Citizens [among those who felt that they needed to see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months] who did not see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
32.6
30.5 - 34.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
32.4
28.4 - 36.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
32.2
27.4 - 36.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
29.3
25.2 - 33.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
42.6
34.0 - 51.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
25.2
16.8 - 33.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
38.4
32.0 - 44.8
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
42.9
32.7 - 53.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
40.4
29.7 - 51.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
35.8
25.0 - 46.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
31.0
18.3 - 43.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
25.8
12.4 - 39.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
14.6
5.0 - 24.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
28.9
19.9 - 37.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
36.7
21.9 - 51.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
47.7
34.5 - 60.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
25.9
15.1 - 36.7
Fredericton
27.9
19.8 - 36.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
37.4
21.6 - 53.2
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
34.5
21.8 - 47.1
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
33.7
22.6 - 44.9
Moncton
29.2
21.0 - 37.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
46.5
29.9 - 63.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
29.8
19.7 - 39.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
18.5
10.4 - 26.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
24.2
10.2 - 38.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
31.0
20.1 - 41.9
Riverview and Coverdale
27.8
17.4 - 38.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
31.1
18.2 - 44.1
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
31.0
22.2 - 39.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
47.6
34.5 - 60.7
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
24.6
12.0 - 37.2
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
30.0
17.6 - 42.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
21.5
10.6 - 32.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
24.4
12.7 - 36.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
37.6
25.1 - 50.0
Age
18-64
30.8
28.4 - 33.1
65 and over
30.1
25.8 - 34.4
Sex at birth
Female
25.0
22.7 - 27.2
Male
40.1
35.8 - 44.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
28.1
20.2 - 35.9
Heterosexual people
30.4
28.2 - 32.6
Language
Preferred language of service: English
30.5
28.0 - 33.0
Preferred language of service: French
32.9
28.8 - 37.0
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
32.2
20.6 - 43.7
Non-Indigenous
30.1
28.0 - 32.2
Immigrant
Immigrants
39.3
30.0 - 48.5
Non-immigrants
31.6
29.4 - 33.7
Education level
High school or less
35.0
31.2 - 38.8
Postsecondary
29.2
26.7 - 31.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
32.7
27.8 - 37.7
$25,000 to less than $60,000
34.7
31.1 - 38.4
$60,000 or more
28.1
25.0 - 31.2
Persons with a disability
Without disability
36.6
33.8 - 39.4
With disability
24.4
21.4 - 27.4
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [among those who felt that they needed to see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or their use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months] who did not see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have 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 . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "no" 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

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_MHI05_2