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Complete Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Cocaine Use

Definition

Youth 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.

Numerator

Number of youth reporting current cocaine use in the past month

Denominator

Total number of youth participating in the YRRS

Data Interpretation Issues

Responses are weighted to reflect youth attending public middle and high schools in New Mexico. The YRRS is administered in odd years.

Why Is This Important?

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).

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator


Graphical Data Views

Youth Current Cocaine Use, Grades 9-12 by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2003-2017

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The New Mexico rate of current cocaine use decreased from 2003 (8.9%) to 2007 (5.4%) and has not shown significant change since then. The US rate decreased from 4.1% in 2003 to 2.8% in 2009, and has not significantly changed from 2009 to 2011. The New Mexico rate (5.2%) was higher than the US rate (3.0%) in 2011, and has been consistently higher than the US rate since 2003. The New Mexico rate in 2013 (5.3%) was higher than the US rate (3.0%) in 2011, and has been consistently higher than the US rate since 2003.
NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage that Used CocaineLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 16
New Mexico20038.97.710.2
New Mexico20057.96.79.3
New Mexico20075.44.56.5
New Mexico20095.64.57.0
New Mexico20115.24.36.1
New Mexico20135.34.26.6
New Mexico20154.54.05.1
New Mexico20175.13.86.9
United States20034.13.35.1
United States20053.42.83.8
United States20073.32.83.8
United States20092.82.43.2
United States20113.02.63.5
United States20135.54.76.6
United States20155.24.36.2
United States20174.84.25.6

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Youth Current Cocaine Use, Grades 9-12 by Grade, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2017

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The difference in the rate between males (6.3%) and females (2.6%) was statistically significant. The rate of current cocaine use increased in prevalence with increasing grade levels Asian or Pacific Islander (11.8%) and Black (9.6%) students (11.0%) had higher rates of current cocaine use than Hispanic (5.1%), American Indian (3.4%), or White (2.5%) students. Differences between racial/ethnic groups were not statistically significant.
Grade Level YRRSSex and RacePercentage that Used CocaineLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 90
9th GradeMale, American Indian2.10.85.6*3157
9th GradeMale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
9th GradeMale, Black****
9th GradeMale, Hispanic6.441022339
9th GradeMale, White3.61.49.1*5181
9th GradeMale, All Races5.13.37.736742
9th GradeFemale, American Indian5.61.717**4136
9th GradeFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
9th GradeFemale, Black****
9th GradeFemale, Hispanic0.90.32.6**5368
9th GradeFemale, White2.20.67.4**5190
9th GradeFemale, All Races21.33.216752
9th GradeBoth Sexes, American Indian4.21.89.4*8295
9th GradeBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
9th GradeBoth Sexes, Black8.32.921.7**667
9th GradeBoth Sexes, Hispanic3.92.56.128711
9th GradeBoth Sexes, White2.91.45.7*10371
9th GradeBoth Sexes, All Races3.82.75.4541,500
10th GradeMale, American Indian7.82.522**8124
10th GradeMale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
10th GradeMale, Black****
10th GradeMale, Hispanic8.85.813.227320
10th GradeMale, White2.71.25.8*6208
10th GradeMale, All Races6.94.410.646710
10th GradeFemale, American Indian7.82.919.1*7115
10th GradeFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
10th GradeFemale, Black****
10th GradeFemale, Hispanic2.91.36.1*12400
10th GradeFemale, White0.50.14**1222
10th GradeFemale, All Races2.61.54.521804
10th GradeBoth Sexes, American Indian7.83.118.6*15239
10th GradeBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander8.92.825.2**459
10th GradeBoth Sexes, Black5.51.222.2**252
10th GradeBoth Sexes, Hispanic5.748.139720
10th GradeBoth Sexes, White1.60.83.4*7431
10th GradeBoth Sexes, All Races4.73.27671,515
11th GradeMale, American Indian2.50.511.6**3113
11th GradeMale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
11th GradeMale, Black****
11th GradeMale, Hispanic7.14.610.922285
11th GradeMale, White3.41.76.7*8218
11th GradeMale, All Races5.94.57.641678
11th GradeFemale, American Indian3.60.815**4118
11th GradeFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
11th GradeFemale, Black****
11th GradeFemale, Hispanic3.11.75.7*10319
11th GradeFemale, White3.92.36.59201
11th GradeFemale, All Races3.42.34.924680
11th GradeBoth Sexes, American Indian31.17.9*7233
11th GradeBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander12.34.131.4**653
11th GradeBoth Sexes, Black****
11th GradeBoth Sexes, Hispanic53.76.632604
11th GradeBoth Sexes, White3.62.45.517419
11th GradeBoth Sexes, All Races4.63.75.8651,360
12th GradeMale, American Indian6.61.920.3**8104
12th GradeMale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
12th GradeMale, Black****
12th GradeMale, Hispanic11.26.817.828265
12th GradeMale, White73.214.4*13178
12th GradeMale, All Races9.55.815.155587
12th GradeFemale, American Indian3.71.87.5*393
12th GradeFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander****
12th GradeFemale, Black****
12th GradeFemale, Hispanic4.71.811.4*11301
12th GradeFemale, White4.61.612.2**6158
12th GradeFemale, All Races4.42.19*21590
12th GradeBoth Sexes, American Indian5.22.79.9*11197
12th GradeBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
12th GradeBoth Sexes, Black****
12th GradeBoth Sexes, Hispanic7.74.512.839566
12th GradeBoth Sexes, White5.83.110.9*19337
12th GradeBoth Sexes, All Races6.94.211.2761,179
TotalMale, American Indian4.52.96.922498
TotalMale, Asian/Pacific Islander11.64.626.3*1097
TotalMale, Black12.97.222.114110
TotalMale, Hispanic8.56.311.31021,214
TotalMale, White4.12.76.132788
TotalMale, All Races6.859.21812,726
TotalFemale, American Indian5.22.79.9*18466
TotalFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander6.3312.6*487
TotalFemale, Black1.40.37**297
TotalFemale, Hispanic3.31.95.7421,397
TotalFemale, White2.71.54.721772
TotalFemale, All Races3.32.34.8872,841
TotalBoth Sexes, American Indian5.13.18.342970
TotalBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander9.44.418.8*14184
TotalBoth Sexes, Black8.54.714.917208
TotalBoth Sexes, Hispanic5.84.37.81452,615
TotalBoth Sexes, White3.42.44.8531,562
TotalBoth Sexes, All Races5.13.86.92725,582

