Citizens who reported using cannabis in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
24.4
23.7 - 25.1
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
26.9
25.4 - 28.4
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
28.3
26.6 - 30.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
26.8
25.3 - 28.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
13.2
11.1 - 15.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
19.4
16.5 - 22.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
13.3
11.7 - 14.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
22.8
19.6 - 25.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
13.4
10.4 - 16.4
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
22.7
19.5 - 26.0
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
16.8
12.9 - 20.7
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
18.0
14.3 - 21.8
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
17.1
13.3 - 20.9
Dieppe and Memramcook
26.4
22.6 - 30.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
25.9
21.0 - 30.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
10.6
7.9 - 13.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
21.8
18.2 - 25.4
Fredericton
26.9
23.7 - 30.1
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
30.0
24.4 - 35.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
16.3
12.7 - 19.9
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
29.4
22.4 - 36.3
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
16.8
11.2 - 22.5
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
28.4
22.7 - 34.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
21.7
18.1 - 25.3
Moncton
28.9
25.5 - 32.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
23.1
18.4 - 27.8
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
13.8
8.6 - 19.0
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
27.2
23.3 - 31.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
31.7
27.4 - 35.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
25.3
19.9 - 30.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
22.4
18.9 - 25.9
Riverview and Coverdale
29.7
25.5 - 33.9
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
24.3
19.5 - 29.1
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
34.5
30.9 - 38.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
22.3
16.6 - 28.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
24.2
19.6 - 28.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
13.2
9.7 - 16.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
24.3
19.6 - 29.0
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
24.6
20.4 - 28.9
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
20.2
16.4 - 23.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
15.6
12.2 - 18.9
Age
18-64
28.6
27.6 - 29.6
65 and over
9.9
9.1 - 10.7
Sex at birth
Female
20.0
19.2 - 20.9
Male
27.7
26.4 - 29.0
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
52.1
47.4 - 56.9
Heterosexual
22.1
21.4 - 22.9
Language
Preferred language of service: English
26.4
25.5 - 27.3
Preferred language of service: French
16.1
14.9 - 17.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
33.9
28.8 - 39.1
Non-Indigenous
22.9
22.2 - 23.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
15.2
12.6 - 17.7
Non-immigrants
25.1
24.3 - 25.8
Education level
High school or less
23.3
22.2 - 24.4
Postsecondary
24.1
23.1 - 25.0
Household income
Less than $25,000
25.6
23.8 - 27.3
$25,000 to less than $60,000
25.4
24.2 - 26.6
$60,000 or more
23.4
22.2 - 24.5
Persons with a disability
Without disability
23.2
22.4 - 24.1
With disability
28.1
26.7 - 29.5
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who reported using cannabis in the last 12 months.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "less than once a month, once a month, 2 or 3 times a month, once a week, 2 or 3 times a week, 4 to 6 times a week or every day" by the number of respondents who answered "I have never used Cannabis, I have used cannabis but not in the last 12 months, less than once a month, once a month, 2 or 3 times a month, once a week, 2 or 3 times a week, 4 to 6 times a week or every day" to the question: In the last 12 months, how often did you use marijuana or cannabis (a joint, pot, weed, hash)?

Notes

The 2020 edition of the Primary Health Survey (PHS) was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic did not influence the survey’s response rate, NBHC had to assess the impact of surveying during the pandemic. Accordingly, advanced statistical analyses were performed to allow for comparison between the results obtained in 2020 and those obtained in previous PHS cycles. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the PHS 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_MAR01_1