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

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
30.1
28.2 - 31.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
28.8
25.4 - 32.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
30.2
26.2 - 34.2
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
33.2
29.6 - 36.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
27.5
18.8 - 36.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
25.8
17.1 - 34.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
21.5
15.7 - 27.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.5
14.3 - 28.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
28.6
17.4 - 39.8
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
32.3
23.8 - 40.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
15.8
5.8 - 25.8
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
14.9
5.3 - 24.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
31.9
18.4 - 45.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
25.0
16.2 - 33.7
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
24.6
14.2 - 35.0
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
21.1
7.8 - 34.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
33.7
23.7 - 43.8
Fredericton
33.6
26.2 - 41.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
36.4
23.3 - 49.5
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
19.7
8.7 - 30.8
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
28.8
14.0 - 43.5
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
34.5
22.7 - 46.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
19.2
11.4 - 26.9
Moncton
31.3
24.2 - 38.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
26.5
14.7 - 38.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
24.5
16.4 - 32.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
37.8
28.5 - 47.1
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
25.9
13.3 - 38.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
29.6
20.2 - 39.0
Riverview and Coverdale
15.5
8.5 - 22.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
33.7
21.6 - 45.7
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
30.0
23.1 - 36.8
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
37.1
20.8 - 53.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
31.7
19.4 - 44.0
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
36.9
24.1 - 49.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
23.9
14.1 - 33.7
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
33.9
22.2 - 45.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
18.4
7.4 - 29.3
Age
18-64
29.6
27.5 - 31.6
65 and over
15.4
12.3 - 18.6
Sex at birth
Female
28.2
25.8 - 30.6
Male
28.6
25.8 - 31.3
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
36.1
29.0 - 43.2
Heterosexual people
26.9
25.1 - 28.8
Language
Preferred language of service: English
29.4
27.3 - 31.5
Preferred language of service: French
24.4
20.2 - 28.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
34.6
25.1 - 44.0
Non-Indigenous
27.7
25.8 - 29.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
29.1
20.7 - 37.5
Non-immigrants
28.8
27.0 - 30.7
Education level
High school or less
31.2
28.0 - 34.3
Postsecondary
26.9
24.6 - 29.1
Household income
Less than $25,000
30.7
26.2 - 35.2
$25,000 to less than $60,000
33.6
30.4 - 36.8
$60,000 or more
23.6
21.0 - 26.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
27.3
25.1 - 29.5
With disability
35.2
31.9 - 38.4
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 both medical and non-medical purposes.

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 "both medical and non-medical purposes" 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_3