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Health Indicator Report of Youth Current Methamphetamine 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 Methamphetamine Use, Grades 9-12 by County, New Mexico, 2017


In 2015, the highest rates of current methamphetamine use were in Mora (7.4%), Roosevelt (7.3%), Lea (6.7%), and Hidalgo (6.7%) counties, and the lowest rates were in San Miguel (1.0%), Los Alamos (1.4%), and Dona Ana (1.7%) counties.
In 2015, the highest rates of current methamphetamine use were in Mora (7.4%), Roosevelt (7.3%), Lea (6.7%), and Hidalgo (6.7%) counties, and the lowest rates were in San Miguel (1.0%), Los Alamos (1.4%), and Dona Ana (1.7%) counties.

Notes

**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 methamphetamine use is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public school who reported using methamphetamine at least once in the past 30 days.

Numerator

Number of youth reporting current methamphetamine use

Denominator

Total number of youth participating in the YRRS

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator
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Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:42:52 MST