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).
NotesThe YRRS is administered in odd years. **Data suppressed due to small numbers
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 marijuana use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported
NumeratorNumber of youth reporting current marijuana use
DenominatorTotal 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 30daysU.S. Target: 6.0 percent
Other ObjectivesSubstance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
Page Content Updated On 11/30/2018, Published on 12/19/2018