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

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
16.4
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
15.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
16.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
16.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
18.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
15.1
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
21.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
13.8
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
18.7
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
16.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
17.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
21.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
12.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
16.4
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
16.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
17.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
14.2
Fredericton
15.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
9.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
19.0
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
13.2
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
21.0
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
14.7
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
13.6
Moncton
14.4
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
19.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
15.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
22.9
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
18.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
18.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
16.3
Riverview and Coverdale
15.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
12.0
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
16.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
18.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
16.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
18.4
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
15.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
17.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
15.0
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
26.9
School districts
Anglophone East School District
15.1
Anglophone North School District
16.2
Anglophone South School District
16.4
Anglophone West School District
16.4
Anglophone sector
16.1
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
19.9
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
18.2
District scolaire francophone Sud
14.6
Francophone sector
17.0
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
15.7
Grades 9 to 12
16.7
Gender
Woman/Girl
n/a
Man/Boy
n/a
Non-binary
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
16.4
Male
16.3
Race
White
n/a
South Asian
n/a
Other
n/a
Middle Eastern
n/a
Latino
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
n/a
Black
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
20.3
Non-Indigenous
16.0
Immigrant
Immigrants
16.2
Non-immigrants
16.3
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 cough and cold medicines 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 "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

%

NBHC code

SH_DROCC_1