Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having had 5 or more drinks of alcohol at one time, at least once a month, in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
12.3
11.9 - 12.6
11.6
14.6
16.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
11.2
10.7 - 11.8
10.0
14.3
14.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
10.9
10.3 - 11.5
10.7
14.0
15.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
11.1
10.5 - 11.8
10.0
11.5
15.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
14.4
13.1 - 15.7
13.2
16.2
19.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
17.5
15.4 - 19.6
15.7
20.9
19.5
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
16.0
14.8 - 17.3
17.0
17.1
20.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
18.0
16.5 - 19.5
17.9
22.8
28.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
14.0
12.3 - 15.7
14.3
16.8
12.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
19.5
17.3 - 21.6
17.6
21.8
20.2
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
16.3
13.7 - 18.9
16.7
22.4
13.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
15.5
12.4 - 18.6
17.0
17.1
32.6
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
19.3
15.9 - 22.8
14.3
18.7
25.3
Dieppe and Memramcook
12.0
10.5 - 13.5
9.3
11.2
15.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
18.3
13.4 - 23.2
17.2
13.9
16.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
11.4
9.8 - 13.0
10.0
13.7
19.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
12.7
11.1 - 14.4
11.8
14.6
16.8
Fredericton
8.9
8.1 - 9.8
8.1
8.8
7.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
S
S
0.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
15.2
13.0 - 17.4
14.1
13.3
17.5
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
22.2
16.4 - 28.1
20.4
25.1
12.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
25.5
20.9 - 30.1
25.6
29.7
25.7
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
13.2
10.1 - 16.4
11.2
11.3
21.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
18.2
16.6 - 19.8
17.6
23.5
29.0
Moncton
7.3
6.6 - 7.9
7.0
10.8
11.1
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
16.6
13.2 - 20.1
17.8
17.5
18.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
16.2
11.7 - 20.7
20.4
14.9
23.7
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
12.7
9.1 - 16.4
11.6
15.5
25.6
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
10.4
8.9 - 11.9
8.1
13.3
17.1
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
17.9
14.6 - 21.3
18.1
15.3
30.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
10.8
9.7 - 11.9
11.6
12.0
15.2
Riverview and Coverdale
10.6
8.9 - 12.2
10.2
15.8
16.4
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
11.8
9.1 - 14.5
13.2
14.7
18.2
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
10.5
9.6 - 11.3
10.4
15.4
16.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
18.1
15.5 - 20.7
15.2
19.9
19.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
15.6
13.2 - 18.0
9.3
18.2
12.4
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
19.5
16.1 - 22.8
21.8
23.2
23.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
15.8
12.5 - 19.1
15.4
16.7
17.2
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
11.5
9.4 - 13.7
9.5
12.4
14.4
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
11.2
9.2 - 13.3
10.1
16.6
19.1
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
18.1
15.6 - 20.6
19.7
14.1
19.9
School districts
Anglophone East School District
10.3
9.6 - 11.0
9.6
14.2
14.4
Anglophone North School District
17.8
16.6 - 19.0
17.9
23.2
24.4
Anglophone South School District
11.1
10.4 - 11.7
11.0
14.3
16.0
Anglophone West School District
11.3
10.6 - 11.9
10.4
12.1
15.7
Anglophone sector
11.7
11.3 - 12.1
11.3
14.6
16.6
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
16.5
15.4 - 17.7
17.0
17.0
21.3
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
15.0
13.6 - 16.4
13.4
16.6
19.7
District scolaire francophone Sud
11.4
10.5 - 12.2
9.0
11.8
13.3
Francophone sector
13.6
13.0 - 14.2
12.2
14.4
17.4
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
2.7
2.4 - 3.0
2.1
1.7
2.2
Grades 9 to 12
16.6
16.2 - 17.0
16.0
20.5
23.6
Gender
Woman/Girl
12.2
11.7 - 12.6
12.4
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
12.5
12.1 - 13.0
11.3
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
9.1
7.8 - 10.4
6.5
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
11.5
11.1 - 12.0
11.6
13.1
n/a
Male
12.8
12.4 - 13.3
11.4
16.2
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
9.6
9.0 - 10.3
8.3
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual
13.4
13.0 - 13.7
12.9
n/a
n/a
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
9.9
9.3 - 10.6
8.4
n/a
n/a
Non LGBTQ2+ person
13.3
12.9 - 13.7
12.9
n/a
n/a
Race
White
13.1
12.8 - 13.5
12.4
n/a
n/a
South Asian
9.9
7.2 - 12.6
4.8
n/a
n/a
Other
8.8
6.9 - 10.8
11.8
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
7.2
5.6 - 8.9
6.0
n/a
n/a
Latino
14.6
12.2 - 17.0
14.1
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
6.3
5.2 - 7.3
5.8
n/a
n/a
Black
13.9
12.4 - 15.5
11.2
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
20.3
18.7 - 21.9
17.2
19.0
23.1
Non-Indigenous
11.9
11.5 - 12.2
11.4
14.4
16.5
Food poverty
Food poverty
24.8
23.3 - 26.4
19.2
n/a
n/a
No food poverty
11.2
10.9 - 11.6
11.0
n/a
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
7.9
7.1 - 8.6
7.0
11.1
n/a
Non-immigrants
12.8
12.5 - 13.2
12.1
14.8
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
15.8
15.3 - 16.4
14.8
n/a
n/a
No special need
10.2
9.9 - 10.6
9.7
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 7 to 12 who report having had 5 or more drinks of alcohol at one time, at least once a month, in the last 12 months.

Source

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

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "once a month, 2 to 3 times a month, once a week, 2 to 5 times a week or daily or almost daily" by the number of respondents who answered "I have never had 5 drinks or more on one occasion, I have done this, but not in the last 12 months, less than once a month, once a month, 2 to 3 times a month, once a week, 2 to 5 times a week or daily or almost daily" to the question: In the last 12 months, how often did you have 5 drinks of alcohol or more on one occasion?

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

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_ALC04_1

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