Table

zone
Community
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
zone
Zone 6
Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula 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
8.3
4.7 - 11.9
7.7
6.2 - 9.2
7.8
7.3 - 8.3
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
22.3
16.8 - 27.7
19.9
17.6 - 22.2
20.4
19.7 - 21.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
49.9
43.3 - 56.4
55.5
52.7 - 58.4
56.7
55.7 - 57.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
41.5
35.1 - 48.0
43.0
40.1 - 45.8
44.8
43.9 - 45.8
Asthma % | 2021
14.0
9.4 - 18.5
18.3
16.0 - 20.5
17.8
17.1 - 18.6
Chronic pain % | 2021
23.9
18.3 - 29.6
33.0
30.2 - 35.7
31.0
30.1 - 31.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
13.1
8.6 - 17.5
13.9
11.8 - 15.9
17.5
16.8 - 18.2
Cancer % | 2021
21.9
16.5 - 27.4
23.9
21.5 - 26.4
23.6
22.8 - 24.4
Diabetes % | 2021
23.6
18.0 - 29.2
31.0
28.3 - 33.7
31.6
30.7 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
23.4
17.9 - 29.0
27.1
24.5 - 29.7
30.8
29.9 - 31.6
Stroke % | 2021
13.2
8.7 - 17.6
9.7
8.0 - 11.5
12.4
11.7 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
45.8
39.2 - 52.3
55.8
52.9 - 58.7
52.9
52.0 - 53.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
27.7
21.8 - 33.6
26.6
24.0 - 29.1
24.5
23.7 - 25.4
High cholesterol % | 2021
18.9
13.8 - 24.1
27.7
25.1 - 30.3
28.4
27.5 - 29.2
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
19.8
14.6 - 25.1
23.9
21.5 - 26.4
22.7
21.9 - 23.5
Anxiety % | 2021
27.8
21.9 - 33.7
29.7
27.1 - 32.4
23.9
23.0 - 24.7
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
S
5.7
4.4 - 7.1
4.7
4.3 - 5.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
6.1
2.9 - 9.2
7.8
6.2 - 9.3
7.1
6.6 - 7.6
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
7.1
3.5 - 10.7
11.7
9.8 - 13.7
13.9
13.2 - 14.6
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
38.1
31.3 - 45.0
43.9
40.8 - 47.0
42.4
41.3 - 43.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
33.9
27.6 - 40.1
35.2
32.5 - 38.0
39.2
38.2 - 40.1
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
61.7
55.3 - 68.2
61.9
59.1 - 64.8
62.4
61.4 - 63.3
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
12.3
6.7 - 17.9
11.0
8.7 - 13.3
16.1
15.2 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
6.8
2.5 - 11.1
7.1
5.2 - 9.1
8.1
7.5 - 8.8
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
38.2
29.9 - 46.5
40.2
36.5 - 43.8
41.5
40.3 - 42.7
Mother or father % | 2021
S
5.7
3.9 - 7.4
6.2
5.6 - 6.8
Son or daughter % | 2021
58.0
49.6 - 66.4
55.6
51.9 - 59.3
51.1
49.9 - 52.3
Volunteer % | 2021
S
2.3
1.2 - 3.4
1.7
1.4 - 2.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
20.3
13.4 - 27.1
18.4
15.5 - 21.3
16.5
15.6 - 17.4
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
64.3
56.2 - 72.5
59.1
55.4 - 62.8
59.0
57.8 - 60.3
A few times a week % | 2021
20.3
13.4 - 27.1
22.7
19.6 - 25.9
22.7
21.7 - 23.7
Once a week % | 2021
10.3
5.1 - 15.5
12.2
9.7 - 14.7
9.5
8.7 - 10.2
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
5.9
1.9 - 9.9
6.3
4.4 - 8.1
8.6
7.9 - 9.3
Once a month % | 2021
S
1.9
0.9 - 2.9
2.8
2.4 - 3.2
