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Persons with a disability : A population health profile

Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
Health outcomes
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
39.5
38.7 - 40.4
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
49.8
48.9 - 50.6
Life satisfaction, satisfied or very satisfied % | 2020
90.8
90.3 - 91.2
Three or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
23.1
22.4 - 23.8
Chronic pain % | 2020
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
Hypertension % | 2020
29.8
29.0 - 30.5
Arthritis % | 2020
19.2
18.5 - 19.8
Depression % | 2020
17.3
16.7 - 17.9
Anxiety % | 2020
19.2
18.6 - 19.9
Takes 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
11.4
10.9 - 12.0
Health behaviours
Exercises at least 2.5 hours per week % | 2020
49.9
49.1 - 50.8
Eats 5 or more servings of fruit or vegetables per day % | 2020
41.9
41.0 - 42.7
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2020
17.5
16.9 - 18.2
Use of cannabis daily % | 2020
7.6
7.1 - 8.0
Heavy drinking % | 2020
26.9
26.1 - 27.6
Social and economic factors
Health literacy
Written information about condition/prescription is hard to understand, always or usually % | 2020
12.3
11.7 - 12.8
Verbal information about condition/prescription is easy to understand, always or usually % | 2020
91.7
91.3 - 92.2
Social isolation and loneliness
Sense of belonging to local community, somewhat strong or very strong % | 2020
72.0
71.3 - 72.8
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
20.8
20.1 - 21.5
Contributors to feelings of stress
Own physical health problem or condition % | 2020
27.5
26.8 - 28.3
Health of family members % | 2020
40.2
39.4 - 41.1
Financial situation % | 2020
32.3
31.5 - 33.1
Provides long-term care for someone % | 2020
9.1
8.6 - 9.5
Health services
Types of difficulties experienced in getting the health care needed
General financial barriers % | 2020
26.5
25.8 - 27.3
Unable to leave house % | 2020
11.2
10.6 - 11.7
Had to travel over 100 km/60 miles % | 2020
17.6
17.0 - 18.3
Services not available in area % | 2020
14.0
13.4 - 14.6
Transportation problems % | 2020
5.5
5.1 - 5.9
Trouble getting medical or rehabilitation equipment or supplies % | 2020
4.2
3.8 - 4.6
Trouble physically accessing a health care setting % | 2020
6.5
6.1 - 7.0
Regular place of care
Family doctor % | 2020
57.0
56.2 - 57.9
After-hours or walk-in clinic % | 2020
20.5
19.8 - 21.2
Hospital emergency department % | 2020
10.4
9.8 - 10.9
Average number of visits per type of provider in the last 12 months
Family doctor Number | 2020
3.1
Nurse practitioner Number | 2020
3.4
After-hours clinic or a walk-in clinic Number | 2020
0.8
Hospital emergency department Number | 2020
0.8
Access to family doctors
Has a primary care provider % | 2020
89.9
89.3 - 90.4
Can get an appointment within five days % | 2020
50.8
49.8 - 51.7
Hospital emergency department: Waited less than 4 hours % | 2020
65.5
64.2 - 66.9
Experience of care with family doctor
…Gives them enough time to discuss, always % | 2020
66.9
66.1 - 67.8
…Limits the number of problems that can be discussed in a visit % | 2020
24.2
23.4 - 25.0
…Explains things in a way that they can understand, always % | 2020
75.7
74.9 - 76.5
…Involves them in decisions about their health care, always % | 2020
71.8
70.9 - 72.6
…. Helps them coordinate the care from other providers, always % | 2020
68.7
67.9 - 69.6
Favourable rating of services received (8, 9 or 10 out of 10) % | 2020
81.5
80.7 - 82.2
Need for mental health care
Needed to talk to a health professional about their mental health % | 2020
18.2
17.6 - 18.9
...but did not see someone % | 2020
32.6
30.5 - 34.7
Reasons for not seeing a mental health professional
Wait time for services was too long % | 2020
23.8
20.1 - 27.5
Could not afford the cost or insurance did not cover enough % | 2020
17.7
14.3 - 21.0
Access to specialized services
Has seen a specialist in the last 12 months % | 2020
40.6
39.7 - 41.4
Waited less than 1 month for a first visit % | 2020
40.7
38.8 - 42.7
Has required a diagnostic test % | 2020
21.4
20.7 - 22.1
Waited less than 1 month for a diagnostic test % | 2020
52.3
50.5 - 54.2
Access to home care services
Needed home care services in the last 12 months, but did not receive any % | 2020
3.0
2.8 - 3.3
Management of chronic health conditions
Knows what their prescribed medications do (strongly agrees) % | 2020
49.6
48.6 - 50.7
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2020
41.4
40.5 - 42.4
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Content and description

Data about the experience persons with a disability reported throughout their journey while interacting with the New Brunswick health system.

The indicators are organized based on the population health model and capture the experience that persons with a disability  had with health services regarding availability, visits, wait times, communication and overall care.
 

Why it is important

By better understanding the needs and experiences of persons with a disability while accessing required health services, we can better assess the quality of programs and services.