Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Cocaine Use
Substance abuse among youth remains a major public health problem. Substance use and abuse can increase the risk for injuries, violence, HIV infection, and other diseases (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/alcoholdrug).
Data SourceNew Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
Data Interpretation IssuesResponses are weighted to reflect youth attending public middle and high schools in New Mexico. The YRRS is administered in odd years.
DefinitionYouth current cocaine use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported using cocaine at least one time in the past 30 days.
NumeratorNumber of youth reporting current cocaine use in the past month
DenominatorTotal number of youth participating in the YRRS
Other ObjectivesSubstance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
Page Content Updated On 11/30/2018, Published on 12/19/2018