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 they were too busy

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
25.4
21.6 - 29.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
25.9
18.4 - 33.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
32.8
23.7 - 42.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
19.4
12.3 - 26.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
S
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
S
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
37.6
25.8 - 49.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
19.2
5.1 - 33.3
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
38.5
21.1 - 55.9
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
32.7
15.9 - 49.5
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
25.6
21.2 - 29.9
65 and over
13.8
7.2 - 20.3
Sex at birth
Female
27.1
22.4 - 31.8
Male
22.7
16.0 - 29.4
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
S
Heterosexual people
25.4
21.4 - 29.4
Language
Preferred language of service: English
24.3
19.8 - 28.8
Preferred language of service: French
25.1
17.6 - 32.7
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
24.2
20.4 - 28.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
25.4
11.6 - 39.2
Non-immigrants
25.3
21.3 - 29.3
Education level
High school or less
20.0
14.0 - 25.9
Postsecondary
27.3
22.5 - 32.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
23.7
15.0 - 32.4
$25,000 to less than $60,000
23.8
17.4 - 30.1
$60,000 or more
27.3
21.2 - 33.4
Persons with a disability
With disability
12.9
7.7 - 18.0
Without disability
30.0
25.1 - 34.9
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 they were too busy.

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: 3) Was too busy

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_3