Citizens who visited a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
38.1
37.2 - 38.9
42.0
41.3 - 42.7
41.3
40.6 - 42.0
42.0
41.3 - 42.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
34.0
32.4 - 35.6
39.1
37.8 - 40.4
37.5
36.1 - 38.9
39.2
37.8 - 40.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
39.0
37.1 - 40.8
41.2
39.7 - 42.7
38.8
37.4 - 40.1
41.0
39.6 - 42.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
33.8
32.2 - 35.4
38.7
37.2 - 40.2
38.9
37.5 - 40.3
39.1
37.7 - 40.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
54.6
51.6 - 57.6
53.9
51.7 - 56.2
54.8
52.3 - 57.2
53.1
50.7 - 55.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
44.6
41.0 - 48.3
46.2
43.0 - 49.4
48.0
44.0 - 51.9
48.0
44.7 - 51.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
44.0
41.7 - 46.4
48.0
45.9 - 50.1
51.2
48.8 - 53.7
45.4
43.4 - 47.4
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
38.6
34.9 - 42.3
44.8
41.8 - 47.9
41.6
38.2 - 45.1
45.8
43.3 - 48.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
38.9
34.7 - 43.2
41.2
38.0 - 44.5
43.1
39.1 - 47.0
38.4
35.2 - 41.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
45.7
41.8 - 49.5
54.8
51.0 - 58.5
48.6
44.7 - 52.4
56.5
52.7 - 60.3
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
43.0
37.8 - 48.2
42.9
38.4 - 47.3
54.5
49.0 - 60.0
49.1
44.0 - 54.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
38.2
33.5 - 43.0
46.0
41.3 - 50.7
58.5
53.4 - 63.6
53.6
49.3 - 58.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
46.6
41.5 - 51.7
49.0
44.4 - 53.6
41.9
36.3 - 47.6
47.0
42.8 - 51.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
30.3
26.3 - 34.2
38.5
35.2 - 41.9
32.3
27.5 - 37.1
36.2
31.2 - 41.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
32.5
27.3 - 37.6
34.4
29.8 - 39.0
27.8
23.3 - 32.2
32.3
27.9 - 36.6
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
48.8
44.4 - 53.2
48.9
45.9 - 52.0
49.6
46.4 - 52.7
49.0
45.6 - 52.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
48.3
44.0 - 52.7
49.3
45.0 - 53.5
48.7
45.7 - 51.6
54.9
51.5 - 58.2
Fredericton
28.7
25.4 - 32.0
32.8
29.8 - 35.7
29.6
26.4 - 32.8
34.0
30.5 - 37.4
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
32.0
26.4 - 37.6
37.1
32.0 - 42.2
28.6
24.1 - 33.2
30.1
25.1 - 35.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
60.0
55.2 - 64.7
59.2
55.2 - 63.2
60.3
55.9 - 64.7
57.3
53.0 - 61.7
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
31.1
24.0 - 38.2
36.8
30.5 - 43.2
35.9
29.3 - 42.4
23.0
17.7 - 28.2
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
67.6
60.5 - 74.7
61.9
55.5 - 68.4
64.6
56.2 - 73.1
60.9
55.4 - 66.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
19.2
14.2 - 24.2
38.1
33.0 - 43.2
43.6
39.2 - 48.0
44.1
39.3 - 48.9
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
36.2
32.0 - 40.4
43.3
39.9 - 46.7
39.8
36.0 - 43.7
45.2
42.4 - 48.1
Moncton
35.5
31.9 - 39.2
36.2
33.7 - 38.6
37.9
35.3 - 40.6
39.1
36.4 - 41.8
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
29.3
24.1 - 34.4
40.8
36.0 - 45.6
36.6
32.6 - 40.6
32.6
28.2 - 37.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
44.9
37.4 - 52.4
53.0
46.1 - 59.8
48.9
40.8 - 56.9
48.3
42.8 - 53.8
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
27.5
23.6 - 31.5
34.4
30.4 - 38.4
40.6
36.6 - 44.5
29.1
25.3 - 32.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
42.8
38.2 - 47.3
48.6
44.4 - 52.7
49.8
45.9 - 53.7
51.7
47.2 - 56.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
41.4
35.3 - 47.4
46.0
40.7 - 51.4
59.4
54.5 - 64.3
45.4
