Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having used any drugs to get high in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
24.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
23.1
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
26.9
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
24.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
21.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
23.0
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
27.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
26.2
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
26.3
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
26.1
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
26.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
18.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
20.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
23.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
21.6
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
22.8
Fredericton
23.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
11.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
21.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
21.6
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
24.0
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
24.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
22.3
Moncton
22.5
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
26.5
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
16.5
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
28.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
28.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
26.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
25.0
Riverview and Coverdale
25.3
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
19.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
28.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
26.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
22.2
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
25.7
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
28.5
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
24.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
29.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
30.6
School districts
Anglophone East School District
24.2
Anglophone North School District
26.6
Anglophone South School District
27.2
Anglophone West School District
24.9
Anglophone sector
25.7
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
24.8
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
21.9
District scolaire francophone Sud
19.7
Francophone sector
21.8
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
18.8
Grades 9 to 12
27.2
Gender
Woman/Girl
n/a
Man/Boy
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
24.4
Male
24.8
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
n/a
Heterosexual people
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
34.1
Non-Indigenous
23.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
22.4
Non-immigrants
24.8
Special needs
Has a special need
n/a
No special need
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 used any drugs to get high in the last 12 months.

Source

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

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who answered at least 1 of the following 12 questions on drug use: Have you ever taken any of the following drugs in the last 12 months to get high? a) LSD and other hallucinogens (e.g., PCP, magic mushrooms, mescaline, peyote, Salvia), b) Pain Relievers (e.g., Fentanyl, Percodan, Percs, Demerol, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Oxy, Oxyneo, OC, APO, Codeine, Morphine), c) Amphetamines (speed), d) Ecstasy, MDMA (E, Xtc, Adam, X), e) Cocaine (coke, crack, snow, rock), f) Cough and cold medicines, g) Stimulants (e.g., Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall), h) Sedatives / tranquillizers (e.g., Valium, Ativan, Xanax, GHB), i) Methamphetamines / Crystal methamphetamine (ice) and l) Other? The response options for these questions are "never, 1 time, 2 times or 3 or more times". This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "1 time, 2 times or 3 or more times" to at least 1 of the 12 questions by the number of respondents who answered at least 1 of the 12 questions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_DROAL_1