SA-3.6 Increase the proportion of adolescents who disapprove of trying marijuana or hashish once or twice—12th 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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
54.8 (2009)
Target
60.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of 12th grade students who report their disapproval of people who try marijuana once or twice
Denominator
Number of 12th grade students
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From Monitoring the Future:

[NUMERATOR:]

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

Do YOU disapprove of people doing each of the following?

Trying marijuana once or twice....

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

Comments

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.