Citizens who most often go to the hospital emergency department when sick or in need of care from a health professional

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
10.4
9.8 - 10.9
11.4
11.0 - 11.9
11.5
11.1 - 12.0
12.0
11.5 - 12.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
7.4
6.5 - 8.3
6.8
6.2 - 7.5
7.5
6.8 - 8.3
8.8
7.9 - 9.6
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
10.7
9.5 - 11.9
10.5
9.5 - 11.4
9.7
8.9 - 10.6
9.4
8.5 - 10.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
9.9
8.9 - 10.9
10.7
9.8 - 11.6
9.1
8.3 - 9.9
8.6
7.7 - 9.4
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
26.5
23.8 - 29.2
30.0
27.9 - 32.0
29.2
26.9 - 31.4
28.2
26.0 - 30.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
16.6
13.8 - 19.3
16.9
14.6 - 19.3
17.4
14.4 - 20.4
20.8
18.1 - 23.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
9.3
7.9 - 10.7
15.3
13.8 - 16.8
19.2
17.2 - 21.1
19.7
18.1 - 21.3
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
7.3
5.3 - 9.3
8.8
7.1 - 10.5
9.3
7.3 - 11.4
10.0
8.4 - 11.5
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
5.7
3.7 - 7.8
9.9
7.9 - 11.8
9.7
7.3 - 12.1
8.9
7.0 - 10.8
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
15.7
12.8 - 18.5
19.1
16.3 - 22.0
24.7
21.4 - 28.0
25.7
22.4 - 29.1
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
17.2
13.2 - 21.2
20.0
16.4 - 23.5
24.2
19.5 - 28.9
29.5
24.8 - 34.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
12.3
9.1 - 15.6
16.0
12.5 - 19.5
23.5
19.0 - 27.9
34.2
30.0 - 38.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
15.0
11.4 - 18.7
14.3
11.1 - 17.5
11.1
7.5 - 14.7
13.0
10.1 - 15.8
Dieppe and Memramcook
5.7
3.7 - 7.7
5.5
4.0 - 7.0
4.2
2.1 - 6.3
5.9
3.5 - 8.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
5.4
2.8 - 7.9
5.4
3.2 - 7.5
3.5
1.7 - 5.4
3.8
2.0 - 5.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
15.4
12.1 - 18.6
17.5
15.2 - 19.8
19.8
17.3 - 22.3
17.7
15.1 - 20.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
18.2
14.8 - 21.6
19.0
15.8 - 22.3
17.4
15.1 - 19.6
16.0
13.6 - 18.5
Fredericton
7.4
5.5 - 9.3
7.8
6.2 - 9.5
3.5
2.2 - 4.8
5.2
3.6 - 6.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
5.7
2.8 - 8.5
7.4
4.7 - 10.2
6.3
3.8 - 8.8
10.5
7.2 - 13.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
34.2
29.5 - 38.8
36.1
32.2 - 40.0
34.3
30.0 - 38.5
35.2
30.9 - 39.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
S
5.9
2.6 - 9.1
10.3
6.5 - 14.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
58.8
51.3 - 66.2
67.4
61.3 - 73.5
60.6
52.0 - 69.3
59.4
53.7 - 65.0
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
3.3
1.0 - 5.7
7.6
4.8 - 10.4
8.7
6.2 - 11.2
12.5
9.3 - 15.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
6.9
4.6 - 9.1
8.6
6.7 - 10.5
8.4
6.2 - 10.6
8.6
7.0 - 10.2
Moncton
5.9
4.1 - 7.7
4.0
3.0 - 5.0
4.6
3.5 - 5.8
6.1
4.8 - 7.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
8.9
5.6 - 12.1
7.7
5.1 - 10.3
8.8
6.4 - 11.1
6.0
3.7 - 8.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
9.5
5.0 - 14.0
10.1
6.0 - 14.1
13.0
7.6 - 18.4
15.6
11.6 - 19.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
8.7
6.2 - 11.3
9.7
7.2 - 12.1
9.1
6.8 - 11.5
3.9
2.3 - 5.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
14.3
11.0 - 17.6
16.7
13.6 - 19.8
20.7
17.6 - 23.9
