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Persons with a disability : A population health profile

Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
zone
Persons with a disability
zone
Persons without disability
Health outcomes
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2020
39.5
38.7 - 40.4
12.8
11.7 - 13.9
48.6
47.6 - 49.6
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2020
49.8
48.9 - 50.6
30.1
28.6 - 31.5
56.7
55.8 - 57.7
Life satisfaction, satisfied or very satisfied % | 2020
90.8
90.3 - 91.2
72.8
71.3 - 74.2
96.3
95.9 - 96.6
Three or more chronic health conditions % | 2020
23.1
22.4 - 23.8
53.9
52.3 - 55.5
12.8
12.2 - 13.5
Chronic pain % | 2020
17.6
16.9 - 18.2
46.6
45.0 - 48.2
8.2
7.6 - 8.7
Hypertension % | 2020
29.8
29.0 - 30.5
44.4
42.8 - 46.0
24.4
23.6 - 25.3
Arthritis % | 2020
19.2
18.5 - 19.8
41.5
40.0 - 43.1
11.7
11.0 - 12.3
Depression % | 2020
17.3
16.7 - 17.9
32.9
31.4 - 34.4
12.2
11.6 - 12.9
Anxiety % | 2020
19.2
18.6 - 19.9
34.1
32.6 - 35.7
14.5
13.8 - 15.2
Takes 6 or more different prescription medications on a regular basis % | 2020
11.4
10.9 - 12.0
30.5
29.0 - 31.9
5.0
4.6 - 5.5
Health behaviours
Exercises at least 2.5 hours per week % | 2020
49.9
49.1 - 50.8
35.8
34.2 - 37.3
54.5
53.5 - 55.5
Eats 5 or more servings of fruit or vegetables per day % | 2020
41.9
41.0 - 42.7
35.9
34.3 - 37.4
43.9
42.9 - 44.9
Daily or occasional smoker % | 2020
17.5
16.9 - 18.2
23.2
21.9 - 24.6
15.5
14.8 - 16.3
Use of cannabis daily % | 2020
7.6
7.1 - 8.0
12.7
11.7 - 13.8
5.8
5.4 - 6.3
Heavy drinking % | 2020
26.9
26.1 - 27.6
18.8
17.6 - 20.1
28.9
28.0 - 29.8
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
15.0
13.8 - 16.1
11.3
10.6 - 11.9
Verbal information about condition/prescription is easy to understand, always or usually % | 2020
91.7
91.3 - 92.2
88.4
87.4 - 89.5
92.9
92.3 - 93.4
Social isolation and loneliness
Sense of belonging to local community, somewhat strong or very strong % | 2020
72.0
71.3 - 72.8
59.3
57.7 - 60.8
75.0
74.1 - 75.9
Lonely (based on loneliness score) % | 2020
20.8
20.1 - 21.5
35.7
34.1 - 37.2
16.1
15.3 - 16.8
Contributors to feelings of stress
Own physical health problem or condition % | 2020
27.5
26.8 - 28.3
57.4
55.8 - 59.0
17.1
16.4 - 17.9
Health of family members % | 2020
40.2
39.4 - 41.1
48.9
47.3 - 50.5
36.8
35.8 - 37.7
Financial situation % | 2020
32.3
31.5 - 33.1
40.2
38.7 - 41.8
28.1
27.2 - 29.0
Provides long-term care for someone % | 2020
9.1
8.6 - 9.5
11.3
10.3 - 12.3
7.8
7.2 - 8.3
Health services
Types of difficulties experienced in getting the health care needed
General financial barriers % | 2020
26.5
25.8 - 27.3
39.4
37.8 - 40.9
22.4
21.5 - 23.2
Unable to leave house % | 2020
11.2
10.6 - 11.7
30.3
28.8 - 31.8
4.7
4.2 - 5.1
Had to travel over 100 km/60 miles % | 2020
17.6
17.0 - 18.3
27.7
26.3 - 29.2
14.2
13.4 - 14.9
Services not available in area % | 2020
14.0
13.4 - 14.6
19.9
18.6 - 21.3
11.6
10.9 - 12.3
Transportation problems % | 2020
5.5
5.1 - 5.9
13.8
12.7 - 14.9
2.6
2.3 - 3.0
Trouble getting medical or rehabilitation equipment or supplies % | 2020
4.2
3.8 - 4.6
9.0
