Citizens who felt they 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 but did not because the wait time for the services was too long

Table

Unit %

Year 2022 Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
63.9
57.6 - 70.3
23.8
20.1 - 27.5
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
69.3
59.3 - 79.3
28.5
20.8 - 36.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
58.5
45.6 - 71.3
18.9
11.3 - 26.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
65.2
50.5 - 79.8
29.2
21.0 - 37.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
S
23.3
9.5 - 37.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
S
S
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
S
9.0
2.0 - 16.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
S
S
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
n/a
S
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
n/a
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
n/a
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
n/a
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
n/a
S
Dieppe and Memramcook
n/a
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
n/a
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
n/a
S
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
n/a
S
Fredericton
n/a
S
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
n/a
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
n/a
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
n/a
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
n/a
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
n/a
S
Moncton
n/a
32.0
15.3 - 48.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
n/a
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
n/a
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
n/a
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
n/a
S
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
n/a
S
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
n/a
S
Riverview and Coverdale
n/a
S
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
n/a
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
n/a
26.6
10.8 - 42.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
n/a
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
n/a
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
n/a
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
n/a
S
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
n/a
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
n/a
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
n/a
S
Age
18-64
65.6
58.7 - 72.4
25.3
21.0 - 29.6
65 and over
47.4
35.6 - 59.2
9.9
4.2 - 15.5
Gender
Female
61.2
53.6 - 68.8
n/a
Male
67.7
57.7 - 77.7
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
S
23.1
8.3 - 38.0
Heterosexual
64.6
58.1 - 71.2
23.5
19.6 - 27.3
Language
Preferred language of service: English
n/a
26.9
22.2 - 31.5
Preferred language of service: French
n/a
16.0
9.6 - 22.4
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
S
Non-Indigenous
63.6
57.1 - 70.1
24.0
20.1 - 27.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
S
11.8
1.5 - 22.0
Non-immigrants
63.2
56.5 - 70.0
25.0
21.0 - 28.9
Education level
High school or less
59.4
46.8 - 71.9
34.6
27.5 - 41.6
Postsecondary
66.2
58.9 - 73.5
18.2
14.0 - 22.4
Household income
Less than $25,000
57.4
39.3 - 75.6
23.2
14.5 - 31.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
60.8
50.0 - 71.7
26.3
19.7 - 32.9
$60,000 or more
67.3
58.4 - 76.3
21.8
16.2 - 27.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
62.7
54.6 - 70.7
19.3
15.1 - 23.6
With disability
67.1
57.2 - 76.9
36.9
29.4 - 44.3
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who felt they 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 but did not because the wait time for the services was too long.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey and Primary Care 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 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?
b) 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

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