Citizens who most often go see their family doctor when sick or in need of care from a health professional

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
57.0
56.2 - 57.9
60.3
59.7 - 61.0
62.9
62.2 - 63.6
61.9
61.2 - 62.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
48.3
46.6 - 50.0
53.8
52.5 - 55.1
59.3
57.9 - 60.7
53.5
52.0 - 54.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
66.0
64.2 - 67.8
69.6
68.2 - 71.0
69.5
68.2 - 70.8
70.3
69.0 - 71.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
59.5
57.8 - 61.2
62.6
61.2 - 64.1
64.6
63.3 - 66.0
69.0
67.6 - 70.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
47.3
44.3 - 50.3
46.4
44.1 - 48.6
45.5
43.0 - 47.9
48.5
46.0 - 50.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
51.8
48.1 - 55.5
56.4
53.3 - 59.6
57.4
53.5 - 61.4
54.9
51.6 - 58.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
61.0
58.6 - 63.3
61.2
59.1 - 63.2
62.6
60.2 - 65.0
59.4
57.4 - 61.3
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
64.3
60.6 - 67.9
64.1
61.2 - 67.0
70.8
67.6 - 74.0
64.9
62.5 - 67.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
61.6
57.3 - 65.9
61.9
58.7 - 65.1
69.6
65.9 - 73.3
66.0
62.8 - 69.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
47.6
43.6 - 51.5
55.8
52.2 - 59.4
56.0
52.1 - 59.8
58.2
54.4 - 61.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
52.5
47.3 - 57.8
54.2
49.8 - 58.7
57.9
52.4 - 63.3
52.4
47.3 - 57.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
62.5
57.7 - 67.2
62.3
57.7 - 66.9
60.1
54.9 - 65.2
52.6
48.2 - 57.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
50.3
45.2 - 55.4
58.4
53.8 - 62.9
57.1
51.4 - 62.7
57.1
52.9 - 61.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
44.2
39.9 - 48.5
50.8
47.5 - 54.2
49.8
44.6 - 54.9
49.1
43.9 - 54.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
55.7
50.1 - 61.2
60.5
55.8 - 65.2
66.8
62.1 - 71.5
73.5
69.4 - 77.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
49.0
44.5 - 53.4
49.9
46.9 - 52.9
47.4
44.3 - 50.5
50.5
47.0 - 53.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
66.0
61.8 - 70.1
68.0
64.2 - 71.9
69.2
66.4 - 71.9
75.5
72.6 - 78.4
Fredericton
56.7
53.1 - 60.4
58.1
55.0 - 61.2
62.3
58.8 - 65.7
63.8
60.3 - 67.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
78.1
73.0 - 83.1
80.0
75.8 - 84.1
85.9
82.4 - 89.4
76.1
71.5 - 80.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
53.3
48.4 - 58.2
52.3
48.3 - 56.3
50.8
46.3 - 55.3
53.4
49.0 - 57.8
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
62.1
54.5 - 69.6
65.7
59.4 - 72.0
78.8
73.2 - 84.5
66.5
60.6 - 72.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
23.0
16.6 - 29.4
17.1
12.2 - 22.0
21.5
14.2 - 28.7
25.0
20.0 - 29.9
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
64.6
58.5 - 70.8
67.1
62.1 - 72.0
67.7
63.6 - 71.9
65.9
61.3 - 70.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
62.1
57.8 - 66.4
63.0
59.7 - 66.2
68.4
64.7 - 72.0
65.9
63.2 - 68.6
Moncton
47.5
43.7 - 51.3
52.9
50.4 - 55.4
60.2
57.5 - 62.8
51.4
48.7 - 54.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
70.7
65.6 - 75.9
70.5
66.1 - 74.9
75.1
71.5 - 78.7
74.9
70.8 - 79.0
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
75.7
69.1 - 82.3
69.9
63.7 - 76.2
80.7
74.3 - 87.1
61.0
55.6 - 66.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
62.8
58.5 - 67.1
66.1
62.2 - 70.0
62.3
58.4 - 66.2
70.1
66.3 - 74.0
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
49.4
44.7 - 54.1
56.4
52.3 - 60.5
55.7
51.8 - 59.6
58.1
53.6 - 62.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
63.0
57.1 - 69.0
67.7
62.8 - 72.6
69.3
64.7 - 73.9
81.5
77.3 - 85.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
74.8
71.2 - 78.5
75.5
72.9 - 78.2
74.4
71.6 - 77.2
71.2
68.2 - 74.2
Riverview and Coverdale
51.9
47.3 - 56.5
56.9
53.3 - 60.5
61.7
57.5 - 65.8
53.0
