Citizens [who have reported using cannabis in the last 12 months] who reported having used cannabis for non-medical purposes only

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
49.3
47.2 - 51.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
49.9
46.1 - 53.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
49.7
45.3 - 54.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
41.2
37.5 - 44.9
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
55.8
46.2 - 65.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
64.4
54.8 - 73.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
60.9
54.1 - 67.8
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
47.1
38.4 - 55.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
46.7
34.4 - 59.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
41.8
32.8 - 50.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
60.7
47.3 - 74.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
62.9
49.9 - 75.9
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
46.3
31.9 - 60.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
56.6
46.5 - 66.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
49.2
37.2 - 61.3
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
62.3
46.4 - 78.1
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
38.1
27.8 - 48.5
Fredericton
43.5
35.7 - 51.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
42.7
29.2 - 56.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
60.1
46.6 - 73.7
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
34.6
19.1 - 50.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
38.5
26.4 - 50.6
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
45.5
35.7 - 55.3
Moncton
51.3
43.6 - 59.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
40.5
27.4 - 53.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
49.8
40.5 - 59.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
22.8
14.7 - 30.8
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
38.5
24.6 - 52.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
54.4
44.1 - 64.7
Riverview and Coverdale
53.4
43.7 - 63.0
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
46.2
33.5 - 58.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
48.1
40.7 - 55.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
44.1
27.4 - 60.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
45.7
32.6 - 58.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
81.3
67.6 - 95.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
40.8
27.9 - 53.8
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
50.2
38.7 - 61.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
36.4
24.5 - 48.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
61.4
47.6 - 75.2
Age
18-64
49.7
47.4 - 52.0
65 and over
36.7
32.5 - 40.9
Sex at birth
Female
42.8
40.1 - 45.5
Male
52.5
49.4 - 55.5
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
42.5
35.2 - 49.8
Heterosexual
49.1
47.0 - 51.2
Language
Preferred language of service: English
45.9
43.6 - 48.2
Preferred language of service: French
58.8
54.0 - 63.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
32.0
22.7 - 41.2
Non-Indigenous
48.9
46.8 - 50.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
46.1
36.9 - 55.3
Non-immigrants
48.4
46.4 - 50.5
Education level
High school or less
42.7
39.3 - 46.0
Postsecondary
51.2
48.7 - 53.7
Household income
Less than $25,000
38.9
34.1 - 43.7
$25,000 to less than $60,000
41.9
38.5 - 45.2
$60,000 or more
57.3
54.2 - 60.4
Persons with a disability
Without disability
59.6
57.1 - 62.1
With disability
21.1
18.3 - 23.8
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [who have reported using cannabis in the last 12 months] who reported having used cannabis for non-medical purposes only.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have reported using cannabis in the last 12 months . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "non-medical purposes only" by the number of respondents who answered "non-medical purposes only, medical purposes only, either with or without a medical document or both medical and non-medical purposes" to the question: Have you used cannabis for...?

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_MAR02_1