Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having used cough and cold medicines to get high in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
24.5
24.1 - 24.8
16.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
24.0
23.3 - 24.7
15.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
23.5
22.7 - 24.3
16.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
23.8
23.0 - 24.6
16.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
30.8
29.2 - 32.4
18.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
24.5
22.2 - 26.8
15.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
28.4
27.0 - 29.8
21.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.0
19.5 - 22.6
13.8
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
24.7
22.7 - 26.7
18.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
21.0
18.9 - 23.1
16.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
23.1
20.3 - 26.0
17.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
31.9
28.1 - 35.8
21.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
26.6
22.8 - 30.3
12.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
25.1
23.3 - 27.0
16.4
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
27.9
22.7 - 33.2
16.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
33.9
31.6 - 36.2
17.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
23.4
21.5 - 25.3
14.2
Fredericton
23.8
22.6 - 25.0
15.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
9.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
24.4
21.8 - 26.9
19.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
29.4
23.3 - 35.5
13.2
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
34.9
30.0 - 39.7
21.0
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
23.4
19.7 - 27.1
14.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
20.8
19.1 - 22.4
13.6
Moncton
23.5
22.4 - 24.5
14.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
24.1
20.4 - 27.9
19.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
23.3
18.3 - 28.4
15.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
24.8
20.2 - 29.4
22.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
24.1
22.1 - 26.1
18.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
20.3
17.0 - 23.7
18.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
24.0
22.6 - 25.4
16.3
Riverview and Coverdale
23.5
21.4 - 25.6
15.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
29.1
25.6 - 32.7
12.0
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
22.9
21.8 - 24.0
16.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
28.3
25.4 - 31.1
18.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
22.4
19.8 - 25.0
16.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
27.9
24.2 - 31.6
18.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
26.0
22.4 - 29.7
15.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
19.0
16.5 - 21.4
17.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
26.4
23.9 - 29.0
15.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
33.2
30.2 - 36.1
26.9
School districts
Anglophone East School District
24.6
23.7 - 25.5
15.1
Anglophone North School District
22.2
20.9 - 23.5
16.2
Anglophone South School District
23.5
22.7 - 24.3
16.4
Anglophone West School District
23.9
23.1 - 24.7
16.4
Anglophone sector
23.7
23.3 - 24.2
16.1
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
28.5
27.1 - 29.9
19.9
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
31.8
30.1 - 33.6
18.2
District scolaire francophone Sud
22.8
21.7 - 23.9
14.6
Francophone sector
26.2
25.5 - 27.0
17.0
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
27.4
26.7 - 28.1
15.7
Grades 9 to 12
23.1
22.6 - 23.5
16.7
Gender
Woman/Girl
24.8
24.2 - 25.4
n/a
Man/Boy
23.7
23.1 - 24.2
n/a
Non-binary
27.5
25.6 - 29.3
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
24.8
24.3 - 25.4
16.4
Male
23.9
23.3 - 24.4
16.3
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
24.1
23.2 - 24.9
n/a
Heterosexual
24.4
24.0 - 24.9
n/a
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
24.1
23.3 - 25.0
n/a
Non LGBTQ2+ person
24.4
24.0 - 24.9
n/a
Race
White
23.5
23.0 - 23.9
n/a
South Asian
32.1
28.0 - 36.2
n/a
Other
28.8
25.8 - 31.8
n/a
Middle Eastern
24.1
21.2 - 27.0
n/a
Latino
27.4
24.5 - 30.4
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
29.2
27.3 - 31.1
n/a
Black
27.3
25.4 - 29.3
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
26.0
24.4 - 27.7
20.3
Non-Indigenous
23.7
23.3 - 24.2
16.0
Food poverty
Food poverty
34.6
33.0 - 36.2
n/a
No food poverty
23.7
23.3 - 24.1
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
25.2
24.0 - 26.3
16.2
Non-immigrants
24.4
23.9 - 24.8
16.3
Special needs
Has a special need
27.6
26.9 - 28.2
n/a
No special need
22.7
22.2 - 23.1
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 used cough and cold medicines to get high 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 "1 time, 2 times or 3 or more times" by the number of respondents who answered "never, 1 time, 2 times or 3 or more times" to the question: Have you ever taken any of the following drugs in the last 12 months to get high? f) Cough and cold medicines.

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_DROCC_1

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