SA-3.2 Increase the proportion of adolescents who disapprove of having one or two alcoholic drinks nearly every day—10th graders

National Data Source
Monitoring the Future Study (MTF); National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
77.6 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of 10th grade students who report their disapproval of people who take one or two drinks nearly every day
Number of 10th grade students
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From Monitoring the Future:


Individuals differ in whether or not they disapprove of people doing certain things.

Do YOU disapprove of people doing each of the following?

Taking one or two drinks nearly every day....

  1. Disapprove
  2. Don't disapprove
  3. Strongly disapprove
  4. Can't say, Drug Unfamiliar
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

Disapproval is defined as those who report that they "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove." Data are based on students in attendance on the day of the survey administration. A description of MTF was published by NIDA.

References and More Information

  1. Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2009. NIH Publication No. 10-7583. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2010.
  2. 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.