Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Heroin 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).
NotesThere is no national comparison for current heroin use.
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 heroin use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported that they used heroin at least once in the past 30 days.
NumeratorNumber of youth reporting current heroin use
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