Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having used sedatives/tranquillizers to get high in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
2.7
2.6 - 2.9
2.9
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
2.4
2.1 - 2.6
3.0
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
3.1
2.8 - 3.5
3.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
2.8
2.5 - 3.1
2.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
2.9
2.3 - 3.5
2.1
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
2.6
1.8 - 3.4
1.7
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
2.6
2.1 - 3.1
3.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
2.5
1.9 - 3.1
3.7
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
2.1
1.4 - 2.8
3.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
3.1
2.2 - 3.9
2.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
3.4
2.2 - 4.5
2.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
3.2
1.8 - 4.7
3.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
1.6
0.5 - 2.6
S
Dieppe and Memramcook
2.3
1.6 - 2.9
2.0
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
5.2
2.5 - 7.9
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
2.6
1.9 - 3.4
2.4
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
3.1
2.3 - 4.0
3.0
Fredericton
2.3
1.9 - 2.7
2.3
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
0.0
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
3.2
2.1 - 4.2
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
5.1
2.2 - 8.0
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
3.3
1.4 - 5.2
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
3.2
1.6 - 4.7
2.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
2.6
1.9 - 3.2
3.9
Moncton
1.7
1.4 - 2.0
3.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
3.3
1.7 - 4.9
3.7
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
6.6
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
3.4
2.6 - 4.3
3.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
2.8
1.4 - 4.1
3.2
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
3.4
2.7 - 4.0
2.0
Riverview and Coverdale
3.5
2.5 - 4.4
4.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
3.1
1.7 - 4.5
3.3
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
3.0
2.5 - 3.5
3.4
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
4.1
2.8 - 5.3
5.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
2.5
1.5 - 3.5
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
1.9
0.8 - 3.0
2.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
4.0
2.3 - 5.6
4.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
3.0
1.9 - 4.0
4.3
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
3.0
2.0 - 4.1
2.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
3.7
2.5 - 4.9
4.0
School districts
Anglophone East School District
2.5
2.2 - 2.8
3.7
Anglophone North School District
2.8
2.3 - 3.4
3.8
Anglophone South School District
3.1
2.8 - 3.5
3.0
Anglophone West School District
2.9
2.5 - 3.2
2.7
Anglophone sector
2.9
2.7 - 3.0
3.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
2.6
2.1 - 3.1
3.0
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
2.8
2.2 - 3.5
2.1
District scolaire francophone Sud
2.1
1.8 - 2.5
1.7
Francophone sector
2.4
2.1 - 2.7
2.2
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
1.7
1.5 - 1.9
1.1
Grades 9 to 12
3.2
3.0 - 3.4
3.7
Gender
Woman/Girl
2.1
1.9 - 2.3
n/a
Man/Boy
2.9
2.7 - 3.1
n/a
Non-binary
5.0
4.0 - 5.9
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
2.2
2.0 - 2.4
2.0
Male
3.1
2.9 - 3.3
3.8
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
3.3
2.9 - 3.6
n/a
Heterosexual
2.5
2.4 - 2.7
n/a
LGBTQ2+ Status
LGBTQ2+ person
3.4
3.1 - 3.8
n/a
Non LGBTQ2+ person
2.5
2.3 - 2.7
n/a
Race
White
2.5
2.3 - 2.6
n/a
South Asian
5.5
3.5 - 7.4
n/a
Other
4.2
2.9 - 5.4
n/a
Middle Eastern
4.9
3.5 - 6.3
n/a
Latino
6.7
5.1 - 8.3
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
2.9
2.2 - 3.7
n/a
Black
7.0
5.9 - 8.1
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
5.7
4.8 - 6.6
5.3
Non-Indigenous
2.2
2.1 - 2.4
2.7
Food poverty
Food poverty
11.4
10.3 - 12.5
n/a
No food poverty
2.1
1.9 - 2.2
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
2.5
2.1 - 2.9
3.3
Non-immigrants
2.7
2.6 - 2.9
2.8
Special needs
Has a special need
4.8
4.5 - 5.1
n/a
No special need
1.5
1.4 - 1.7
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 sedatives/tranquillizers 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? h) Sedatives / tranquillizers (e.g., Valium, Ativan, Xanax, GHB).

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_DROSE_1

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