Table

zone
Community
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
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
6.0
2.5 - 9.4
7.8
6.7 - 8.9
7.8
7.3 - 8.3
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
18.7
12.9 - 24.4
19.9
18.3 - 21.5
20.4
19.7 - 21.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
51.2
43.8 - 58.7
55.6
53.6 - 57.6
56.7
55.7 - 57.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
43.3
36.0 - 50.7
45.7
43.7 - 47.7
44.8
43.9 - 45.8
Asthma % | 2021
22.9
16.7 - 29.1
19.5
17.9 - 21.1
17.8
17.1 - 18.6
Chronic pain % | 2021
29.2
22.5 - 35.9
29.1
27.3 - 30.9
31.0
30.1 - 31.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
18.0
12.4 - 23.7
19.2
17.6 - 20.7
17.5
16.8 - 18.2
Cancer % | 2021
26.3
19.8 - 32.8
25.8
24.1 - 27.6
23.6
22.8 - 24.4
Diabetes % | 2021
39.0
31.8 - 46.2
31.4
29.5 - 33.2
31.6
30.7 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
30.9
24.0 - 37.7
33.4
31.5 - 35.2
30.8
29.9 - 31.6
Stroke % | 2021
17.2
11.6 - 22.8
12.9
11.6 - 14.2
12.4
11.7 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
58.3
51.0 - 65.6
52.0
50.0 - 54.0
52.9
52.0 - 53.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
22.7
16.5 - 28.9
23.9
22.2 - 25.6
24.5
23.7 - 25.4
High cholesterol % | 2021
32.0
25.1 - 38.9
26.7
25.0 - 28.5
28.4
27.5 - 29.2
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
18.0
12.4 - 23.7
21.5
19.8 - 23.1
22.7
21.9 - 23.5
Anxiety % | 2021
17.8
12.2 - 23.5
19.7
18.1 - 21.3
23.9
23.0 - 24.7
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
5.0
1.8 - 8.2
3.4
2.7 - 4.2
4.7
4.3 - 5.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
8.9
4.7 - 13.1
8.5
7.4 - 9.6
7.1
6.6 - 7.6
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
13.9
8.5 - 19.3
14.9
13.4 - 16.5
13.9
13.2 - 14.6
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
38.7
30.9 - 46.4
41.6
39.4 - 43.7
42.4
41.3 - 43.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
25.1
18.7 - 31.6
36.4
34.4 - 38.3
39.2
38.2 - 40.1
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
70.0
63.1 - 76.9
64.9
63.0 - 66.8
62.4
61.4 - 63.3
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
12.3
6.3 - 18.3
16.3
14.4 - 18.1
16.1
15.2 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
6.5
2.0 - 10.9
8.9
7.5 - 10.4
8.1
7.5 - 8.8
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
55.7
46.6 - 64.7
45.4
42.9 - 47.8
41.5
40.3 - 42.7
Mother or father % | 2021
S
6.2
4.9 - 7.4
6.2
5.6 - 6.8
Son or daughter % | 2021
50.6
41.5 - 59.7
49.5
47.0 - 52.0
51.1
49.9 - 52.3
Volunteer % | 2021
S
1.5
0.9 - 2.1
1.7
1.4 - 2.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
9.4
4.1 - 14.7
15.0
13.2 - 16.8
16.5
15.6 - 17.4
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
71.8
63.5 - 80.0
64.0
61.6 - 66.5
59.0
57.8 - 60.3
A few times a week % | 2021
21.8
14.2 - 29.3
20.1
18.0 - 22.1
22.7
21.7 - 23.7
Once a week % | 2021
10.2
4.7 - 15.7
8.5
7.0 - 9.9
9.5
8.7 - 10.2
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
S
8.6
7.2 - 10.0
8.6
7.9 - 9.3
Once a month % | 2021
S
3.2
2.3 - 4.1
2.8
2.4 - 3.2
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
S
1.6
1.0 - 2.3
1.4
1.1 - 1.7
Clients receiving home support services (housekeeping, meal preparation, …)
Quality of life
Perceived health, very good or excellent % | 2021
S
7.3
5.6 - 9.0
6.7
5.9 - 7.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
S
16.3
13.9 - 18.8
16.2
15.1 - 17.3
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
S
59.3
56.0 - 62.6
61.1
59.6 - 62.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
S
54.9
51.5 - 58.2
52.9
51.4 - 54.5
Asthma % | 2021
S
21.0
18.3 - 23.8
20.6
19.4 - 21.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
S
35.2
32.0 - 38.5
38.4
36.9 - 39.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
S
16.5
14.0 - 19.0
16.4
15.3 - 17.5
Cancer % | 2021
S
17.6
15.1 - 20.2
16.8
15.7 - 18.0
Diabetes % | 2021
S
31.8
28.7 - 34.9
32.7
31.3 - 34.1
Heart disease % | 2021
S
34.7
31.5 - 37.9
30.6
29.2 - 32.0
Stroke % | 2021
S
16.2
13.7 - 18.6
14.3
13.2 - 15.4
High blood pressure % | 2021
S
55.8
52.5 - 59.2
56.4
54.9 - 57.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
S
29.7
26.7 - 32.8
28.9
27.5 - 30.3
High cholesterol % | 2021
S
28.1
25.1 - 31.1
29.9
28.5 - 31.3
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
S
30.7
27.6 - 33.8
30.9
29.5 - 32.3
Anxiety % | 2021
S
25.3
22.4 - 28.2
31.0
29.6 - 32.4
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
S
6.0
4.4 - 7.5
8.2
7.4 - 9.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
