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SA-13.2 Data Details

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

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

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)
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
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 the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been published by SAMHSA.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

During regular data collection and processing checks, errors were identified in the NSDUH data. These errors affected the data for Pennsylvania (2006-2010) and Maryland (2008-2009). These errors had minimal impact on the national estimates and no effect on direct estimates for the other 48 states and the District of Columbia. Comparing estimates for Pennsylvania, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic division, and the Northeast region were of most concern. However, the baseline and target values did not change as a result.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. 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.