Citizens [who have been diagnosed or treated for one (1) or more of the 12 first chronic health conditions in the questionnaire and who take prescription medications on a regular basis] who strongly agree that they know what their prescribed medications do

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
49.6
48.6 - 50.7
46.4
45.5 - 47.3
48.0
47.1 - 48.9
46.8
45.9 - 47.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
50.2
48.1 - 52.4
49.6
47.9 - 51.4
52.2
50.4 - 54.1
47.5
45.6 - 49.4
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
56.0
53.7 - 58.4
52.8
50.9 - 54.8
56.8
55.1 - 58.6
54.4
52.5 - 56.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
54.8
52.7 - 57.0
50.7
48.8 - 52.6
53.5
51.7 - 55.2
51.8
49.9 - 53.8
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
38.5
34.9 - 42.2
32.3
29.4 - 35.2
29.1
25.8 - 32.3
32.6
29.6 - 35.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
39.4
35.0 - 43.8
36.9
33.0 - 40.8
31.7
27.0 - 36.4
39.9
36.0 - 43.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
38.2
35.2 - 41.1
31.5
28.9 - 34.1
30.0
27.0 - 32.9
33.2
30.7 - 35.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
42.1
37.3 - 46.9
39.3
35.7 - 43.0
42.5
37.9 - 47.1
42.4
39.1 - 45.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
40.3
34.8 - 45.7
35.6
31.4 - 39.8
35.7
30.7 - 40.7
40.4
36.2 - 44.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
38.9
34.2 - 43.6
30.8
26.5 - 35.2
43.9
39.0 - 48.8
34.5
29.8 - 39.1
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
37.3
30.9 - 43.8
36.4
31.0 - 41.9
31.6
25.1 - 38.0
38.7
32.4 - 45.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
37.4
31.1 - 43.7
28.3
22.5 - 34.2
32.1
25.3 - 38.9
28.8
23.3 - 34.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
41.1
35.1 - 47.2
37.3
31.7 - 42.9
31.8
24.8 - 38.7
40.9
35.8 - 46.1
Dieppe and Memramcook
51.4
45.7 - 57.0
48.4
43.4 - 53.3
45.7
39.1 - 52.3
51.5
44.3 - 58.7
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
52.4
45.6 - 59.1
50.5
44.4 - 56.5
55.8
49.5 - 62.0
50.5
44.7 - 56.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
38.0
32.7 - 43.3
32.9
28.9 - 36.8
28.5
24.4 - 32.6
28.2
24.2 - 32.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
52.0
46.5 - 57.4
51.7
46.5 - 56.9
45.2
41.3 - 49.1
48.2
43.7 - 52.6
Fredericton
57.3
52.6 - 62.0
53.2
48.9 - 57.5
60.3
56.1 - 64.6
52.4
47.6 - 57.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
63.9
56.8 - 71.0
49.3
42.6 - 55.9
62.0
55.9 - 68.1
57.6
50.6 - 64.6
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
37.7
31.7 - 43.6
31.5
26.4 - 36.6
32.2
26.2 - 38.3
40.6
34.8 - 46.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
46.3
36.8 - 55.8
42.7
34.2 - 51.3
59.1
50.9 - 67.3
40.2
32.4 - 48.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
44.4
34.3 - 54.6
31.8
23.5 - 40.1
20.9
9.1 - 32.7
31.0
23.6 - 38.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
52.6
45.2 - 60.1
39.1
33.0 - 45.3
38.2
32.9 - 43.5
51.0
44.9 - 57.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
43.9
38.4 - 49.5
41.6
37.5 - 45.8
46.5
41.4 - 51.6
44.8
41.1 - 48.5
Moncton
56.0
51.0 - 61.0
55.4
51.9 - 58.8
56.8
53.3 - 60.3
50.3
46.7 - 53.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
55.7
49.2 - 62.2
50.5
44.8 - 56.1
52.9
47.8 - 58.1
47.8
41.9 - 53.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
31.7
22.5 - 41.0
27.2
19.6 - 34.7
22.3
12.7 - 31.8
31.5
24.6 - 38.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
55.6
50.1 - 61.1
51.9
46.2 - 57.6
54.2
49.1 - 59.4
55.9
50.6 - 61.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
59.4
53.9 - 64.9
52.0
46.8 - 57.3
55.8
50.9 - 60.6
54.0
48.1 - 59.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
44.5
37.2 - 51.7
43.0
36.6 - 49.4
47.8
41.6 - 54.0
47.5
40.8 - 54.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
53.4
47.9 - 58.8
59.9
55.7 - 64.1
63.7
59.4 - 68.0
54.8
50.5 - 59.2
Riverview and Coverdale
57.4
51.9 - 62.9
61.2
56.7 - 65.7
60.7
55.4 - 66.0
55.8
