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SA-4.1 Data Details

SA-4.1 Increase the proportion of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years perceiving great risk associated with substance abuse—Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks at a single occasion once or twice a week

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)
40.0 (2008)
Target
44.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who reported that they perceived great risk from consuming five or more drinks on a single occasion once or twice a week
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 they have five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week?

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

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

Baseline data has been revised from 40.5 to 40.0 percent. As a result, the target has been revised from 44.6 to 44.0 percent

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  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.