Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Inhalant 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 inhalant use.
- 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
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 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.
NumeratorNumber of youth reporting current inhalant use
DenominatorTotal number of youth participating in the YRRS
Healthy People Objective: SA-21, Reduce the proportion of adolescents who use inhalantsU.S. Target: Not applicable
Other ObjectivesSubstance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
Page Content Updated On 11/30/2018, Published on 12/19/2018