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
S
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
6.8
4.8 - 8.9
6.7
5.9 - 7.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
15.0
8.0 - 22.0
18.0
14.9 - 21.1
16.2
15.1 - 17.3
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
61.0
51.5 - 70.6
62.0
58.0 - 65.9
61.1
59.6 - 62.6
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
52.2
42.4 - 62.1
49.4
45.3 - 53.5
52.9
51.4 - 54.5
Asthma % | 2021
21.9
13.7 - 30.1
21.2
17.9 - 24.6
20.6
19.4 - 21.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
33.2
23.9 - 42.5
40.7
36.7 - 44.8
38.4
36.9 - 39.9
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
12.8
6.2 - 19.4
12.4
9.7 - 15.1
16.4
15.3 - 17.5
Cancer % | 2021
21.9
13.7 - 30.1
17.5
14.4 - 20.6
16.8
15.7 - 18.0
Diabetes % | 2021
26.8
18.0 - 35.6
36.4
32.4 - 40.3
32.7
31.3 - 34.1
Heart disease % | 2021
26.7
17.9 - 35.4
28.2
24.5 - 31.9
30.6
29.2 - 32.0
Stroke % | 2021
17.7
10.2 - 25.3
8.9
6.6 - 11.3
14.3
13.2 - 15.4
High blood pressure % | 2021
57.0
47.2 - 66.8
61.1
57.1 - 65.1
56.4
54.9 - 57.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
37.6
28.1 - 47.2
29.8
26.1 - 33.6
28.9
27.5 - 30.3
High cholesterol % | 2021
15.1
8.0 - 22.1
31.5
27.7 - 35.3
29.9
28.5 - 31.3
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
34.7
25.2 - 44.1
31.9
28.1 - 35.7
30.9
29.5 - 32.3
Anxiety % | 2021
40.0
30.3 - 49.7
36.1
32.1 - 40.0
31.0
29.6 - 32.4
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
S
9.8
7.3 - 12.2
8.2
7.4 - 9.1
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
10.9
4.7 - 17.0
10.7
8.2 - 13.2
9.9
9.0 - 10.8
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
S
10.1
7.6 - 12.7
11.8
10.8 - 12.9
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
45.0
34.3 - 55.6
48.4
44.0 - 52.7
46.8
45.2 - 48.4
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
47.4
37.4 - 57.3
48.5
44.4 - 52.6
58.9
57.4 - 60.4
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
61.8
52.2 - 71.4
56.2
52.1 - 60.2
56.1
54.6 - 57.6
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
15.7
6.5 - 24.9
11.3
7.8 - 14.7
16.2
14.7 - 17.7
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
S
6.4
3.7 - 9.1
9.7
8.5 - 10.9
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
16.0
6.7 - 25.2
20.9
16.5 - 25.4
17.5
15.9 - 19.0
Mother or father % | 2021
S
6.9
4.1 - 9.7
9.9
8.7 - 11.1
Son or daughter % | 2021
64.6
52.5 - 76.7
61.2
55.9 - 66.5
59.3
57.3 - 61.3
Volunteer % | 2021
S
3.2
1.3 - 5.1
2.4
1.7 - 3.0
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
18.1
8.4 - 27.9
17.5
13.3 - 21.6
19.9
18.3 - 21.6
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
54.1
41.5 - 66.7
46.3
40.7 - 51.8
45.7
43.7 - 47.8
A few times a week % | 2021
22.5
11.9 - 33.1
28.4
23.4 - 33.5
26.2
24.4 - 28.1
Once a week % | 2021
S
15.5
11.4 - 19.5
11.8
10.4 - 13.1
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
S
8.9
5.7 - 12.1
11.4
10.1 - 12.8
Once a month % | 2021
S
S
4.0
3.2 - 4.8
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
S
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
8.6
4.1 - 13.0
7.2
5.4 - 9.1
7.9
7.3 - 8.5
Perceived mental health, very good or excellent % | 2021
