SA-13.2 Reduce the proportion of adolescents reporting use of marijuana during the past 30 days

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
6.7 (2008)
Target
6.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who reported using marijuana during the past 30 days
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you ever, even once, used [marijuana or hashish]?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How long has it been since you last used [marijuana or hashish]?

  1. Within the past 30 days -- that is, since [DATE]
  2. More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
  3. More than 12 months ago
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Respondents are considered to have used marijuana or hashish if they report use of either substance in the past 30 days. A description of NSDUH was published by SAMHSA.

References and More Information

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434. Rockville, MD. 2009.