Students in grades 7 to 12 who report having used cannabis in the last 12 months

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
15.9
20.8
19.1
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
13.6
19.7
17.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
17.5
24.3
20.1
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
17.3
21.0
20.2
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
13.1
12.8
14.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
18.4
22.5
16.9
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
13.2
17.5
17.0
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.6
23.2
25.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
14.1
21.7
15.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
20.3
26.5
23.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
17.3
24.4
14.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
13.5
15.9
17.7
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
20.2
19.5
19.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
6.2
12.6
13.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
20.9
17.2
19.5
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
12.8
12.3
13.7
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
18.2
19.7
18.4
Fredericton
14.5
19.9
14.0
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
3.8
S
3.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
12.5
10.9
14.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
24.5
30.7
20.0
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
16.2
16.4
18.7
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
23.4
18.2
23.0
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
22.3
24.5
26.8
Moncton
12.1
18.2
16.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
24.8
27.5
25.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
15.8
10.2
14.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
17.7
27.5
21.2
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
18.7
24.4
26.5
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
25.7
24.1
32.9
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
17.8
21.9
16.7
Riverview and Coverdale
15.6
21.7
21.3
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
20.2
20.4
21.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
18.1
25.9
22.0
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
20.5
24.8
24.8
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
11.7
20.5
11.1
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
16.6
19.5
20.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
19.0
26.6
23.9
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
16.0
21.1
19.0
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
17.5
29.6
20.9
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
9.4
8.5
15.7
School districts
Anglophone East School District
15.4
21.4
19.6
Anglophone North School District
24.4
28.8
26.3
Anglophone South School District
17.9
24.7
20.3
Anglophone West School District
17.7
21.7
20.5
Anglophone sector
18.0
23.5
21.0
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
12.3
15.0
15.6
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
13.0
12.3
14.0
District scolaire francophone Sud
9.1
14.3
13.2
Francophone sector
10.8
14.1
14.2
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
3.6
4.4
3.7
Grades 9 to 12
22.1
28.3
26.1
Gender
Woman/Girl
17.1
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
14.2
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
18.7
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
17.2
20.1
n/a
Male
14.4
21.6
n/a
Race
White
17.6
n/a
n/a
South Asian
5.9
n/a
n/a
Other
13.5
n/a
n/a
Middle Eastern
9.0
n/a
n/a
Latino
19.6
n/a
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
7.1
n/a
n/a
Black
15.2
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
29.5
30.9
31.7
Non-Indigenous
15.4
20.2
18.3
Immigrant
Immigrants
8.2
13.6
n/a
Non-immigrants
16.7
21.4
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
23.8
n/a
n/a
No special need
11.5
n/a
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 cannabis 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 "less than once a month, once a month, 2 or 3 times a month, once a week, 2 or 3 times a week, 4 to 6 times a week or every day" by the number of respondents who answered "I have never used cannabis, I have used cannabis, but not in the last 12 months, less than once a month, once a month, 2 or 3 times a month
once a week, 2 or 3 times a week, 4 to 6 times a week or every day" to the question: In the last 12 months, how often did you use cannabis?

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_MAR02_2