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 % | 2018
14.0
13.3 - 14.7
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2018
30.3
29.3 - 31.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health %
n/a
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
n/a
Asthma % | 2021
n/a
Chronic pain % | 2021
n/a
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
n/a
Cancer % | 2021
n/a
Diabetes % | 2021
n/a
Heart disease % | 2021
n/a
Stroke % | 2021
n/a
High blood pressure % | 2021
n/a
Gastric reflux % | 2021
n/a
High cholesterol % | 2021
n/a
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
n/a
Anxiety % | 2021
n/a
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
n/a
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
n/a
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2018
19.9
19.0 - 20.7
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
n/a
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2018
39.0
38.0 - 40.0
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2018
63.2
62.2 - 64.2
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2018
11.2
10.4 - 12.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2018
4.9
4.3 - 5.5
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2018
41.6
40.3 - 42.8
Mother or father % | 2018
5.4
4.8 - 6.0
Son or daughter % | 2018
38.7
37.4 - 40.0
Volunteer % | 2018
2.4
2.0 - 2.8
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2018
11.9
11.1 - 12.8
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2018
54.7
53.4 - 56.0
A few times a week % | 2018
20.5
19.5 - 21.6
Once a week % | 2018
9.4
8.6 - 10.1
2 or 3 times a month % | 2018
5.6
5.0 - 6.1
Once a month % | 2018
2.7
2.3 - 3.2
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2018
1.8
1.5 - 2.2
Clients receiving home support services (housekeeping, meal preparation, …)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2018
9.2
8.3 - 10.1
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2018
22.5
21.2 - 23.8
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health %
n/a
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2018
52.5
50.9 - 54.0
Asthma % | 2018
22.5
21.2 - 23.8
Chronic pain % | 2018
37.7
36.2 - 39.2
Emphysema/COPD % | 2018
14.7
13.6 - 15.8
Cancer % | 2018
18.6
17.4 - 19.8
Diabetes % | 2018
31.7
30.3 - 33.2
Heart disease % | 2018
30.8
29.4 - 32.3
Stroke % | 2018
15.3
14.2 - 16.4
High blood pressure % | 2018
56.4
54.9 - 58.0
Gastric reflux % | 2018
29.2
27.8 - 30.6
High cholesterol % | 2018
32.5
31.0 - 33.9
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2018
30.7
29.3 - 32.2
Anxiety % | 2018
30.1
28.6 - 31.5
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2018
7.8
7.0 - 8.7
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2018
11.7
10.7 - 12.7
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2018
14.6
13.4 - 15.7
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition %
n/a
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2018
57.4
55.8 - 58.9
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2018
57.6
56.0 - 59.1
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2018
11.5
10.1 - 12.8
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2018
6.5
5.5 - 7.5
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2018
18.3
16.7 - 19.9
Mother or father % | 2018
8.0
6.9 - 9.1
Son or daughter % | 2018
47.0
45.0 - 49.1
Volunteer % | 2018
3.9
3.1 - 4.7
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2018
14.2
12.7 - 15.6
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2018
43.8
41.7 - 45.8
A few times a week % | 2018
23.4
21.7 - 25.2
Once a week % | 2018
10.5
9.2 - 11.7
2 or 3 times a month % | 2018
6.9
5.9 - 8.0
Once a month % | 2018
3.7
3.0 - 4.5
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2018
2.2
1.6 - 2.8
Patients receiving services from the Extra-Mural Program (nursing, physiotherapy, …)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2018
15.5
14.6 - 16.4
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2018
34.0
32.8 - 35.1
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health %
n/a
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2018
40.7
39.5 - 41.9
Asthma % | 2018
18.3
17.4 - 19.3
Chronic pain % | 2018
28.4
27.3 - 29.5
Emphysema/COPD % | 2018
20.0
19.0 - 21.0
Cancer % | 2018
26.2
25.1 - 27.3
Diabetes % | 2018
30.6
29.4 - 31.7
Heart disease % | 2018
31.9
30.7 - 33.0
Stroke % | 2018
11.9
11.1 - 12.7
High blood pressure % | 2018
52.7
51.4 - 53.9
Gastric reflux % | 2018
22.0
21.0 - 23.0
High cholesterol % | 2018
28.9
27.8 - 30.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2018
19.6
18.6 - 20.6
Anxiety % | 2018
18.5
17.5 - 19.4
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2018
2.9
2.5 - 3.3
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2018
6.2
5.6 - 6.8
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2018
22.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition %
n/a
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2018
30.5
29.4 - 31.6
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2018
68.5
67.4 - 69.6
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2018
11.0
10.1 - 11.9
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2018
4.6
4.0 - 5.2
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2018
49.0
47.5 - 50.4
Mother or father % | 2018
4.2
3.6 - 4.8
Son or daughter % | 2018
37.5
36.1 - 38.9
Volunteer % | 2018
1.8
1.4 - 2.2
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2018
11.3
10.3 - 12.2
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2018
59.6
58.1 - 61.0
A few times a week % | 2018
19.2
18.1 - 20.4
Once a week % | 2018
8.6
7.8 - 9.4
2 or 3 times a month % | 2018
4.9
4.3 - 5.5
Once a month % | 2018
2.3
1.9 - 2.8
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2018
1.6
1.3 - 2.0
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.