SA-4.2 Increase the proportion of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years perceiving great risk associated with substance abuse—Smoking marijuana once per month

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)
33.4 (2008)
Target
36.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who reported that they perceived great risk from smoking marijuana once a month
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:]

How much do people risk harming themselves physically and in other ways when smoke marijuana once a month?

  1. No risk?
  2. Slight risk?
  3. Moderate risk?
  4. Great risk?
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

While the question used to obtain baseline data takes into account all kinds of harm, some respondents may focus on physical harm only. Consequently the measure is a very conservative estimate of the perceived harm. A description of NSDUH was published by SAMHSA.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

Baseline data has been revised from 33.9 to 33.4 percent. As a result, the target has been revised from 37.3 to 36.7 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.