Citizens who have seen or talked to a dental professional, such as a dentist, a dental hygienist or a denturologist in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
69.7
69.0 - 70.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
71.9
70.3 - 73.4
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
70.9
69.2 - 72.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
72.0
70.5 - 73.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
63.7
60.8 - 66.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
66.5
63.0 - 69.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
62.9
60.6 - 65.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
66.6
63.0 - 70.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
59.7
55.4 - 64.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
66.3
62.6 - 69.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
64.0
59.0 - 69.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
60.5
55.7 - 65.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
62.3
57.4 - 67.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
78.2
74.7 - 81.8
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
60.6
55.2 - 66.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
65.9
61.8 - 70.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
59.7
55.4 - 63.9
Fredericton
64.3
60.8 - 67.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
68.6
63.0 - 74.2
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
62.2
57.6 - 66.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
70.5
63.5 - 77.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
56.7
49.3 - 64.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
56.4
50.0 - 62.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
56.5
52.1 - 60.8
Moncton
67.8
64.3 - 71.3
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
60.4
54.9 - 65.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
56.1
48.6 - 63.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
73.4
69.5 - 77.3
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
72.9
68.8 - 77.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
55.8
49.7 - 61.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
81.0
77.8 - 84.3
Riverview and Coverdale
75.3
71.4 - 79.2
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
76.8
72.1 - 81.5
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
65.1
61.4 - 68.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
72.1
65.8 - 78.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
75.9
71.2 - 80.5
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
55.1
49.9 - 60.3
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
51.9
46.4 - 57.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
71.1
66.7 - 75.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
57.5
52.9 - 62.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
54.1
49.5 - 58.7
Age
18-64
67.0
66.0 - 68.0
65 and over
60.0
58.6 - 61.3
Sex at birth
Female
67.3
66.3 - 68.2
Male
63.1
61.7 - 64.5
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
61.4
56.8 - 66.0
Heterosexual people
63.6
62.7 - 64.4
Language
Preferred language of service: English
64.1
63.1 - 65.1
Preferred language of service: French
66.0
64.5 - 67.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
60.2
54.9 - 65.5
Non-Indigenous
63.3
62.5 - 64.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
51.8
48.2 - 55.3
Non-immigrants
68.7
67.9 - 69.5
Education level
High school or less
52.4
51.1 - 53.8
Postsecondary
72.4
71.4 - 73.4
Household income
Less than $25,000
43.6
41.5 - 45.6
$25,000 to less than $60,000
59.1
57.7 - 60.5
$60,000 or more
79.8
78.7 - 80.8
Persons with a disability
Without disability
71.8
70.9 - 72.7
With disability
60.0
58.4 - 61.5
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who have seen or talked to a dental professional, such as a dentist, a dental hygienist or a denturologist in the last 12 months.

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: In the last 12 months, have you seen or talked to a dental professional, such as a dentist, a dental hygienist or a denturologist?

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_DENTI_1