Average age at which students in grade 12 drank alcohol (more than a sip) for the first time

Table

Unit Number

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
14.1
14.5
13.3
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
14.2
14.5
13.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
14.1
14.6
13.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
14.0
14.4
13.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
13.8
14.8
13.2
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
14.2
14.0
13.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
14.3
14.7
13.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
14.1
14.4
13.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
14.5
14.9
13.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
14.2
14.6
13.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
14.1
13.8
13.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
14.0
14.3
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
14.2
14.4
13.4
Dieppe and Memramcook
14.4
14.7
13.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
14.4
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
14.1
14.7
13.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
14.0
14.0
13.3
Fredericton
14.4
14.7
13.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
n/a
n/a
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
13.8
S
13.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
14.1
13.7
12.6
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
12.6
S
12.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
13.4
13.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
14.1
14.4
13.1
Moncton
14.2
14.5
13.7
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
13.6
14.3
13.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
13.9
S
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
S
12.8
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
13.3
14.4
12.9
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
13.9
13.8
12.8
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
14.3
14.6
13.5
Riverview and Coverdale
14.2
14.5
13.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
13.4
14.5
13.3
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
14.0
14.7
13.5
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
13.4
14.2
13.1
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
14.7
14.3
13.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
14.2
13.7
12.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
13.6
14.4
13.5
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
14.7
14.5
13.3
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
14.2
13.9
13.4
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
14.3
15.0
13.1
School districts
Anglophone East School District
13.9
14.4
13.4
Anglophone North School District
14.2
14.4
13.2
Anglophone South School District
14.1
14.5
13.4
Anglophone West School District
13.9
14.4
13.2
Anglophone sector
14.0
14.5
13.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
14.3
14.5
13.1
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
13.8
14.8
13.2
District scolaire francophone Sud
14.6
14.7
13.7
Francophone sector
14.3
14.6
13.3
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Grades 9 to 12
14.1
14.5
13.3
Gender
Woman/Girl
14.3
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
13.9
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
13.9
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
14.3
14.8
n/a
Male
13.9
14.2
n/a
Race
White
14.2
n/a
n/a
South Asian
S
n/a
n/a
Other
12.6
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
13.5
n/a
n/a
Latino
14.1
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
13.7
n/a
n/a
Black
13.9
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
13.7
14.3
13.0
Non-Indigenous
14.2
14.5
13.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
14.2
14.4
n/a
Non-immigrants
14.1
14.5
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
13.8
n/a
n/a
No special need
14.4
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the average age at which students in grade 12 drank alcohol (more than a sip) for the first time.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Grades 6-12

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who are in grade 12. This indicator is calculated by doing the "sum of the values" divided by "number of values" to the question: At what age did you first do the following things? If there is something you have not done, choose the ‘never’ category: a) Drink alcohol (more than a sip)

Notes

Users are advised to exercise caution if comparing data from the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area to other New Brunswick communities. The data for the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area is based on students in grades 6 to 8, while data from the other communities are based on students in grades 6 to 12. Survey results are assigned to communities based on the location of the school. The community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area does not have any schools with grades 9 to 12.

Unit

Number

NBHC code

SH_ALC01_1