Citizens [among those who needed to see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or about the use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months and who didn’t] who reported that the waiting time for these services was too long

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
23.8
20.1 - 27.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
28.5
20.8 - 36.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
18.9
11.3 - 26.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
29.2
21.0 - 37.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
23.3
9.5 - 37.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
S
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
9.0
2.0 - 16.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
S
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
S
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
S
Dieppe and Memramcook
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
S
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
S
Fredericton
S
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
S
Moncton
32.0
15.3 - 48.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
S
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
S
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
S
Riverview and Coverdale
S
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
26.6
10.8 - 42.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
S
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
S
Age
18-64
25.3
21.0 - 29.6
65 and over
9.9
4.2 - 15.5
Sex at birth
Female
18.9
14.8 - 23.1
Male
28.0
20.9 - 35.2
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
23.1
8.3 - 38.0
Heterosexual people
23.5
19.6 - 27.3
Language
Preferred language of service: English
26.9
22.2 - 31.5
Preferred language of service: French
16.0
9.6 - 22.4
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
24.0
20.1 - 27.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
11.8
1.5 - 22.0
Non-immigrants
25.0
21.0 - 28.9
Education level
High school or less
34.6
27.5 - 41.6
Postsecondary
18.2
14.0 - 22.4
Household income
Less than $25,000
23.2
14.5 - 31.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
26.3
19.7 - 32.9
$60,000 or more
21.8
16.2 - 27.5
Persons with a disability
With disability
36.9
29.4 - 44.3
Without disability
19.3
15.1 - 23.6
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 needed to see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or about the use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months and who didn’t] who reported that the waiting time for these services was too long.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have needed to see or talk to a health professional about their mental or emotional health, or about the use of alcohol or drugs in the last 12 months and who didn’t . 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 last 12 months, why didn’t you see or talk to a doctor, nurse or other health professional about your mental or emotional health, or about the use of alcohol or drugs: 2) Waiting time for the services was too long

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_MHI06_2