Average age at which students in grade 12 first used cannabis

Table

Unit Number

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
14.8
15.0
13.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
14.7
15.2
13.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
14.8
15.0
13.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
14.6
14.8
13.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
15.0
15.5
13.8
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
15.1
14.8
13.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
15.2
15.4
13.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
14.7
14.9
13.4
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
14.9
15.4
14.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
14.5
14.9
13.8
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
S
15.0
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
15.4
S
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
S
S
S
Dieppe and Memramcook
14.7
15.6
14.2
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
S
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
15.2
15.4
13.9
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
14.5
14.9
13.6
Fredericton
14.9
15.1
13.8
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
n/a
n/a
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
14.8
S
13.7
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
S
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
S
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
14.0
13.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
14.6
14.9
13.4
Moncton
15.0
15.2
13.8
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
14.1
14.6
13.6
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
S
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
S
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
14.1
14.5
13.6
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
14.9
S
13.4
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
15.0
15.3
13.6
Riverview and Coverdale
14.6
14.9
13.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
14.9
15.3
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
14.6
15.1
13.6
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
14.2
14.8
13.7
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
S
S
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
S
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
S
14.8
13.4
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
S
14.6
13.8
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
14.9
14.3
13.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
15.3
S
S
School districts
Anglophone East School District
14.7
15.1
13.6
Anglophone North School District
14.5
15.0
13.6
Anglophone South School District
14.8
15.0
13.6
Anglophone West School District
14.5
14.8
13.6
Anglophone sector
14.7
15.0
13.6
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
15.4
15.3
13.8
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
15.1
15.5
13.9
District scolaire francophone Sud
15.2
15.3
14.0
Francophone sector
15.2
15.3
13.9
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
n/a
n/a
n/a
Grades 9 to 12
14.8
15.0
13.7
Gender
Woman/Girl
15.0
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
14.6
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
14.6
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
15.0
15.3
n/a
Male
14.6
14.8
n/a
Race
White
14.9
n/a
n/a
South Asian
S
n/a
n/a
Other
14.3
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
S
n/a
n/a
Latino
S
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
15.0
n/a
n/a
Black
14.3
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
14.2
14.4
13.1
Non-Indigenous
14.9
15.1
13.7
Immigrant
Immigrants
15.3
15.2
n/a
Non-immigrants
14.8
15.0
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
14.5
n/a
n/a
No special need
15.0
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the average age at which students in grade 12 first used cannabis.

Source

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

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who are in grade 12. This indicator is calculated by doing the "sum of the values" divided by "number of values" to the question: At what age did you first do the following things? If there is something you have not done, choose the ‘never’ category. d) Use marijuana

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

Number

NBHC code

SH_MAR01_1