New! Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021 that provides surveillance data from 2021, as well as 10-year trends from 2011 through 2021, on behaviors and experiences among high school students in the United States related to health and well-being. The complete https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm
Here are some key findings to help you in your substance use prevention efforts!
Alcohol use in 2021:
- 23% of high school students drank alcohol during the past 30 days.
- Female students were more likely than male students to currently drink alcohol.
- White students were more likely than Asian, Black, and Hispanic students to currently drink alcohol. Black students were less likely than students from nearly all other racial and ethnic groups to currently drink alcohol.
- LGBQ+ students and students with any same-sex partners were more likely than their peers to currently drink alcohol.
Marijuana and opioid use in 2021:
- The percentage of high school students who currently used marijuana decreased overall from 2011 to 2021.
- The percentage of female students who currently used marijuana or misused prescription opioids did not change.