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Teens who have Used Methamphetamines

Value: 3.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: State : Hawaii
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Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who have used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice) one or more times during their life.
Why this is important: 
Drug abuse and addiction comprise a public health problem that affects many people and has wide-ranging social consequences. These consequences can include poor health outcomes, increased crime and accidents, and increased unemployment and homelessness. Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system and has a high potential for abuse. Chronic methamphetamine abuse significantly changes how the brain functions. Methamphetamine use results in many damaging effects, including violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, extreme weight loss, and severe dental problems. Users of methamphetamines may also display psychotic features including paranoia, auditory hallucinations, mood disturbances, and delusions. The paranoia can result in homicidal as well as suicidal thoughts.
Technical Note:  This distribution is based on the national average from YRBS, which is a national school-based survey of public schools.
Values are not shown where the total unweighted response count is less than 100. Results from the 2011 Hawaii County High School survey are not reportable.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.hhdw.org/cms/index.php?page=yrbss-reports
URL of Data:   http://www.hhdw.org/cms/index.php?page=illegal-drugs
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: July 2012

Time Series Data

2005: 4.3 2007: 4.5 2009: 3.9 2011: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Gender

Female: 2.3 Male: 4.2 Overall: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Grade Level

Grade 9: 3.3 Grade 10: 2.1 Grade 11: 4.1 Grade 12: 3.7 Overall: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 5.3 Filipino: 2.6 Japanese: 1.2 Native Hawaiian: 2.9 Other: 3.0 Other Asian: 1.5 Other Pacific Islander: 2.9 Overall: 3.4

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Unit: percent
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Teens who have Used Methamphetamines

Value: 3.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: State : Hawaii
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who have used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice) one or more times during their life.
Why this is important: 
Drug abuse and addiction comprise a public health problem that affects many people and has wide-ranging social consequences. These consequences can include poor health outcomes, increased crime and accidents, and increased unemployment and homelessness. Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system and has a high potential for abuse. Chronic methamphetamine abuse significantly changes how the brain functions. Methamphetamine use results in many damaging effects, including violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, extreme weight loss, and severe dental problems. Users of methamphetamines may also display psychotic features including paranoia, auditory hallucinations, mood disturbances, and delusions. The paranoia can result in homicidal as well as suicidal thoughts.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Values are not shown where the total unweighted response count is less than 100. Results from the 2011 Hawaii County High School survey are not reportable.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.hhdw.org/cms/index.php?page=yrbss-reports
URL of Data:   http://www.hhdw.org/cms/index.php?page=illegal-drugs
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: July 2012

Time Series Data

2005: 4.3 2007: 4.5 2009: 3.9 2011: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Gender

Female: 2.3 Male: 4.2 Overall: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Grade Level

Grade 9: 3.3 Grade 10: 2.1 Grade 11: 4.1 Grade 12: 3.7 Overall: 3.4

percent

Teens who have Used Methamphetamines by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 5.3 Filipino: 2.6 Japanese: 1.2 Native Hawaiian: 2.9 Other: 3.0 Other Asian: 1.5 Other Pacific Islander: 2.9 Overall: 3.4

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