Citizens [taking prescription medications on a regular basis] who reported that a pharmacist helps them the most when they need help in understanding how to take their medications

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017
Province
New Brunswick
70.1
69.1 - 71.2
69.5
68.6 - 70.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
72.6
70.6 - 74.6
72.1
70.5 - 73.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
68.7
66.2 - 71.2
69.0
67.0 - 71.1
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
67.5
65.3 - 69.8
66.5
64.5 - 68.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
66.6
63.1 - 70.1
64.8
62.0 - 67.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
71.4
67.2 - 75.5
68.3
64.5 - 72.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
70.2
67.5 - 72.9
71.2
68.7 - 73.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
70.5
65.7 - 75.3
73.5
69.9 - 77.0
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
71.6
66.8 - 76.5
71.2
67.3 - 75.2
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
72.7
68.2 - 77.1
67.4
62.8 - 71.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
68.9
62.8 - 75.1
70.9
65.9 - 75.9
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
75.6
70.3 - 80.9
74.2
68.9 - 79.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
73.7
68.1 - 79.3
66.1
60.3 - 71.9
Dieppe and Memramcook
69.9
64.6 - 75.1
76.0
71.8 - 80.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
70.3
63.1 - 77.5
64.3
57.7 - 70.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
69.0
63.9 - 74.0
62.6
58.8 - 66.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
66.5
60.7 - 72.4
63.0
57.4 - 68.6
Fredericton
69.8
65.0 - 74.7
69.9
65.5 - 74.2
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
69.8
62.2 - 77.5
73.2
66.5 - 80.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
57.9
51.9 - 64.0
65.4
60.5 - 70.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
66.9
56.7 - 77.0
67.8
59.1 - 76.6
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
81.9
74.2 - 89.6
73.5
66.0 - 81.1
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
63.3
55.0 - 71.6
54.7
47.3 - 62.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
72.0
66.6 - 77.4
75.5
71.7 - 79.4
Moncton
74.9
70.2 - 79.5
72.1
68.8 - 75.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
69.0
62.0 - 76.0
64.8
58.8 - 70.8
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
62.0
51.6 - 72.5
62.3
53.4 - 71.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
63.7
57.5 - 69.9
66.4
60.6 - 72.3
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
71.4
66.2 - 76.6
74.6
69.5 - 79.6
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
56.8
48.6 - 65.0
60.0
52.5 - 67.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
71.1
65.5 - 76.7
69.3
65.0 - 73.5
Riverview and Coverdale
75.9
70.6 - 81.3
77.4
73.3 - 81.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
63.2
56.4 - 70.0
71.6
65.9 - 77.3
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
69.5
64.5 - 74.5
67.3
63.6 - 70.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
80.4
73.0 - 87.7
66.5
57.0 - 76.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
70.4
64.1 - 76.7
70.0
65.8 - 74.2
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
70.2
64.3 - 76.0
72.7
67.0 - 78.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
70.3
63.4 - 77.2
68.6
62.3 - 74.9
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
65.4
59.0 - 71.8
67.8
61.5 - 74.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
66.8
60.4 - 73.3
74.7
70.0 - 79.5
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
63.3
57.7 - 68.9
67.5
62.0 - 73.0
Age
18-64
71.0
69.5 - 72.4
71.0
69.8 - 72.1
65 and over
68.7
67.2 - 70.3
66.7
65.2 - 68.1
Sex at birth
Female
74.7
73.5 - 75.9
74.6
73.5 - 75.6
Male
64.3
62.4 - 66.3
63.2
61.7 - 64.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
63.6
57.6 - 69.5
n/a
Heterosexual people
70.5
69.5 - 71.6
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
70.5
69.2 - 71.8
69.9
68.8 - 70.9
Preferred language of service: French
69.7
67.9 - 71.6
69.6
68.0 - 71.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
66.7
59.9 - 73.4
66.6
61.9 - 71.3
Non-Indigenous
70.3
69.3 - 71.4
69.7
68.8 - 70.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
61.7
56.5 - 66.9
65.6
60.9 - 70.3
Non-immigrants
70.6
69.5 - 71.7
69.7
68.8 - 70.6
Education level
High school or less
66.6
64.9 - 68.2
66.8
65.4 - 68.1
Postsecondary
72.6
71.2 - 73.9
71.8
70.6 - 72.9
Household income
Less than $25,000
67.8
65.4 - 70.1
66.0
64.0 - 68.0
$25,000 to less than $60,000
69.5
67.8 - 71.2
69.5
68.1 - 70.9
$60,000 or more
73.8
72.1 - 75.5
72.1
70.6 - 73.6
Persons with a disability
Without disability
71.2
69.9 - 72.5
70.9
69.9 - 72.0
With disability
68.1
66.4 - 69.9
66.6
65.0 - 68.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [taking prescription medications on a regular basis] who reported that a pharmacist helps them the most when they need help in understanding how to take their medications.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have reported taking prescription medications on a regular basis . 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_2