Citizens who have a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner)

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017
Province
New Brunswick
89.9
89.3 - 90.4
92.8
92.5 - 93.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
91.2
90.3 - 92.2
93.8
93.2 - 94.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
90.4
89.3 - 91.5
93.1
92.4 - 93.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
86.3
85.1 - 87.5
89.7
88.7 - 90.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
87.7
85.7 - 89.6
92.6
91.4 - 93.8
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
92.8
90.9 - 94.7
96.7
95.5 - 97.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
92.0
90.8 - 93.3
94.1
93.1 - 95.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
93.5
91.6 - 95.4
95.1
93.8 - 96.4
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
90.4
87.8 - 92.9
91.9
90.1 - 93.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
95.2
93.5 - 96.8
97.2
96.1 - 98.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
93.5
90.9 - 96.0
96.0
94.3 - 97.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
95.3
93.2 - 97.3
96.6
94.9 - 98.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
91.9
89.1 - 94.6
97.2
95.7 - 98.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
93.2
91.0 - 95.3
92.7
91.0 - 94.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
82.6
78.5 - 86.8
85.0
81.7 - 88.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
86.9
83.9 - 89.8
94.4
93.0 - 95.7
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
92.0
89.7 - 94.4
93.4
91.4 - 95.5
Fredericton
81.3
78.5 - 84.2
86.4
84.3 - 88.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
94.4
91.7 - 97.2
97.0
95.2 - 98.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
96.2
94.3 - 98.0
93.3
91.3 - 95.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
93.5
89.7 - 97.2
93.9
90.8 - 97.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
68.1
61.1 - 75.2
83.7
78.9 - 88.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
96.9
94.8 - 99.1
99.0
97.9 - 100.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
93.6
91.4 - 95.7
95.1
93.7 - 96.6
Moncton
86.7
84.2 - 89.3
91.5
90.2 - 92.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
89.8
86.5 - 93.2
93.7
91.4 - 96.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
93.1
89.2 - 96.9
95.0
92.0 - 97.9
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
91.3
88.8 - 93.8
92.8
90.7 - 94.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
82.2
78.7 - 85.7
84.2
81.2 - 87.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
96.3
94.0 - 98.6
94.3
91.9 - 96.7
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
92.6
90.5 - 94.8
93.6
92.1 - 95.1
Riverview and Coverdale
96.7
95.1 - 98.3
96.1
94.8 - 97.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
92.8
89.9 - 95.6
95.3
93.4 - 97.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
87.5
84.9 - 90.0
92.2
90.8 - 93.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
97.7
95.7 - 99.8
95.5
92.7 - 98.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
92.5
89.7 - 95.4
96.1
94.8 - 97.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
91.5
88.6 - 94.4
92.4
89.8 - 95.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
89.5
86.1 - 92.8
91.9
89.3 - 94.5
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
90.3
87.5 - 93.2
93.1
90.7 - 95.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
92.4
90.0 - 94.9
94.3
92.6 - 96.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
94.8
92.7 - 96.8
97.0
95.4 - 98.5
Age
18-64
88.0
87.2 - 88.7
91.5
91.1 - 92.0
65 and over
95.3
94.7 - 95.9
96.9
96.5 - 97.3
Sex at birth
Female
92.5
92.0 - 93.1
95.2
94.9 - 95.6
Male
87.1
86.1 - 88.0
90.3
89.6 - 90.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
86.6
83.4 - 89.8
n/a
Heterosexual people
90.1
89.6 - 90.6
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
89.0
88.4 - 89.7
92.5
92.1 - 92.9
Preferred language of service: French
92.6
91.8 - 93.4
93.2
92.6 - 93.9
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
90.5
87.3 - 93.7
91.2
89.2 - 93.3
Non-Indigenous
89.8
89.3 - 90.4
93.0
92.6 - 93.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
72.0
68.8 - 75.2
79.6
77.0 - 82.1
Non-immigrants
91.2
90.8 - 91.7
93.6
93.3 - 93.9
Education level
High school or less
90.6
89.8 - 91.4
92.7
92.1 - 93.2
Postsecondary
89.5
88.9 - 90.2
93.0
92.5 - 93.4
Household income
Less than $25,000
87.3
85.9 - 88.6
90.0
89.1 - 91.0
$25,000 to less than $60,000
88.6
87.7 - 89.5
92.5
91.9 - 93.1
$60,000 or more
91.9
91.2 - 92.7
94.3
93.8 - 94.8
Persons with a disability
Without disability
88.8
88.2 - 89.4
92.0
91.6 - 92.4
With disability
93.2
92.4 - 94.0
95.7
95.1 - 96.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who have a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

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: Do you have a personal family doctor or do you have a nurse practitioner who manages your medical file and refers you to other medical services?

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

Higher is better

NBHC code

PH_PCP01_1