24.6
17.7 - 31.5
20.6
17.8 - 23.5
22.1
21.1 - 23.0
COVID-19 had a negative impact on mental health % | 2021
44.8
36.8 - 52.8
51.3
47.8 - 54.9
54.3
53.2 - 55.4
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (physical health)
Arthritis % | 2021
39.0
31.2 - 46.9
40.3
36.8 - 43.8
42.1
41.0 - 43.2
Asthma % | 2021
9.2
4.5 - 13.8
17.2
14.5 - 20.0
16.9
16.1 - 17.8
Chronic pain % | 2021
21.3
14.7 - 27.9
29.7
26.4 - 33.0
28.5
27.4 - 29.5
Emphysema/COPD % | 2021
13.9
8.3 - 19.5
16.0
13.4 - 18.7
19.0
18.1 - 19.8
Cancer % | 2021
22.5
15.8 - 29.2
27.0
23.8 - 30.2
26.4
25.4 - 27.4
Diabetes % | 2021
19.1
12.8 - 25.4
27.2
24.0 - 30.5
31.4
30.4 - 32.5
Heart disease % | 2021
23.8
17.0 - 30.7
27.5
24.3 - 30.7
31.9
30.9 - 33.0
Stroke % | 2021
11.7
6.5 - 16.9
10.3
8.1 - 12.5
12.2
11.5 - 13.0
High blood pressure % | 2021
41.0
33.1 - 49.0
51.8
48.2 - 55.4
51.8
50.6 - 52.9
Gastric reflux % | 2021
24.2
17.3 - 31.1
24.9
21.7 - 28.0
22.8
21.9 - 23.7
High cholesterol % | 2021
19.9
13.5 - 26.4
23.2
20.2 - 26.3
27.0
26.0 - 28.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (mental health)
Depression % | 2021
10.3
5.4 - 15.2
18.1
15.3 - 20.9
18.8
17.9 - 19.7
Anxiety % | 2021
21.6
15.0 - 28.2
25.8
22.6 - 28.9
20.7
19.8 - 21.6
Mood disorder (other than depression) % | 2021
S
2.6
1.4 - 3.7
2.6
2.3 - 3.0
Prevalence of chronic health conditions (memory)
Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia % | 2021
S
8.1
6.1 - 10.1
6.4
5.9 - 7.0
Management of chronic health conditions
Confidence in managing their health condition, very confident % | 2021
8.5
3.6 - 13.3
12.3
9.8 - 14.9
14.3
13.5 - 15.2
COVID-19 had a negative impact on ability to manage their health condition % | 2021
36.4
28.1 - 44.7
40.9
37.1 - 44.7
40.0
38.9 - 41.2
Care received from family and friends in the last 2 months
Lives alone % | 2021
25.5
18.5 - 32.5
25.1
22.0 - 28.2
30.3
29.3 - 31.3
A friend, family member or volunteer helped them with their home care in the last 2 months % | 2021
62.8
55.0 - 70.7
68.3
64.9 - 71.6
66.4
65.3 - 67.5
Family caregivers who have helped the most
A friend % | 2021
12.3
5.4 - 19.1
10.6
7.9 - 13.3
16.0
15.0 - 17.0
Grandson or granddaughter % | 2021
10.1
3.8 - 16.4
8.2
5.8 - 10.6
7.8
7.0 - 8.5
Husband, wife or common-law partner % | 2021
46.0
35.6 - 56.4
48.4
44.0 - 52.8
49.0
47.6 - 50.4
Mother or father % | 2021
S
4.6
2.7 - 6.4
4.5
3.9 - 5.0
Son or daughter % | 2021
55.6
45.3 - 66.0
55.4
51.0 - 59.8
49.8
48.4 - 51.2
Volunteer % | 2021
S
1.9
0.7 - 3.2
1.5
1.2 - 1.9
Another family member (other than the ones previously listed) % | 2021
24.5
15.5 - 33.5
19.1
15.6 - 22.6
15.7
14.7 - 16.7
Frequency of help received from family caregivers
Every day % | 2021
71.1
61.7 - 80.6
66.2
62.0 - 70.4
64.7
63.4 - 66.0
A few times a week % | 2021
18.0
10.0 - 26.0
21.1
17.4 - 24.7
21.0
19.9 - 22.1
Once a week % | 2021
12.3
5.5 - 19.2
10.1
7.4 - 12.7
8.6
7.8 - 9.4
2 or 3 times a month % | 2021
S
4.6
2.8 - 6.5
7.3
6.6 - 8.0
Once a month % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
S
2.1
1.7 - 2.5
Only once in the last 2 months % | 2021
0.0
0.0 - 0.0
S
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.