Number and percentage of people reporting being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving, by selected characteristics and beliefs about driving after cannabis consumption, household population aged 15 years or older, Canada, combined fourth quarter 2018 and first quarter 2019
|Thousands – People||% – People||Lower limit (%) – 95% confidence interval5||Upper limit (%) – 95% confidence interval5|
|15 to 24||403.9||11.82||8.8||15.6|
|25 or older1||746.0||3.0||2.5||3.6|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||18.1||4.4E||2.3||8.0|
|Prince Edward Island||5.3||4.4E||2.7||6.9|
|Nova Scotia||53.1||7.1E 3||4.9||10.3|
|Cannabis user status|
|Current-Less than Daily / almost daily||382.7||14.44||11.3||18.1|
|Current-Daily / almost daily1||410.3||28.4||22.8||34.7|
|Beliefs about when it is safe to drive after using cannabis|
|Within 3 hours1||263.1||19.9||14.7||26.5|
|After 3 or more hours||211.8||1.8E 4||1.3||2.6|
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- For the combined analysis, the original sampling weights of respondents were adjusted by a factor of two (because there are two quarters).
- Respondents who did not know whether they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by somebody who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving were excluded from these estimates (less than 10%).
- The estimates in the "beliefs about when it is safe to drive after using cannabis" section reflect the percentage of respondents within each belief category who reported being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving. The "other" category includes: weight, quantity and method of consumption.
National Cannabis Survey (5262).
Significantly higher than reference category.
Significantly higher than the rest of Canada.
Significantly lower than reference category.
Confidence intervals are used to express the precision of the estimate.