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Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Marijuana 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).

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


In 2015, the rate of past 30-day marijuana use was highest in Taos (36.6%), Grant (35.5%), and Cibola (34.0%) counties. The rate was lowest in Curry (14.2%), De Baca (14.2%), Eddy (14.4%), and Lea (18.1%) counties.
In 2015, the rate of past 30-day marijuana use was highest in Taos (36.6%), Grant (35.5%), and Cibola (34.0%) counties. The rate was lowest in Curry (14.2%), De Baca (14.2%), Eddy (14.4%), and Lea (18.1%) counties.

Notes

The YRRS is administered in odd years.   **Data suppressed due to small numbers

Data Source

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

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.

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

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
Page Content Updated On 11/30/2018, Published on 12/19/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:42:40 MST