4 - 11.5
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
21.2
16.2 - 26.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
23.7
19.1 - 28.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
23.4
19.3 - 27.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
14.9
11.5 - 18.3
Age
18-64
22.6
21.6 - 23.6
65 and over
22.2
21.0 - 23.3
Sex at birth
Female
25.1
24.1 - 26.1
Male
19.6
18.3 - 20.9
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
26.5
22.0 - 31.1
Heterosexual
21.8
21.0 - 22.6
Language
Preferred language of service: English
25.2
24.2 - 26.2
Preferred language of service: French
15.5
14.2 - 16.7
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
22.5
17.5 - 27.5
Non-Indigenous
21.8
21.1 - 22.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
22.9
19.5 - 26.3
Non-immigrants
23.2
22.4 - 24.0
Education level
High school or less
21.9
20.7 - 23.1
Postsecondary
22.8
21.8 - 23.8
Household income
Less than $25,000
24.1
22.2 - 26.0
$25,000 to less than $60,000
21.5
20.3 - 22.8
$60,000 or more
23.4
22.2 - 24.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
22.6
21.7 - 23.5
With disability
27.5
26.0 - 29.0
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 they had been informed or seen a note that suggests limiting the number of problems they can discuss with their family doctor.

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 "
yes, to one problem per visit, yes, to 2 problems per visit or yes, to 3 problems per visit" by the number of respondents who answered "no, I have never experienced that, yes, to one problem per visit, yes, to 2 problems per visit or yes, to 3 problems per visit" to the question: Have you been informed or seen a note that suggests limiting the number of problems you can discuss with your family doctor or nurse practitioner?

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_COMFB_1