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Important Facts for Youth Current Inhalant Use

Definition

Youth inhalant use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported using inhalants (sniffed glue, breathed contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled paints or sprays) at least one time in the past 30 days.

Numerator

Number of youth reporting current inhalant use

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).

Healthy People Objective: SA-21, Reduce the proportion of adolescents who use inhalants

U.S. Target: Not applicable

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
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Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:42:24 MST