3.1.2 Proportion of 12 to 19 Year Olds Who Have a Regular Doctor, by Province/Territory, 2009-10
- 90% +
- 80% - 89.9%
- 60% - 79.9%
- 40% - 59.9%
- 20% - 39.9
- 0% - 19.9%
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
According to the 2009-2010 Canadian Community Health Survey, 84% of children and youth across Canada, ages 12 to 19 years had a regular medical doctor. Nova Scotia had the highest proportion of children and youth with a regular medical doctor (97%), while Québec had the lowest (67%) of all provinces.
The first point of care for the majority of children and youth in the territories (YT, NWT, NU) is provided by nurses so these findings may not be indicative as a true marker of primary care access in the territories.
Survey data do not include First Nations children living on reserve. This may result in undercounting of children with inequities in access in some provinces/territories.
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009-2010