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth Current Cocaine Use, Grades 9-12 by Resiliency Factors, New Mexico, 2011

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How true is this statement for you?Resiliency Factor QuestionPercentage that Used Cocaine
Record Count: 27
Very Much TrueIn my home, a parent or other adult is interested in my school work**
Very Much TrueMy family has clear rules and standards for my behavior**
Very Much TrueAt my school, a teacher or other adult believes I will be a success**
Very Much TrueIn my school, there are clear rules about what students can and cannot do**
Very Much TrueAt school I am involved in sports, clubs, or other extra-curricular activities**
Very Much TrueOutside my home and school, there is an adult I trust**
Very Much TrueOutside home and school, I am a part of group activities**
Very Much TrueI plan to go to college or some other school after high school**
Very Much TrueI have a friend about my own age who really cares about me**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueIn my home, a parent or other adult is interested in my school work**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueMy family has clear rules and standards for my behavior**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueAt my school, a teacher or other adult believes I will be a success**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueIn my school, there are clear rules about what students can and cannot do**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueAt school I am involved in sports, clubs, or other extra-curricular activities**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueOutside my home and school, there is an adult I trust**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueOutside home and school, I am a part of group activities**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueI plan to go to college or some other school after high school**
A Little or Pretty Much TrueI have a friend about my own age who really cares about me**
Not True at AllIn my home, a parent or other adult is interested in my school work**
Not True at AllMy family has clear rules and standards for my behavior**
Not True at AllAt my school, a teacher or other adult believes I will be a success**
Not True at AllIn my school, there are clear rules about what students can and cannot do**
Not True at AllAt school I am involved in sports, clubs, or other extra-curricular activities**
Not True at AllOutside my home and school, there is an adult I trust**
Not True at AllOutside home and school, I am a part of group activities**
Not True at AllI plan to go to college or some other school after high school**
Not True at AllI have a friend about my own age who really cares about me**

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Youth Current Cocaine Use, Grades 9-12 by County, New Mexico, 2017

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In 2015, the rate of past 30-day cocaine use was highest in Mora (10.5%), Socorro (10.2%), Roosevelt (8.4%), Hidalgo (8.4%), and Otero (7.9%) counties. The rate was lowest in Quay (2.2%), Union (2.2%), Los Alamos (2.3%), De Baca (3.0%), and Eddy (3.0%) counties.
CountyPercentage that Used CocaineLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo4.63.75.71613,650
Catron0**064
Chaves5.43.28.927536
Cibola5.23.57.544838
Colfax5.13.37.914274
Curry0.80.23.2**2227
De Baca****
Dona Ana7.1510.1751,028
Eddy3.11.46.4*10234
Grant7.24.511.327373
Guadalupe4.73.36.89183
Harding****
Hidalgo0.70.14.3**1148
Lea6.23.89.945670
Lincoln4.12.66.525622
Los Alamos1.60.55.6**5348
Luna7.65.510.410131
McKinley5.8215.6**23366
Mora6.11.522**584
Otero3.21.95.216546
Quay0.80.23.3**3256
Rio Arriba9.46.912.829450
Roosevelt2.20.67.8**4176
Sandoval4.72.210*591,174
San Juan3.12.14.724832
San Miguel4.32.76.919463
Santa Fe4.135.5871,966
Sierra9.95.616.812147
Socorro4.61.314.4**9225
Taos5.14.16.338773
Torrance3.72.16.516367
Union0.70.18.8**1131
Valencia7.54.412.434434
New Mexico54.45.783517,732
U.S.****

Data Notes

**Data suppressed due to small numbers

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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