Citizens who saw or talked to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
16.1
15.5 - 16.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
17.6
16.3 - 18.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
15.8
14.4 - 17.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
16.3
15.0 - 17.5
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
10.1
8.3 - 11.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
15.0
12.4 - 17.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
11.5
10.0 - 13.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
12.5
10.0 - 15.0
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
14.9
11.8 - 18.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
14.2
11.5 - 16.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
14.7
11.0 - 18.4
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
8.2
5.5 - 10.9
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
16.5
12.7 - 20.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
17.0
13.7 - 20.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
13.8
10.0 - 17.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
8.8
6.3 - 11.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
13.2
10.2 - 16.1
Fredericton
13.6
11.1 - 16.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
14.6
10.3 - 18.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
13.9
10.5 - 17.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
15.9
10.3 - 21.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
5.7
2.2 - 9.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
13.1
8.8 - 17.5
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
13.3
10.3 - 16.3
Moncton
19.7
16.7 - 22.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
10.3
6.9 - 13.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
8.2
4.0 - 12.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
15.9
12.6 - 19.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
25.4
21.4 - 29.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
12.4
8.3 - 16.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
12.5
9.8 - 15.2
Riverview and Coverdale
19.9
16.3 - 23.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
19.3
14.9 - 23.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
15.3
12.5 - 18.0
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
11.6
7.1 - 16.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
14.3
10.5 - 18.0
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
11.5
8.2 - 14.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
10.9
7.5 - 14.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
14.2
10.8 - 17.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
11.6
8.6 - 14.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
9.6
6.9 - 12.4
Age
18-64
17.5
16.7 - 18.4
65 and over
7.4
6.7 - 8.1
Sex at birth
Female
18.6
17.8 - 19.5
Male
11.0
10.1 - 11.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
33.9
29.4 - 38.4
Heterosexual people
14.1
13.5 - 14.7
Language
Preferred language of service: English
15.5
14.7 - 16.2
Preferred language of service: French
13.6
12.5 - 14.7
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
18.4
14.2 - 22.6
Non-Indigenous
14.8
14.2 - 15.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
11.1
8.9 - 13.4
Non-immigrants
15.2
14.6 - 15.8
Education level
High school or less
13.1
12.2 - 14.0
Postsecondary
15.9
15.1 - 16.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
17.1
15.5 - 18.6
$25,000 to less than $60,000
15.0
14.0 - 16.0
$60,000 or more
14.3
13.3 - 15.2
Persons with a disability
Without disability
12.7
12.1 - 13.4
With disability
24.5
23.1 - 25.8
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who saw or talked to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months.

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, did you 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

%

NBHC code

PH_MHI05_1