Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having had a drink of alcohol once a month or more in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
17.8
24.0
25.1
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
16.6
24.2
22.9
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
15.7
22.7
23.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
15.4
21.0
23.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
23.4
27.2
30.7
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
24.1
31.0
28.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
25.3
26.9
28.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
23.0
29.8
34.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
22.1
26.0
18.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
23.9
31.4
28.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
24.4
32.2
19.7
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
24.2
25.0
39.5
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
23.5
29.0
35.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
17.1
19.9
24.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
24.0
22.3
26.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
20.7
24.8
30.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
17.1
23.4
25.2
Fredericton
13.2
18.4
15.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
S
S
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
22.7
24.8
26.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
25.7
41.6
23.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
38.0
40.3
45.8
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
17.9
18.4
30.6
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
22.8
30.4
35.1
Moncton
12.6
19.8
19.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
24.1
26.4
29.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
25.3
23.5
32.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
19.4
28.9
32.3
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
13.8
22.4
26.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
21.4
29.3
39.0
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
16.4
19.7
21.3
Riverview and Coverdale
16.9
27.0
24.0
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
20.6
26.2
27.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
15.8
24.7
24.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
21.6
32.2
30.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
18.4
29.9
19.9
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
34.0
35.0
35.8
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
17.3
24.8
25.9
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
13.3
21.1
21.6
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
17.0
27.0
28.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
27.6
25.2
26.7
School districts
Anglophone East School District
15.9
24.1
22.7
Anglophone North School District
24.0
31.2
31.9
Anglophone South School District
15.9
23.0
23.8
Anglophone West School District
15.7
21.9
24.3
Anglophone sector
16.8
23.9
24.7
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
25.0
27.1
29.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
23.9
27.6
31.7
District scolaire francophone Sud
16.1
21.0
21.2
Francophone sector
20.3
24.2
26.1
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
4.2
4.9
4.9
Grades 9 to 12
24.6
32.8
34.3
Gender
Woman/Girl
20.1
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
16.3
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
12.1
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
19.0
23.7
n/a
Male
16.3
24.3
n/a
Race
White
19.5
n/a
n/a
South Asian
7.6
n/a
n/a
Other
18.0
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
9.0
n/a
n/a
Latino
18.8
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
10.7
n/a
n/a
Black
14.9
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
22.3
28.2
32.2
Non-Indigenous
17.9
24.0
24.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
12.4
19.7
n/a
Non-immigrants
18.4
24.3
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
22.2
n/a
n/a
No special need
15.3
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 7 to 12 who report having had a drink of alcohol once a month or more in the last 12 months.

Source

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

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "once a month, 2-3 times a month, once a week, 2-3 times a week, 4-6 times a week or every day" by the number of respondents who answered "I have never had alcohol, I have done this, but not in the last 12 months, less than once a month, once a month, 2-3 times a month, once a week, 2-3 times a week, 4-6 times a week or every day" to the question: In the last 12 months, how often did you 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

%

NBHC code

SH_ALC03_1