Citizens who feel they lacked companionship some of the time or often

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
36.6
35.8 - 37.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
34.6
33.0 - 36.2
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
36.6
34.7 - 38.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
39.5
37.8 - 41.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
34.3
31.5 - 37.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
33.7
30.3 - 37.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
37.9
35.6 - 40.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
37.1
33.4 - 40.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
37.0
32.8 - 41.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
28.9
25.4 - 32.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
34.9
29.9 - 40.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
27.9
23.5 - 32.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
32.5
27.7 - 37.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
32.6
28.5 - 36.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
32.7
27.6 - 37.9
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
33.9
29.8 - 38.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
34.3
30.2 - 38.4
Fredericton
34.7
31.2 - 38.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
33.8
28.1 - 39.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
38.2
33.5 - 42.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
26.3
19.6 - 33.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
25.8
19.2 - 32.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
41.9
35.7 - 48.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
37.3
33.0 - 41.5
Moncton
39.2
35.5 - 42.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
40.8
35.2 - 46.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
35.9
28.7 - 43.2
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
31.7
27.6 - 35.8
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
37.3
32.8 - 41.7
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
30.6
25.0 - 36.3
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
31.2
27.3 - 35.0
Riverview and Coverdale
30.5
26.3 - 34.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
30.7
25.6 - 35.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
38.4
34.7 - 42.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
40.8
34.0 - 47.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
32.2
27.2 - 37.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
29.9
25.2 - 34.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
27.5
22.5 - 32.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
37.4
32.7 - 42.2
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
31.9
27.5 - 36.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
29.7
25.5 - 34.0
Age
18-64
35.7
34.6 - 36.7
65 and over
35.2
34.0 - 36.5
Sex at birth
Female
37.9
36.9 - 38.9
Male
33.1
31.7 - 34.4
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
55.3
50.6 - 59.9
Heterosexual people
34.3
33.5 - 35.1
Language
Preferred language of service: English
36.3
35.3 - 37.3
Preferred language of service: French
34.0
32.5 - 35.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
45.2
39.8 - 50.7
Non-Indigenous
35.0
34.2 - 35.8
Immigrant
Immigrants
41.8
38.2 - 45.3
Non-immigrants
35.1
34.2 - 35.9
Education level
High school or less
39.5
38.2 - 40.9
Postsecondary
33.2
32.2 - 34.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
53.0
51.0 - 55.1
$25,000 to less than $60,000
40.6
39.2 - 42.0
$60,000 or more
26.1
25.0 - 27.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
31.5
30.6 - 32.5
With disability
50.4
48.8 - 52.0
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who feel they lacked companionship some of the time or often.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "some of the time or often" by the number of respondents who answered "hardly ever, some of the time or often" to the question: How often do you feel that you lack companionship?

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_SIL01_1