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 could not afford the cost, or insurance did not cover enough

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
17.7
14.3 - 21.0
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
24.3
17.0 - 31.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
18.7
11.2 - 26.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
12.3
6.4 - 18.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
S
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
S
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
15.4
6.5 - 24.2
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
S
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
S
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
18.4
14.6 - 22.3
65 and over
9.3
3.8 - 14.9
Sex at birth
Female
12.8
9.3 - 16.4
Male
22.2
15.6 - 28.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
S
Heterosexual people
18.4
14.8 - 21.9
Language
Preferred language of service: English
19.1
14.9 - 23.2
Preferred language of service: French
11.9
6.3 - 17.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
18.2
14.8 - 21.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
31.7
16.9 - 46.5
Non-immigrants
16.4
13.0 - 19.8
Education level
High school or less
22.5
16.3 - 28.6
Postsecondary
15.2
11.3 - 19.1
Household income
Less than $25,000
25.4
16.5 - 34.4
$25,000 to less than $60,000
17.7
12.0 - 23.4
$60,000 or more
14.7
9.9 - 19.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
14.1
10.4 - 17.8
With disability
29.0
22.0 - 35.9
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 could not afford the cost, or insurance did not cover enough.

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: 5) Could not afford the cost, or insurance did not cover enough

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_5