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 reported that a pharmacist helps them the most when they need help

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
70.6
69.5 - 71.7
69.1
68.1 - 70.0
70.6
69.6 - 71.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
73.0
70.9 - 75.2
71.0
69.1 - 72.8
72.3
70.5 - 74.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
70.1
67.5 - 72.7
68.3
66.2 - 70.5
70.7
68.8 - 72.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
67.9
65.6 - 70.3
66.3
64.1 - 68.5
68.8
66.9 - 70.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
68.2
64.4 - 72.0
65.1
61.9 - 68.3
65.9
62.2 - 69.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
72.3
67.8 - 76.7
68.2
64.0 - 72.3
70.4
65.3 - 75.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
70.8
67.8 - 73.8
71.3
68.5 - 74.0
72.2
69.1 - 75.3
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
71.8
66.8 - 76.8
73.9
70.1 - 77.6
70.3
65.6 - 75.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
72.8
67.6 - 78.0
71.1
66.7 - 75.4
69.8
64.6 - 74.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
73.0
68.3 - 77.8
67.3
62.4 - 72.3
67.8
62.8 - 72.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
69.5
62.8 - 76.2
72.1
66.7 - 77.5
75.5
68.7 - 82.3
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
74.5
68.4 - 80.5
74.5
68.6 - 80.5
80.2
74.0 - 86.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
74.8
68.9 - 80.7
64.9
58.6 - 71.3
65.9
58.1 - 73.8
Dieppe and Memramcook
71.1
65.5 - 76.7
75.4
70.6 - 80.2
74.8
68.7 - 81.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
69.7
62.2 - 77.3
63.3
56.0 - 70.6
71.3
64.7 - 77.8
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
70.0
64.6 - 75.3
65.0
60.7 - 69.3
65.7
61.1 - 70.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
65.6
59.4 - 71.8
62.8
56.8 - 68.7
66.3
62.0 - 70.6
Fredericton
71.1
66.0 - 76.3
69.8
65.0 - 74.5
71.6
67.2 - 76.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
75.5
67.9 - 83.0
71.6
64.4 - 78.8
66.6
59.5 - 73.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
60.9
54.4 - 67.4
64.1
58.5 - 69.6
63.6
56.7 - 70.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
62.5
51.3 - 73.8
71.0
61.9 - 80.1
59.8
50.0 - 69.7
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
81.8
73.4 - 90.3
68.6
59.4 - 77.9
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
64.2
55.5 - 72.9
54.1
46.2 - 62.0
60.6
54.5 - 66.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
72.5
66.8 - 78.2
76.2
72.2 - 80.3
70.7
65.5 - 75.9
Moncton
74.7
69.6 - 79.7
70.5
66.8 - 74.2
74.7
71.2 - 78.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
69.2
61.9 - 76.4
63.6
57.3 - 69.9
65.2
59.5 - 70.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
67.7
57.1 - 78.4
60.6
51.0 - 70.2
68.8
57.2 - 80.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
64.2
57.6 - 70.7
65.4
58.9 - 71.9
68.6
63.1 - 74.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
70.3
64.6 - 76.0
78.5
73.3 - 83.7
70.8
65.6 - 76.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
59.7
51.1 - 68.3
58.7
50.6 - 66.7
67.5
60.8 - 74.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
72.4
66.5 - 78.3
69.4
64.7 - 74.1
69.7
65.0 - 74.4
Riverview and Coverdale
78.0
72.5 - 83.6
74.8
70.0 - 79.5
75.6
70.4 - 80.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
63.7
56.5 - 70.8
71.0
64.8 - 77.2
67.2
60.4 - 74.0
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
67.6
62.2 - 73.0
66.1
62.1 - 70.0
69.8
66.7 - 72.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
79.2
71.2 - 87.1
65.7
55.5 - 75.9
59.8
52.1 - 67.5
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
71.5
64.9 - 78.2
69.2
64.5 - 73.9
72.1
68.0 - 76.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
74.1
67.9 - 80.3
72.3
66.0 - 78.7
78.9
72.5 - 85.3
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
66.9
59.6 - 74.3
72.8
66.3 - 79.2
66.4
60.8 - 72.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
76.6
70.6 - 82.6
64.9
58.1 - 71.8
73.4
67.9 - 79.0
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
69.4
62.7 - 76.2
74.1
68.9 - 79.3
77.1
72.8 - 81.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
61.9
55.7 - 68.1
68.3
62.2 - 74.5
63.1
55.9 - 70.3
Age
18-64
71.6
70.0 - 73.1
70.2
68.9 - 71.5
71.2
70.0 - 72.4
65 and over
69.2
67.6 - 70.8
67.1
65.7 - 68.6
69.2
67.7 - 70.7
Sex at birth
Female
75.2
74.0 - 76.5
74.0
72.8 - 75.1
75.3
74.3 - 76.4
Male
65.1
63.1 - 67.2
63.3
61.6 - 65.0
64.6
62.9 - 66.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
67.9
61.7 - 74.1
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
70.9
69.7 - 72.0
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
71.0
69.6 - 72.3
69.3
68.1 - 70.4
70.9
69.9 - 72.0
Preferred language of service: French
70.1
68.1 - 72.2
70.0
68.1 - 71.8
70.7
68.7 - 72.7
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
67.6
60.5 - 74.7
65.4
60.3 - 70.4
61.0
54.8 - 67.2
Non-Indigenous
70.8
69.7 - 72.0
69.3
68.3 - 70.3
71.0
70.1 - 72.0
Immigrant
Immigrants
60.8
55.1 - 66.4
67.4
62.2 - 72.6
n/a
Non-immigrants
71.1
70.0 - 72.3
69.1
68.2 - 70.1
n/a
Education level
High school or less
67.2
65.5 - 68.9
67.2
65.7 - 68.6
68.5
67.0 - 69.9
Postsecondary
73.1
71.7 - 74.6
70.8
69.5 - 72.1
72.2
71.0 - 73.5
Household income
Less than $25,000
67.9
65.4 - 70.4
65.6
63.5 - 67.7
66.9
64.9 - 68.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
70.5
68.7 - 72.3
69.4
67.9 - 70.9
70.4
68.9 - 71.9
$60,000 or more
73.7
71.8 - 75.6
71.3
69.6 - 73.0
72.8
71.1 - 74.4
Persons with a disability
With disability
68.6
66.8 - 70.3
66.5
64.8 - 68.1
70.2
68.7 - 71.7
Without disability
72.0
70.5 - 73.4
70.7
69.5 - 71.9
70.7
69.5 - 71.9
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 reported that a pharmacist helps them the most when they need help.

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 "pharmacist" by the number of respondents who answered "I do not need help in understanding how to take my medications, your family or friends, your personal family doctor or nurse practitioner, pharmacist, nurse at your doctor’s office, nurse from the Extra-Mural Program or I get the information I need from the internet" to the question: If you need help in understanding how to take your medications, who helps you the most?

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

%

NBHC code

PH_MED03_1