Citizens who always received the health care services they needed in the official language (English or French) of their choice

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
88.7
88.1 - 89.2
89.6
89.1 - 90.0
89.2
88.8 - 89.7
91.3
90.9 - 91.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
86.0
84.8 - 87.2
87.7
86.9 - 88.6
85.7
84.6 - 86.7
89.9
89.0 - 90.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
95.8
95.0 - 96.5
96.4
95.8 - 96.9
97.3
96.9 - 97.8
97.3
96.8 - 97.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
94.5
93.7 - 95.3
94.7
94.0 - 95.4
96.5
96.0 - 97.0
96.0
95.4 - 96.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
79.7
77.3 - 82.2
83.2
81.5 - 84.8
83.9
82.1 - 85.7
86.7
85.0 - 88.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
73.8
70.6 - 77.0
74.8
72.0 - 77.6
72.5
68.9 - 76.0
77.8
75.0 - 80.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
79.0
77.0 - 80.9
80.5
78.8 - 82.1
77.2
75.2 - 79.3
83.0
81.4 - 84.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
86.7
84.1 - 89.3
85.5
83.3 - 87.6
85.6
83.2 - 88.1
87.2
85.5 - 89.0
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
73.9
70.0 - 77.9
76.0
73.1 - 78.8
73.3
69.8 - 76.9
80.6
77.9 - 83.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
85.2
82.4 - 88.0
83.2
80.4 - 85.9
76.7
73.4 - 79.9
84.8
82.0 - 87.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
70.9
66.1 - 75.7
72.3
68.3 - 76.2
73.1
68.1 - 78.0
77.5
73.1 - 81.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
80.7
76.7 - 84.6
81.7
78.0 - 85.3
82.7
78.7 - 86.7
88.1
85.2 - 91.1
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
76.7
72.3 - 81.0
77.0
73.1 - 80.9
71.9
66.8 - 77.1
78.1
74.5 - 81.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
83.5
80.3 - 86.8
83.4
80.9 - 86.0
81.1
77.0 - 85.1
83.1
79.0 - 87.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
97.2
95.4 - 99.0
94.0
91.7 - 96.3
97.0
95.3 - 98.7
94.8
92.7 - 97.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
84.1
80.9 - 87.4
86.2
84.2 - 88.3
84.7
82.5 - 87.0
89.9
87.7 - 92.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
95.2
93.3 - 97.1
95.0
93.2 - 96.8
95.6
94.3 - 96.8
98.1
97.2 - 99.1
Fredericton
93.6
91.8 - 95.4
93.6
92.0 - 95.1
96.8
95.6 - 98.1
95.0
93.3 - 96.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
97.6
95.7 - 99.5
97.8
96.2 - 99.3
97.3
95.6 - 98.9
97.8
96.1 - 99.4
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
73.8
69.4 - 78.1
76.9
73.5 - 80.3
78.7
75.0 - 82.4
80.5
76.9 - 84.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
95.9
92.8 - 99.0
94.0
90.8 - 97.1
98.1
96.2 - 100.0
95.8
93.2 - 98.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
74.3
67.6 - 81.0
85.8
81.2 - 90.3
94.6
90.5 - 98.6
90.5
87.0 - 94.0
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
97.3
95.2 - 99.4
98.9
97.8 - 100.0
97.4
96.0 - 98.8
96.9
95.2 - 98.6
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
90.9
88.3 - 93.4
89.1
87.0 - 91.2
89.3
86.9 - 91.7
91.2
89.5 - 92.9
Moncton
86.0
83.3 - 88.7
87.0
85.3 - 88.7
86.0
84.1 - 87.9
89.4
87.6 - 91.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
96.0
93.8 - 98.2
97.0
95.3 - 98.6
97.3
95.9 - 98.7
97.6
96.1 - 99.1
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
64.4
57.1 - 71.8
65.9
59.4 - 72.3
70.9
63.5 - 78.2
70.6
65.3 - 75.8
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
93.2
90.9 - 95.4
95.6
93.9 - 97.3
95.6
93.9 - 97.3
96.3
94.6 - 97.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
91.8
89.2 - 94.3
94.8
92.9 - 96.6
96.9
95.5 - 98.2
93.7
91.4 - 96.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
