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SA-2.4 Increase the proportion of high school seniors never using substances—Illicit drugs

About the Data

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

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): 
53.3 (2009)
Target: 
58.6
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of 12th grade students who report never using illicit drugs

Denominator: 

Number of 12th grade students

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2009 Monitoring the Future Study:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    On how many occasions (if any) have you used marijuana (weed, pot) or hashish?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you used LSD (acid)?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you used psychedelics other than LSD (like mescaline, peyote, psilocybin, PCP)?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you taken amphetamines on your own - that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you used cocaine (sometimes called "coke," "crack," "rock")?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you used heroin?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you taken narcotics other than heroin on your own-that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

    On how many occasions (if any) have you taken tranquilizers on your own - that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Use of any illicit drug includes any use of marijuana, LSD, other hallucinogens, crack, other forms of cocaine, or heroin or any use of other opiates, stimulants, barbiturates, or tranquilizers not under a doctor's orders.