Table

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Province
New Brunswick
Citizens receiving publicly funded home care services (Extra-Mural Program or home support services, or both)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2021
7.8
7.3 - 8.3
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
20.4
19.7 - 21.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
56.7
55.7 - 57.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
44.8
43.9 - 45.8
Asthma % | 2021
17.8
17.1 - 18.6
Chronic pain % | 2021
31.0
30.1 - 31.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
17.5
16.8 - 18.2
Cancer % | 2021
23.6
22.8 - 24.4
Diabetes % | 2021
31.6
30.7 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
30.8
29.9 - 31.6
Stroke % | 2021
12.4
11.7 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
52.9
52.0 - 53.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
24.5
23.7 - 25.4
High cholesterol % | 2021
28.4
27.5 - 29.2
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
22.7
21.9 - 23.5
Anxiety % | 2021
23.9
23.0 - 24.7
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
4.7
4.3 - 5.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
7.1
6.6 - 7.6
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
13.9
13.2 - 14.6
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
42.4
41.3 - 43.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
39.2
38.2 - 40.1
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
62.4
61.4 - 63.3
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
16.1
15.2 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
8.1
7.5 - 8.8
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
41.5
40.3 - 42.7
Mother or father % | 2021
6.2
5.6 - 6.8
Son or daughter % | 2021
51.1
49.9 - 52.3
Volunteer % | 2021
1.7
1.4 - 2.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
16.5
15.6 - 17.4
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
59.0
57.8 - 60.3
A few times a week % | 2021
22.7
21.7 - 23.7
Once a week % | 2021
9.5
8.7 - 10.2
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
8.6
7.9 - 9.3
Once a month % | 2021
2.8
2.4 - 3.2
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
1.4
1.1 - 1.7
Clients receiving home support services (housekeeping, meal preparation, …)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2021
6.7
5.9 - 7.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
16.2
15.1 - 17.3
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
61.1
59.6 - 62.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
52.9
51.4 - 54.5
Asthma % | 2021
20.6
19.4 - 21.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
38.4
36.9 - 39.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
16.4
15.3 - 17.5
Cancer % | 2021
16.8
15.7 - 18.0
Diabetes % | 2021
32.7
31.3 - 34.1
Heart disease % | 2021
30.6
29.2 - 32.0
Stroke % | 2021
14.3
13.2 - 15.4
High blood pressure % | 2021
56.4
54.9 - 57.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
28.9
27.5 - 30.3
High cholesterol % | 2021
29.9
28.5 - 31.3
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
30.9
29.5 - 32.3
Anxiety % | 2021
31.0
29.6 - 32.4
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
8.2
7.4 - 9.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
9.9
9.0 - 10.8
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
11.8
10.8 - 12.9
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
46.8
45.2 - 48.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
58.9
57.4 - 60.4
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
56.1
54.6 - 57.6
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
16.2
14.7 - 17.7
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
9.7
8.5 - 10.9
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
17.5
15.9 - 19.0
Mother or father % | 2021
9.9
8.7 - 11.1
Son or daughter % | 2021
59.3
57.3 - 61.3
Volunteer % | 2021
2.4
1.7 - 3.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
19.9
18.3 - 21.6
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
45.7
43.7 - 47.8
A few times a week % | 2021
26.2
24.4 - 28.1
Once a week % | 2021
11.8
10.4 - 13.1
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
11.4
10.1 - 12.8
Once a month % | 2021
4.0
3.2 - 4.8
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
2.1
1.5 - 2.7
Patients receiving services from the Extra-Mural Program (nursing, physiotherapy, …)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2021
7.9
7.3 - 8.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
22.1
21.1 - 23.0
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
54.3
53.2 - 55.4
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
42.1
41.0 - 43.2
Asthma % | 2021
16.9
16.1 - 17.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
28.5
27.4 - 29.5
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
19.0
18.1 - 19.8
Cancer % | 2021
26.4
25.4 - 27.4
Diabetes % | 2021
31.4
30.4 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
31.9
30.9 - 33.0
Stroke % | 2021
12.2
11.5 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
51.8
50.6 - 52.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
22.8
21.9 - 23.7
High cholesterol % | 2021
27.0
26.0 - 28.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
18.8
17.9 - 19.7
Anxiety % | 2021
20.7
19.8 - 21.6
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
2.6
2.3 - 3.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
6.4
5.9 - 7.0
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
14.3
13.5 - 15.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
40.0
38.9 - 41.2
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
30.3
29.3 - 31.3
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
66.4
65.3 - 67.5
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
16.0
15.0 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
7.8
7.0 - 8.5
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
49.0
47.6 - 50.4
Mother or father % | 2021
4.5
3.9 - 5.0
Son or daughter % | 2021
49.8
48.4 - 51.2
Volunteer % | 2021
1.5
1.2 - 1.9
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
15.7
14.7 - 16.7
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
64.7
63.4 - 66.0
A few times a week % | 2021
21.0
19.9 - 22.1
Once a week % | 2021
8.6
7.8 - 9.4
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
7.3
6.6 - 8.0
Once a month % | 2021
2.1
1.7 - 2.5
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
1.2
0.9 - 1.5
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Content and description

Data about the demographics of citizens receiving home care services in New Brunswick. Topics include self-reported health, chronic health conditions, and care received from family and friends. 

Data is organized by 3 categories: (1) all citizens receiving home care services whose costs are being entirely or partially covered by public funds, (2) patients receiving services from the Extra-Mural Program, and (3) clients receiving home support services.


Why it is important

By better understanding the demographic context of citizens receiving home care services in New Brunswick, we can better understand their characteristics and needs, thus provide more citizen-centred care. 


Availability of the data

The information for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. More information is available on our Home Care Survey page.


Note about 2021 data

Results from the 2021 edition of the Home Care Survey should be interpreted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, our health care system has adapted and evolved to respond to COVID-19, which includes home care services providers.