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NCJ Number: 211416 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use Among Hispanic Youth
Corporate Author: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
United States of America
Date Published: August 19, 2005
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: SAMHSA Ctr for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents estimates of the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug use among Hispanic youths during 2002 and 2003.
Abstract: In 2002 and 2003, 16.1 percent of the youths in America were Hispanic; 77.8 percent of these Hispanic youths were born in the United States. Overall, Hispanic youths aged 12 to 17 years were less likely to report past month alcohol or illicit drug use than were their non-Hispanic peers. Data from 2002 and 2003 indicated that 16.4 percent of Hispanic youths reported using alcohol during the past month compared with 17.9 percent of non-Hispanic youths. Similarly, 10.8 percent of Hispanic youths reported past month illicit drug use compared with 11.6 percent of non-Hispanic youths. Male and female Hispanic youths did not differ in their past month use of alcohol or illicit drugs. Figures, endnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Drug statistics; Ethnic groups; Juvenile statistics; Surveys
Note: NSDUH Report, August 2005; downloaded September 27, 2005.
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