19.7
16.1 - 23.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
15.7
11.2 - 20.2
12.6
9.1 - 16.1
7.9
5.2 - 10.6
6.9
4.2 - 9.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
2.9
1.5 - 4.3
5.4
4.0 - 6.8
3.5
2.3 - 4.7
5.4
3.9 - 6.9
Riverview and Coverdale
2.5
1.0 - 3.9
1.6
0.7 - 2.5
S
2.7
1.3 - 4.2
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
27.3
22.3 - 32.4
20.1
16.5 - 23.6
18.5
14.3 - 22.7
19.8
15.4 - 24.1
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
7.8
5.7 - 9.9
8.5
6.9 - 10.0
8.3
7.0 - 9.6
6.8
5.6 - 8.0
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
6.7
3.2 - 10.2
S
6.1
3.2 - 9.0
4.3
1.9 - 6.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
6.1
3.5 - 8.7
7.8
6.0 - 9.6
8.6
6.8 - 10.4
7.4
5.7 - 9.2
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
14.8
11.1 - 18.5
21.9
17.8 - 26.0
34.5
29.2 - 39.9
27.9
24.0 - 31.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
14.7
10.7 - 18.6
13.5
10.2 - 16.7
14.3
11.5 - 17.2
12.3
9.7 - 15.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
20.1
16.1 - 24.0
19.5
15.7 - 23.3
19.0
15.4 - 22.7
20.5
16.6 - 24.3
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
23.4
19.4 - 27.4
19.6
16.7 - 22.5
17.8
15.1 - 20.5
14.5
11.8 - 17.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
9.8
7.0 - 12.5
19.8
16.2 - 23.4
20.8
16.4 - 25.2
21.4
17.7 - 25.2
Age
18-64
11.1
10.4 - 11.8
12.3
11.8 - 12.9
12.1
11.6 - 12.7
12.7
12.2 - 13.2
65 and over
7.1
6.4 - 7.8
8.8
8.1 - 9.5
9.3
8.5 - 10.0
8.6
7.8 - 9.4
Sex at birth
Female
7.6
7.1 - 8.2
8.8
8.3 - 9.3
8.7
8.2 - 9.2
9.3
8.7 - 9.8
Male
12.5
11.5 - 13.5
14.3
13.5 - 15.1
14.7
13.8 - 15.5
14.9
14.1 - 15.7
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
7.5
5.0 - 10.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
10.5
9.9 - 11.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
9.3
8.7 - 9.9
9.6
9.1 - 10.1
9.0
8.5 - 9.5
8.7
8.2 - 9.2
Preferred language of service: French
12.0
10.9 - 13.0
17.3
16.3 - 18.3
18.8
17.6 - 19.9
19.1
18.0 - 20.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
10.9
7.5 - 14.3
15.0
12.4 - 17.5
16.3
13.1 - 19.6
13.5
10.4 - 16.5
Non-Indigenous
10.3
9.8 - 10.8
11.2
10.8 - 11.7
11.4
10.9 - 11.9
11.9
11.4 - 12.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
11.8
9.5 - 14.1
11.6
9.5 - 13.6
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
9.6
9.1 - 10.1
11.4
11.0 - 11.9
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
12.7
11.8 - 13.6
14.7
13.9 - 15.4
13.8
13.0 - 14.6
14.9
14.1 - 15.6
Postsecondary
8.6
7.9 - 9.2
9.3
8.8 - 9.9
10.1
9.6 - 10.7
9.7
9.1 - 10.3
Household income
Less than $25,000
15.5
14.0 - 17.0
16.4
15.2 - 17.5
14.4
13.3 - 15.5
16.4
15.3 - 17.5
$25,000 to less than $60,000
10.8
9.9 - 11.7
12.9
12.1 - 13.6
13.2
12.4 - 14.0
13.0
12.3 - 13.8
$60,000 or more
7.1
6.4 - 7.8
8.1
7.5 - 8.7
8.9
8.2 - 9.6
8.6
7.9 - 9.3
Persons with a disability
With disability
10.6
9.6 - 11.6
13.4
12.4 - 14.3
10.8
9.9 - 11.6
n/a
Without disability
9.9
9.3 - 10.5
10.9
10.4 - 11.4
11.7
11.2 - 12.3
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 to the hospital emergency department 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 "go to a hospital emergency department" 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

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_USEPB_5