Citizens who felt that they needed to see or talk to a health professional in the last 12 months about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
18.2
17.6 - 18.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
20.2
18.9 - 21.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
17.6
16.1 - 19.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
17.1
15.8 - 18.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
12.4
10.5 - 14.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
16.5
13.8 - 19.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
15.0
13.3 - 16.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
15.6
12.8 - 18.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
15.9
12.7 - 19.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
14.1
11.5 - 16.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
17.0
13.1 - 21.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
10.2
7.3 - 13.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
16.0
12.3 - 19.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
20.0
16.6 - 23.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
19.3
15.0 - 23.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
11.1
8.3 - 13.8
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
15.3
12.2 - 18.5
Fredericton
16.3
13.7 - 19.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
19.3
14.6 - 24.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
15.8
12.3 - 19.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
15.6
10.1 - 21.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
9.8
5.3 - 14.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
13.9
9.5 - 18.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
13.4
10.5 - 16.4
Moncton
22.3
19.1 - 25.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
13.1
9.3 - 16.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
14.1
8.8 - 19.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
17.5
14.2 - 20.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
23.0
19.1 - 26.8
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
13.7
9.5 - 18.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
11.0
8.4 - 13.6
Riverview and Coverdale
18.3
14.8 - 21.9
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
21.8
17.2 - 26.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
18.5
15.5 - 21.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
13.5
8.8 - 18.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
21.8
17.4 - 26.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
12.4
9.0 - 15.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
15.2
11.3 - 19.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
14.7
11.3 - 18.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
12.9
9.7 - 16.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
12.2
9.2 - 15.3
Age
18-64
19.6
18.7 - 20.5
65 and over
7.3
6.6 - 8.0
Sex at birth
Female
18.9
18.1 - 19.7
Male
13.9
12.9 - 14.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
38.0
33.4 - 42.5
Heterosexual people
15.0
14.4 - 15.7
Language
Preferred language of service: English
16.5
15.7 - 17.3
Preferred language of service: French
16.1
14.9 - 17.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
22.4
17.9 - 26.9
Non-Indigenous
15.7
15.1 - 16.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
13.8
11.3 - 16.2
Non-immigrants
17.2
16.6 - 17.9
Education level
High school or less
14.7
13.8 - 15.7
Postsecondary
17.3
16.5 - 18.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
19.2
17.6 - 20.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
17.4
16.4 - 18.5
$60,000 or more
15.4
14.4 - 16.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
15.3
14.6 - 16.0
With disability
25.2
23.8 - 26.6
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who felt that they needed to see or talk to a health professional in the last 12 months about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs.

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 past 12 months, was there ever a time when you felt that you needed to see or talk to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional about your mental or emotional health or your use of alcohol or drugs?

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

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_MHI04_1