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Important Facts for Youth Current Marijuana Use

Definition

Youth current marijuana use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported

Numerator

Number of youth reporting current marijuana 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-13.2, Reduce the proportion of adolescents reporting use of marijuana during the past 30days

U.S. Target: 6.0 percent

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Tue, 18 June 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:42:39 MST