40.2 - 50.7
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
28.9
25.1 - 32.6
34.3
31.3 - 37.3
30.6
27.6 - 33.5
30.2
27.2 - 33.3
Riverview and Coverdale
32.7
28.4 - 37.0
37.5
33.9 - 41.1
32.3
28.4 - 36.3
32.6
28.4 - 36.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
43.8
38.2 - 49.3
50.2
45.7 - 54.8
49.9
44.6 - 55.1
57.8
52.5 - 63.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
36.4
32.7 - 40.0
39.6
36.9 - 42.3
40.1
37.8 - 42.4
43.6
41.2 - 45.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
31.7
25.3 - 38.2
31.2
24.8 - 37.6
32.6
27.1 - 38.1
29.4
23.9 - 34.9
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
25.3
20.6 - 30.1
37.2
33.9 - 40.5
34.7
31.6 - 37.7
34.4
31.2 - 37.5
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
50.8
45.6 - 56.0
53.8
48.9 - 58.7
53.6
48.0 - 59.3
46.5
42.1 - 50.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
52.6
47.1 - 58.1
45.2
40.4 - 50.0
45.4
41.3 - 49.4
41.4
37.4 - 45.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
46.1
41.2 - 51.0
50.5
45.7 - 55.3
47.5
42.9 - 52.0
51.0
46.2 - 55.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
48.2
43.6 - 52.9
51.8
48.1 - 55.5
43.5
40.0 - 47.0
50.5
46.6 - 54.3
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
54.1
49.4 - 58.7
57.6
53.2 - 62.1
61.0
55.8 - 66.3
52.5
48.0 - 57.0
Age
18-64
37.8
36.7 - 38.8
43.3
42.5 - 44.1
41.9
41.1 - 42.8
43.0
42.2 - 43.8
65 and over
34.0
32.8 - 35.3
38.2
37.0 - 39.4
39.1
37.9 - 40.3
37.9
36.5 - 39.2
Sex at birth
Female
37.2
36.2 - 38.2
43.7
42.8 - 44.5
42.6
41.7 - 43.5
44.5
43.6 - 45.3
Male
36.0
34.6 - 37.4
40.3
39.2 - 41.4
40.0
38.8 - 41.2
39.4
38.3 - 40.5
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
43.4
38.7 - 48.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
37.5
36.7 - 38.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
35.7
34.7 - 36.7
40.7
39.8 - 41.5
39.1
38.3 - 39.9
43.7
42.8 - 44.5
Preferred language of service: French
40.0
38.4 - 41.6
47.0
45.6 - 48.3
47.8
46.3 - 49.3
50.1
48.7 - 51.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
44.9
39.5 - 50.4
58.6
55.1 - 62.2
53.7
49.3 - 58.1
54.9
50.5 - 59.3
Non-Indigenous
37.7
36.9 - 38.5
41.3
40.6 - 42.0
40.9
40.2 - 41.6
41.6
40.9 - 42.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
41.6
38.1 - 45.1
34.1
31.1 - 37.1
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
35.0
34.1 - 35.8
42.5
41.7 - 43.2
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
41.1
39.7 - 42.4
45.1
44.0 - 46.1
46.2
45.1 - 47.3
45.0
44.0 - 46.1
Postsecondary
34.3
33.3 - 35.3
39.9
39.0 - 40.8
38.4
37.5 - 39.3
39.6
38.7 - 40.5
Household income
Less than $25,000
46.8
44.8 - 48.9
49.2
47.6 - 50.8
53.3
51.7 - 54.9
49.0
47.5 - 50.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
37.9
36.6 - 39.3
45.8
44.7 - 47.0
42.3
41.1 - 43.4
44.2
43.1 - 45.3
$60,000 or more
30.7
29.5 - 32.0
35.9
34.8 - 37.0
35.4
34.3 - 36.5
37.1
35.9 - 38.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
32.8
31.9 - 33.8
38.3
37.5 - 39.1
37.2
36.4 - 38.0
n/a
With disability
49.7
48.1 - 51.3
54.5
53.1 - 55.9
56.0
54.6 - 57.4
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who visited a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "one time or more" by the number of respondents who answered "zero or more than zero" to the question: In the last 12 months, how many times did you personally visit a hospital emergency department? This does not include visits when the care or services received is for another family member.

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

%

NBHC code

PH_USEEA_1