SA-2.2 Increase the proportion of at risk adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who, in the past year, refrained from using marijuana for the first time

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
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
86.9 (2008)
Target
88.9
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 who refrained from marijuana use in the past year
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 who never used marijuana in their lives prior to the past year
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

How old were you the first time you used marijuana or hashish?

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

Baseline data has been revised from 94.4 to 86.9 percent. As a result, the target has been revised from 96.4 to 88.9 percent

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.