Citizens who reported that verbal information about a medical condition or a prescription is always or usually easy to understand

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
91.7
91.3 - 92.2
91.2
90.8 - 91.5
91.0
90.6 - 91.4
88.8
88.3 - 89.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
92.5
91.6 - 93.4
91.9
91.2 - 92.6
92.2
91.4 - 93.0
89.0
88.1 - 89.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
91.7
90.7 - 92.8
90.9
90.0 - 91.7
91.6
90.8 - 92.4
89.8
89.0 - 90.7
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
92.3
91.4 - 93.2
91.6
90.8 - 92.5
90.7
89.9 - 91.5
90.8
89.9 - 91.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
87.9
85.9 - 89.9
88.2
86.7 - 89.7
88.7
87.1 - 90.3
85.0
83.3 - 86.8
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
89.2
86.9 - 91.5
87.7
85.6 - 89.8
91.1
88.8 - 93.3
86.5
84.3 - 88.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
90.5
89.0 - 91.9
91.5
90.3 - 92.6
88.8
87.3 - 90.4
86.2
84.8 - 87.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
91.7
89.5 - 93.8
91.7
90.0 - 93.4
91.5
89.5 - 93.5
87.2
85.5 - 88.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
92.3
89.9 - 94.7
92.9
91.2 - 94.6
89.6
87.1 - 92.1
86.4
84.1 - 88.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
93.6
91.7 - 95.5
87.9
85.5 - 90.3
89.6
87.2 - 92.0
86.3
83.7 - 89.0
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
87.1
83.6 - 90.7
83.1
79.8 - 86.4
91.0
87.8 - 94.1
85.6
81.9 - 89.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
90.9
88.0 - 93.8
92.8
90.3 - 95.3
91.6
88.7 - 94.5
85.0
81.9 - 88.1
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
91.3
88.4 - 94.2
91.9
89.4 - 94.4
91.2
87.9 - 94.4
87.4
84.6 - 90.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
91.7
89.3 - 94.1
92.7
91.0 - 94.5
92.8
90.2 - 95.5
93.2
90.6 - 95.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
91.9
88.9 - 95.0
95.2
93.1 - 97.2
92.3
89.6 - 95.0
91.3
88.6 - 93.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
88.6
85.8 - 91.5
90.1
88.3 - 91.9
87.7
85.6 - 89.8
86.8
84.5 - 89.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
88.3
85.5 - 91.2
89.6
87.0 - 92.1
87.2
85.3 - 89.2
89.7
87.7 - 91.8
Fredericton
92.9
91.0 - 94.8
91.5
89.7 - 93.3
90.7
88.7 - 92.8
91.0
88.9 - 93.2
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
92.0
88.6 - 95.3
93.0
90.3 - 95.7
93.4
90.9 - 96.0
90.0
86.7 - 93.4
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
87.8
84.6 - 91.0
84.3
81.3 - 87.2
89.6
86.9 - 92.4
81.2
77.8 - 84.7
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
87.7
82.6 - 92.8
95.4
92.6 - 98.2
95.5
92.6 - 98.3
93.6
90.6 - 96.7
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
84.5
79.0 - 90.1
89.9
85.8 - 93.9
90.8
85.7 - 96.0
87.3
83.5 - 91.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
96.8
94.5 - 99.0
90.5
87.4 - 93.6
95.7
93.9 - 97.5
91.3
88.5 - 94.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
92.7
90.4 - 95.0
92.7
90.9 - 94.4
92.0
89.8 - 94.1
87.2
85.3 - 89.1
Moncton
92.1
90.0 - 94.2
91.9
90.5 - 93.3
92.5
91.1 - 93.9
87.9
86.1 - 89.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
90.8
87.5 - 94.1
94.0
91.7 - 96.3
93.7
91.6 - 95.7
88.5
85.5 - 91.5
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
86.1
80.6 - 91.5
86.4
81.6 - 91.2
89.5
84.6 - 94.5
87.3
83.6 - 91.0
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
93.7
91.5 - 95.9
91.1
88.7 - 93.5
89.8
87.4 - 92.3
91.4
89.0 - 93.8
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
90.9
88.2 - 93.6
91.6
89.3 - 93.9
92.2
90.1 - 94.3
92.9
90.5 - 95.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