50.1 - 61.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
52.5
45.8 - 59.3
53.6
48.1 - 59.2
47.4
40.8 - 54.0
52.8
45.5 - 60.1
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
56.4
51.6 - 61.1
54.2
50.7 - 57.7
56.6
53.6 - 59.5
56.4
53.4 - 59.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
42.0
33.5 - 50.6
47.7
38.8 - 56.6
62.5
55.6 - 69.4
48.2
40.4 - 56.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
39.3
32.7 - 45.8
40.7
36.4 - 45.1
43.6
39.4 - 47.7
39.0
34.7 - 43.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
31.1
24.9 - 37.4
27.6
21.9 - 33.3
18.5
12.7 - 24.3
27.8
22.7 - 32.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
51.1
44.6 - 57.6
48.9
42.9 - 54.9
49.1
44.0 - 54.2
49.3
44.2 - 54.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
57.4
51.6 - 63.2
45.0
38.9 - 51.0
53.1
47.5 - 58.7
56.0
49.9 - 62.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
56.7
50.8 - 62.6
46.5
41.7 - 51.2
53.5
48.9 - 58.0
46.6
41.6 - 51.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
39.0
33.4 - 44.7
29.4
23.9 - 34.9
26.0
20.0 - 32.1
25.6
20.5 - 30.8
Age
18-64
55.5
54.0 - 57.0
53.5
52.3 - 54.7
53.2
52.0 - 54.5
51.8
50.7 - 52.9
65 and over
40.3
38.9 - 41.8
34.4
33.1 - 35.7
36.6
35.3 - 38.0
35.1
33.6 - 36.6
Sex at birth
Female
52.9
51.6 - 54.2
48.3
47.2 - 49.4
50.7
49.5 - 51.8
49.4
48.3 - 50.5
Male
45.8
43.9 - 47.7
44.0
42.5 - 45.5
44.8
43.2 - 46.3
43.5
42.0 - 45.1
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
60.2
54.5 - 66.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
49.7
48.6 - 50.8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
53.8
52.5 - 55.1
50.8
49.8 - 51.9
54.6
53.5 - 55.6
51.4
50.3 - 52.4
Preferred language of service: French
37.2
35.2 - 39.3
32.3
30.6 - 34.0
28.6
26.7 - 30.5
31.3
29.6 - 33.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
44.5
37.9 - 51.2
40.6
36.0 - 45.2
44.1
38.5 - 49.6
40.7
35.1 - 46.3
Non-Indigenous
50.0
48.9 - 51.1
46.7
45.8 - 47.6
48.1
47.2 - 49.1
47.0
46.1 - 47.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
55.1
50.1 - 60.0
41.6
37.0 - 46.3
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
49.4
48.3 - 50.5
46.6
45.6 - 47.5
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
39.3
37.8 - 40.9
34.1
32.8 - 35.3
38.9
37.6 - 40.3
37.3
36.1 - 38.6
Postsecondary
57.1
55.7 - 58.5
56.7
55.5 - 57.9
55.1
53.8 - 56.3
55.4
54.1 - 56.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
37.9
35.6 - 40.1
32.7
30.9 - 34.5
38.8
37.0 - 40.6
36.5
34.7 - 38.2
$25,000 to less than $60,000
45.3
43.5 - 47.0
42.6
41.2 - 44.1
44.2
42.8 - 45.7
43.7
42.3 - 45.2
$60,000 or more
60.5
58.7 - 62.3
60.9
59.3 - 62.4
59.0
57.3 - 60.6
58.8
57.1 - 60.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
54.2
52.8 - 55.6
50.1
48.9 - 51.2
51.3
50.2 - 52.5
n/a
With disability
42.1
40.4 - 43.7
40.3
38.8 - 41.7
42.3
40.8 - 43.8
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 have been diagnosed or treated for one (1) or more of the 12 first chronic health conditions in the questionnaire and who take prescription medications on a regular basis] who strongly agree that they know what their prescribed medications do.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have one (1) or more of the following chronic health conditions: arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, Emphysema or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cancer, diabetes, depression, A mood disorder other than depression, such as bipolar disorder, mania, manic depression, or dysthymia, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure or hypertension or gastric reflux (GERD) . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "strongly Agree" by the number of respondents who answered "strongly disagree, disagree, agree or strongly Agree" to the question: After I read the following statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree: I know what each of my prescribed medications do.

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_MED02_1