8.0 - 10.0
2.4
2.0 - 2.7
Trouble physically accessing a health care setting % | 2020
6.5
6.1 - 7.0
10.9
9.9 - 12.0
5.0
4.5 - 5.4
Regular place of care
Family doctor % | 2020
57.0
56.2 - 57.9
64.9
63.4 - 66.5
55.3
54.2 - 56.3
After-hours or walk-in clinic % | 2020
20.5
19.8 - 21.2
12.5
11.4 - 13.5
23.1
22.2 - 23.9
Hospital emergency department % | 2020
10.4
9.8 - 10.9
10.6
9.6 - 11.6
9.9
9.3 - 10.5
Average number of visits per type of provider in the last 12 months
Family doctor Number | 2020
3.1
4.6
2.5
Nurse practitioner Number | 2020
3.4
4.2
3.0
After-hours clinic or a walk-in clinic Number | 2020
0.8
0.9
0.8
Hospital emergency department Number | 2020
0.8
1.3
0.6
Access to family doctors
Has a primary care provider % | 2020
89.9
89.3 - 90.4
93.2
92.4 - 94.0
88.8
88.2 - 89.4
Can get an appointment within five days % | 2020
50.8
49.8 - 51.7
51.3
49.6 - 53.0
51.8
50.7 - 52.9
Hospital emergency department: Waited less than 4 hours % | 2020
65.5
64.2 - 66.9
65.8
63.5 - 68.0
66.4
64.7 - 68.2
Experience of care with family doctor
…Gives them enough time to discuss, always % | 2020
66.9
66.1 - 67.8
61.7
60.1 - 63.3
68.9
67.9 - 69.9
…Limits the number of problems that can be discussed in a visit % | 2020
24.2
23.4 - 25.0
27.5
26.0 - 29.0
22.6
21.7 - 23.5
…Explains things in a way that they can understand, always % | 2020
75.7
74.9 - 76.5
70.3
68.8 - 71.9
77.8
76.9 - 78.7
…Involves them in decisions about their health care, always % | 2020
71.8
70.9 - 72.6
65.2
63.6 - 66.8
73.8
72.9 - 74.8
…. Helps them coordinate the care from other providers, always % | 2020
68.7
67.9 - 69.6
65.6
64.0 - 67.2
70.1
69.0 - 71.1
Favourable rating of services received (8, 9 or 10 out of 10) % | 2020
81.5
80.7 - 82.2
76.9
75.5 - 78.4
83.4
82.6 - 84.3
Need for mental health care
Needed to talk to a health professional about their mental health % | 2020
18.2
17.6 - 18.9
25.2
23.8 - 26.6
15.3
14.6 - 16.0
...but did not see someone % | 2020
32.6
30.5 - 34.7
24.4
21.4 - 27.4
36.6
33.8 - 39.4
Reasons for not seeing a mental health professional
Wait time for services was too long % | 2020
23.8
20.1 - 27.5
36.9
29.4 - 44.3
19.3
15.1 - 23.6
Could not afford the cost or insurance did not cover enough % | 2020
17.7
14.3 - 21.0
29.0
22.0 - 35.9
14.1
10.4 - 17.8
Access to specialized services
Has seen a specialist in the last 12 months % | 2020
40.6
39.7 - 41.4
60.9
59.3 - 62.4
33.6
32.7 - 34.6
Waited less than 1 month for a first visit % | 2020
40.7
38.8 - 42.7
38.4
35.2 - 41.5
42.4
39.9 - 44.9
Has required a diagnostic test % | 2020
21.4
20.7 - 22.1
37.9
36.3 - 39.5
16.3
15.5 - 17.0
Waited less than 1 month for a diagnostic test % | 2020
52.3
50.5 - 54.2
51.0
48.3 - 53.7
52.4
49.9 - 54.8
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
9.5
8.5 - 10.4
1.0
0.8 - 1.2
Management of chronic health conditions
Knows what their prescribed medications do (strongly agrees) % | 2020
49.6
48.6 - 50.7
42.1
40.4 - 43.7
54.2
52.8 - 55.6
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2020
41.4
40.5 - 42.4
29.6
28.1 - 31.0
46.9
45.7 - 48.1
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.