96.0
93.6 - 98.4
92.2
89.3 - 95.0
88.7
85.5 - 91.9
88.7
85.3 - 92.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
93.8
91.8 - 95.8
92.8
91.2 - 94.4
89.6
87.6 - 91.5
90.1
88.1 - 92.1
Riverview and Coverdale
94.7
92.6 - 96.7
93.4
91.6 - 95.2
94.1
92.1 - 96.1
89.1
86.3 - 92.0
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
92.1
89.1 - 95.2
92.6
90.3 - 95.0
91.0
87.9 - 94.1
91.6
88.5 - 94.6
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
91.4
89.2 - 93.5
89.8
88.1 - 91.5
92.3
91.1 - 93.6
89.6
88.1 - 91.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
95.4
92.4 - 98.3
94.7
91.7 - 97.7
92.7
89.6 - 95.8
89.3
85.5 - 93.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
92.2
89.2 - 95.1
91.2
89.3 - 93.1
90.7
88.9 - 92.6
88.4
86.3 - 90.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
85.8
82.0 - 89.5
89.3
86.2 - 92.3
86.0
82.0 - 89.9
86.8
83.8 - 89.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
92.1
89.0 - 95.1
85.6
82.2 - 89.0
92.5
90.3 - 94.6
88.0
85.3 - 90.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
91.2
88.4 - 94.0
91.3
88.6 - 94.0
89.9
87.0 - 92.7
92.2
89.6 - 94.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
93.7
91.4 - 96.0
92.4
90.4 - 94.3
92.1
90.2 - 94.0
89.5
87.1 - 91.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
89.5
86.6 - 92.4
89.3
86.5 - 92.0
87.2
83.6 - 90.8
86.1
82.9 - 89.2
Age
18-64
91.2
90.5 - 91.8
91.1
90.6 - 91.6
90.7
90.2 - 91.2
88.5
88.0 - 89.0
65 and over
93.3
92.6 - 94.0
91.2
90.5 - 91.9
92.5
91.8 - 93.2
90.1
89.3 - 91.0
Sex at birth
Female
91.9
91.4 - 92.5
91.4
90.9 - 91.9
91.6
91.1 - 92.1
88.8
88.3 - 89.4
Male
91.5
90.7 - 92.3
90.9
90.2 - 91.5
90.4
89.7 - 91.2
88.7
88.0 - 89.5
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
87.7
84.6 - 90.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
92.1
91.6 - 92.6
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
92.4
91.8 - 92.9
91.5
91.0 - 91.9
91.5
91.0 - 91.9
89.7
89.2 - 90.2
Preferred language of service: French
90.0
89.0 - 91.0
90.3
89.5 - 91.1
89.7
88.8 - 90.6
87.3
86.4 - 88.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
84.5
80.6 - 88.5
85.4
82.9 - 88.0
85.7
82.6 - 88.8
81.1
77.6 - 84.6
Non-Indigenous
92.0
91.6 - 92.5
91.5
91.1 - 91.9
91.2
90.8 - 91.6
89.1
88.6 - 89.5
Immigrant
Immigrants
87.3
84.9 - 89.7
86.0
83.8 - 88.3
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
92.1
91.6 - 92.6
91.5
91.1 - 91.9
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
90.2
89.4 - 91.0
88.5
87.8 - 89.2
88.5
87.8 - 89.2
87.0
86.3 - 87.7
Postsecondary
92.6
92.1 - 93.2
93.0
92.6 - 93.5
92.6
92.1 - 93.1
90.2
89.6 - 90.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
86.6
85.2 - 88.0
85.7
84.6 - 86.8
86.5
85.4 - 87.6
85.2
84.2 - 86.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
91.8
91.0 - 92.6
90.9
90.3 - 91.6
90.7
90.0 - 91.4
88.9
88.2 - 89.6
$60,000 or more
94.0
93.4 - 94.7
94.4
93.9 - 95.0
93.4
92.8 - 93.9
91.0
90.3 - 91.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
92.9
92.3 - 93.4
91.8
91.3 - 92.2
91.7
91.2 - 92.2
n/a
With disability
88.4
87.4 - 89.5
89.3
88.4 - 90.1
88.9
88.1 - 89.8
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 verbal information about a medical condition or a prescription is always or usually easy to understand.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "usually or always" by the number of respondents who answered "never, rarely, sometimes, usually or always" to the question: when learning about a medical condition or a prescription, how often was it verbally explained to you 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_COMOA_1