92.7
89.5 - 96.0
91.6
88.7 - 94.6
95.7
93.6 - 97.7
96.2
94.1 - 98.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
96.7
95.2 - 98.2
96.6
95.5 - 97.7
97.6
96.5 - 98.6
97.4
96.3 - 98.5
Riverview and Coverdale
95.5
93.6 - 97.4
93.6
91.8 - 95.4
92.6
90.4 - 94.8
98.2
97.0 - 99.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
94.7
92.2 - 97.2
93.6
91.4 - 95.8
98.1
96.7 - 99.6
93.8
91.1 - 96.6
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
94.8
93.1 - 96.5
96.0
94.9 - 97.1
97.5
96.7 - 98.2
97.0
96.1 - 97.8
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
91.1
87.1 - 95.1
96.1
93.5 - 98.7
94.1
91.3 - 96.9
94.4
91.4 - 97.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
76.2
71.5 - 80.8
87.1
84.9 - 89.4
80.8
78.2 - 83.3
88.6
86.4 - 90.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
79.4
75.2 - 83.6
82.5
78.8 - 86.2
82.2
77.9 - 86.5
85.4
82.2 - 88.6
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
97.0
95.1 - 98.9
95.2
93.1 - 97.2
98.0
96.9 - 99.2
98.6
97.6 - 99.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
96.8
95.0 - 98.5
96.9
95.2 - 98.5
98.5
97.3 - 99.6
96.5
94.7 - 98.3
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
95.4
93.4 - 97.4
96.9
95.7 - 98.2
95.5
94.0 - 96.9
97.8
96.6 - 99.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
83.2
79.7 - 86.8
85.8
82.7 - 88.9
75.6
71.0 - 80.2
80.9
77.3 - 84.6
Age
18-64
87.9
87.2 - 88.7
88.9
88.4 - 89.4
88.6
88.0 - 89.1
90.8
90.3 - 91.3
65 and over
90.0
89.1 - 90.8
91.6
90.9 - 92.2
91.7
91.0 - 92.4
93.6
92.9 - 94.3
Sex at birth
Female
89.0
88.4 - 89.7
89.1
88.5 - 89.6
88.9
88.3 - 89.4
90.2
89.7 - 90.7
Male
87.5
86.5 - 88.5
90.1
89.4 - 90.8
89.7
88.9 - 90.4
92.7
92.0 - 93.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
84.5
81.0 - 87.9
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
89.2
88.6 - 89.8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
95.7
95.3 - 96.1
94.7
94.3 - 95.1
95.4
95.0 - 95.7
95.4
95.0 - 95.7
Preferred language of service: French
68.5
67.0 - 70.1
74.7
73.5 - 75.9
72.8
71.4 - 74.1
79.0
77.8 - 80.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
81.5
77.3 - 85.8
86.5
84.1 - 89.0
83.6
80.3 - 86.9
89.9
87.1 - 92.7
Non-Indigenous
89.0
88.5 - 89.6
89.8
89.3 - 90.2
89.4
89.0 - 89.9
91.4
91.0 - 91.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
83.8
81.1 - 86.4
86.8
84.6 - 88.9
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
88.2
87.6 - 88.8
89.7
89.3 - 90.1
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
86.4
85.5 - 87.3
89.3
88.6 - 90.0
89.1
88.4 - 89.8
91.1
90.5 - 91.7
Postsecondary
89.5
88.8 - 90.2
89.7
89.2 - 90.3
89.4
88.8 - 89.9
91.6
91.0 - 92.1
Household income
Less than $25,000
83.0
81.5 - 84.6
86.2
85.1 - 87.3
84.8
83.7 - 86.0
89.3
88.4 - 90.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
88.1
87.2 - 89.0
89.8
89.1 - 90.5
90.8
90.1 - 91.5
91.5
90.9 - 92.2
$60,000 or more
89.6
88.7 - 90.4
91.2
90.6 - 91.8
90.1
89.4 - 90.8
92.0
91.3 - 92.7
Persons with a disability
Without disability
89.1
88.5 - 89.8
89.3
88.9 - 89.8
89.3
88.8 - 89.8
n/a
With disability
86.5
85.4 - 87.6
90.2
89.4 - 91.0
89.4
88.5 - 90.2
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 always received the health care services they needed in the official language (english or french) of their choice.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

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: In the last 12 months, how often did you receive the health care service you needed in the official language (English or French) of your choice?

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_LOS03_1