Citizens [who have reported using cannabis in the last 12 months] who reported having used cannabis for medical purposes only, either with or without a medical document

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
23.5
21.7 - 25.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
21.2
18.1 - 24.4
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
21.1
17.6 - 24.7
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
26.9
23.6 - 30.3
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
16.7
9.4 - 23.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
16.4
9.0 - 23.7
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
19.7
14.1 - 25.3
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
31.4
23.3 - 39.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
21.7
11.5 - 31.9
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
25.9
17.9 - 33.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
16.5
6.3 - 26.6
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
19.2
8.6 - 29.8
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
16.3
5.6 - 27.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
18.5
10.6 - 26.4
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
26.1
15.5 - 36.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
16.6
4.4 - 28.8
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
26.0
16.7 - 35.3
Fredericton
21.6
15.1 - 28.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
16.2
6.2 - 26.2
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
20.1
9.0 - 31.2
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
36.7
20.9 - 52.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
28.4
17.1 - 39.6
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
33.6
24.3 - 42.9
Moncton
17.4
11.5 - 23.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
28.5
16.5 - 40.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
24.8
16.7 - 32.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
39.4
30.0 - 48.8
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
31.8
18.5 - 45.1
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
15.9
8.4 - 23.5
Riverview and Coverdale
31.1
22.2 - 40.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
20.2
9.9 - 30.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
21.3
15.2 - 27.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
18.9
5.7 - 32.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
22.6
11.5 - 33.6
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
22.3
11.3 - 33.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
25.1
15.1 - 35.0
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
26.6
15.7 - 37.5
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
17.7
6.9 - 28.5
Age
18-64
20.2
18.4 - 22.0
65 and over
48.2
43.8 - 52.6
Sex at birth
Female
29.0
26.6 - 31.5
Male
18.5
16.2 - 20.9
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
21.4
15.3 - 27.5
Heterosexual people
23.5
21.7 - 25.3
Language
Preferred language of service: English
24.3
22.3 - 26.2
Preferred language of service: French
16.7
13.1 - 20.4
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
33.5
24.1 - 42.8
Non-Indigenous
23.0
21.2 - 24.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
24.3
16.4 - 32.2
Non-immigrants
22.7
21.0 - 24.5
Education level
High school or less
26.1
23.1 - 29.1
Postsecondary
21.5
19.4 - 23.6
Household income
Less than $25,000
30.4
25.9 - 34.9
$25,000 to less than $60,000
24.4
21.5 - 27.3
$60,000 or more
18.8
16.3 - 21.2
Persons with a disability
With disability
44.8
41.4 - 48.2
Without disability
14.8
13.0 - 16.6
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 medical purposes only, either with or without a medical document.

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 "medical purposes only, either with or without a medical document" 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

%

NBHC code

PH_MAR02_2