S
12.2
10.0 - 14.4
9.9
9.0 - 10.8
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
S
15.9
13.3 - 18.6
11.8
10.8 - 12.9
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
S
43.3
39.7 - 46.9
46.8
45.2 - 48.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
S
60.0
56.6 - 63.4
58.9
57.4 - 60.4
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
S
59.4
56.1 - 62.7
56.1
54.6 - 57.6
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
S
18.0
14.6 - 21.4
16.2
14.7 - 17.7
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
S
11.5
8.7 - 14.3
9.7
8.5 - 10.9
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
S
17.7
14.3 - 21.1
17.5
15.9 - 19.0
Mother or father % | 2021
S
10.3
7.6 - 13.0
9.9
8.7 - 11.1
Son or daughter % | 2021
S
57.7
53.4 - 62.1
59.3
57.3 - 61.3
Volunteer % | 2021
S
1.6
0.5 - 2.7
2.4
1.7 - 3.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
S
18.7
15.3 - 22.2
19.9
18.3 - 21.6
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
S
55.7
51.3 - 60.1
45.7
43.7 - 47.8
A few times a week % | 2021
S
22.5
18.8 - 26.2
26.2
24.4 - 28.1
Once a week % | 2021
S
9.2
6.6 - 11.8
11.8
10.4 - 13.1
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
S
9.4
6.8 - 12.1
11.4
10.1 - 12.8
Once a month % | 2021
S
4.5
2.6 - 6.3
4.0
3.2 - 4.8
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
S
2.2
0.9 - 3.5
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
6.6
2.8 - 10.5
7.6
6.4 - 8.8
7.9
7.3 - 8.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
18.2
12.2 - 24.2
21.3
19.5 - 23.2
22.1
21.1 - 23.0
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
49.3
41.5 - 57.1
53.3
51.1 - 55.6
54.3
53.2 - 55.4
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
42.2
34.6 - 49.9
43.2
40.9 - 45.4
42.1
41.0 - 43.2
Asthma % | 2021
23.2
16.6 - 29.7
18.9
17.1 - 20.7
16.9
16.1 - 17.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
30.6
23.5 - 37.8
28.2
26.2 - 30.2
28.5
27.4 - 29.5
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
19.9
13.7 - 26.1
20.5
18.7 - 22.3
19.0
18.1 - 19.8
Cancer % | 2021
27.2
20.3 - 34.1
28.3
26.3 - 30.3
26.4
25.4 - 27.4
Diabetes % | 2021
36.6
29.1 - 44.1
31.3
29.2 - 33.4
31.4
30.4 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
30.2
23.1 - 37.4
33.7
31.6 - 35.9
31.9
30.9 - 33.0
Stroke % | 2021
16.3
10.6 - 22.0
12.8
11.3 - 14.3
12.2
11.5 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
57.9
50.2 - 65.5
50.9
48.6 - 53.1
51.8
50.6 - 52.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
23.2
16.6 - 29.7
21.8
20.0 - 23.7
22.8
21.9 - 23.7
High cholesterol % | 2021
30.7
23.5 - 37.8
25.5
23.5 - 27.5
27.0
26.0 - 28.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
15.2
9.6 - 20.7
17.4
15.7 - 19.1
18.8
17.9 - 19.7
Anxiety % | 2021
16.7
10.9 - 22.5
17.6
15.8 - 19.3
20.7
19.8 - 21.6
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
S
2.1
1.4 - 2.7
2.6
2.3 - 3.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
7.2
3.2 - 11.2
7.7
6.5 - 9.0
6.4
5.9 - 7.0
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
15.2
9.3 - 21.0
14.2
12.6 - 15.9
14.3
13.5 - 15.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
36.7
28.6 - 44.8
40.5
38.1 - 42.9
40.0
38.9 - 41.2
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
21.1
14.7 - 27.4
28.9
26.8 - 31.0
30.3
29.3 - 31.3
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
70.9
63.7 - 78.1
68.3
66.2 - 70.4
66.4
65.3 - 67.5
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
13.5
7.1 - 20.0
16.6
14.5 - 18.6
16.0
15.0 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
7.1
2.2 - 11.9
8.6
7.1 - 10.2
7.8
7.0 - 8.5
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
59.0
49.7 - 68.2
52.6
49.8 - 55.3
49.0
47.6 - 50.4
Mother or father % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
4.4
3.3 - 5.6
4.5
3.9 - 5.0
Son or daughter % | 2021
52.3
42.9 - 61.7
48.6
45.9 - 51.4
49.8
48.4 - 51.2
Volunteer % | 2021
S
1.8
1.1 - 2.6
1.5
1.2 - 1.9
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
7.1
2.3 - 12.0
14.8
12.8 - 16.7
15.7
14.7 - 16.7
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
71.8
63.2 - 80.4
67.5
64.8 - 70.1
64.7
63.4 - 66.0
A few times a week % | 2021
21.0
13.2 - 28.8
19.3
17.1 - 21.6
21.0
19.9 - 22.1
Once a week % | 2021
9.5
3.9 - 15.1
8.4
6.8 - 9.9
8.6
7.8 - 9.4
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
S
7.9
6.4 - 9.4
7.3
6.6 - 8.0
Once a month % | 2021
S
2.4
1.5 - 3.2
2.1
1.7 - 2.5
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
1.4
0.8 - 2.1
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.