48.6 - 57.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
53.6
48.0 - 59.2
53.7
49.2 - 58.1
62.1
56.8 - 67.3
61.0
55.7 - 66.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
62.8
59.1 - 66.5
66.4
63.8 - 69.0
67.0
64.8 - 69.2
69.5
67.3 - 71.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
63.9
57.2 - 70.7
60.1
53.5 - 66.6
80.2
75.4 - 85.0
65.6
59.8 - 71.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
45.1
39.7 - 50.5
52.3
49.0 - 55.6
56.6
53.4 - 59.7
50.6
47.3 - 53.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
57.0
51.8 - 62.2
53.0
48.0 - 58.0
47.8
42.2 - 53.4
52.6
48.2 - 57.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
55.0
49.5 - 60.6
60.2
55.5 - 64.9
58.6
54.5 - 62.6
62.6
58.7 - 66.5
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
67.8
63.2 - 72.5
70.0
65.6 - 74.3
68.5
64.2 - 72.8
71.5
67.1 - 75.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
64.8
60.3 - 69.4
69.9
66.5 - 73.2
68.9
65.6 - 72.2
71.6
68.1 - 75.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
60.9
56.4 - 65.5
64.6
60.4 - 68.9
64.5
59.4 - 69.7
58.0
53.6 - 62.5
Age
18-64
51.9
50.8 - 53.0
54.9
54.1 - 55.8
58.4
57.5 - 59.2
57.4
56.6 - 58.2
65 and over
73.8
72.6 - 75.0
77.2
76.2 - 78.2
80.8
79.8 - 81.8
81.4
80.3 - 82.5
Sex at birth
Female
60.0
58.9 - 61.0
63.1
62.3 - 64.0
64.8
64.0 - 65.7
64.0
63.2 - 64.8
Male
55.0
53.6 - 56.5
57.3
56.2 - 58.5
60.8
59.7 - 62.0
59.6
58.4 - 60.7
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
51.0
46.1 - 55.8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
57.3
56.4 - 58.2
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
59.8
58.7 - 60.8
62.5
61.7 - 63.3
66.1
65.3 - 66.9
66.8
66.0 - 67.6
Preferred language of service: French
53.5
51.9 - 55.2
53.4
52.1 - 54.7
54.6
53.1 - 56.1
53.1
51.7 - 54.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
52.0
46.5 - 57.5
54.7
51.1 - 58.3
60.9
56.6 - 65.2
62.7
58.4 - 67.0
Non-Indigenous
57.1
56.2 - 58.0
60.6
59.9 - 61.3
63.0
62.3 - 63.7
61.9
61.2 - 62.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
46.1
42.5 - 49.7
56.4
53.2 - 59.5
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
59.0
58.2 - 59.9
60.6
59.9 - 61.3
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
59.0
57.7 - 60.4
61.6
60.6 - 62.7
64.9
63.8 - 65.9
63.7
62.7 - 64.6
Postsecondary
56.8
55.7 - 57.9
59.5
58.6 - 60.4
61.6
60.7 - 62.5
60.6
59.7 - 61.5
Household income
Less than $25,000
54.0
51.9 - 56.1
56.9
55.4 - 58.5
63.9
62.4 - 65.5
61.4
60.0 - 62.9
$25,000 to less than $60,000
57.8
56.4 - 59.2
61.0
59.9 - 62.2
64.1
62.9 - 65.2
62.6
61.5 - 63.7
$60,000 or more
58.7
57.4 - 60.1
60.3
59.2 - 61.5
60.7
59.5 - 61.8
60.5
59.3 - 61.6
Persons with a disability
With disability
64.9
63.4 - 66.5
68.5
67.2 - 69.8
71.2
70.0 - 72.5
n/a
Without disability
55.3
54.2 - 56.3
57.9
57.1 - 58.7
60.5
59.7 - 61.3
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 most often go see their family doctor when sick or in need of care from a health professional.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "see your personal family doctor at his or her office or in a home visit" by the number of respondents who answered "see your personal family doctor at his or her office or in a home visit, go to an after-hours clinic or a walk-in clinic for non-emergency health care needs, go to a community health centre where you can see different health care professionals, go to a hospital emergency department, see your nurse practitioner at his or her office or in a home visit, go to an alternative practitioner, like a chiropractor, homeopath, or massage therapist, call Tele-Care 811, go to your community pharmacist or go to some other place of car to the question: Which one of the following best describes what you do when you are sick or need care from a doctor, nurse or other health professional?

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_USEPB_1