Kentucky Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts

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 TOBACCO-RELATED BEHAVIORS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12), 2011  SA1
Percent of high school students who never tried cigarette smoking (even one or two puffs)KentuckyUnited States
Total41%55%
Male39%54%
Female43%57%
Percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes on at least one day (during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total24%18%
Male27%20%
Female21%16%
Percent of high school students who tried to quit smoking cigarettes (among students who currently smoked cigarettes, during the 12 months before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total52%50%
Male49%47%
Female56%54%
Percent of high school students who usually obtained their own cigarettes by buying them in a store or gas station (during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total21%14%
Male32%17%
Female9%10%
Percent of high school students who used chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on at least one day (during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total17%8%
Male28%13%
Female5%2%

Usually obtained their own cigarettes by buying them in a store or gas station is among the students who were aged < 18 years and who currently smoked cigarettes.

 ALCOHOL-RELATED BEHAVIORS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12), 2011  SA1
Percent of high school students who drank alcohol for the first time before age 13 years (other than a few sips)KentuckyUnited States
Total21%20%
Male24%23%
Female16%17%
Percent of high school students who had at least one drink of alcohol on at least one day (during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total35%39%
Male36%39%
Female33%38%
Percent of high school students who had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours on at least one day (during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total23%22%
Male25%24%
Female21%20%
Percent of high school students who usually obtained the alcohol they drank by someone giving it to them (among students who currently drank alcohol, during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total33%40%
Male27%35%
Female40%46%
Percent of high school students who drove when drinking alcohol one or more times (in a car or other vehicle during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total7%8%
Male9%9%
Female4%7%
Percent of high school students who rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol one or more times (in a car or other vehicle during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total20%24%
Male20%23%
Female19%25%

 MARIJUANA USE AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12), 2011  SA1
Percent of high school students who ever used marijuana one or more times (during their life)KentuckyUnited States
Total37%40%
Male40%42%
Female35%37%

 INHALANT USE AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12), 2011  SA1
Percent of high school students who ever sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high one or more times (during their life)KentuckyUnited States
Total11%11%
Male12%10%
Female10%12%

 COCAINE USE AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12), 2011  SA1
Percent of high school students who used any form of cocaine one or more times (for example, powder, crack, or freebase, during the 30 days before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
TotalN/A3%
MaleN/A4%
FemaleN/A2%

 NONMEDICAL USE OF PAIN RELIEVERS, AGES 12-17, 2009-2010  SA2
Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who used pain relievers for nonmedical reasons (during the 12 months before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total8%6%

 NEEDING BUT NOT RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE, AGES 12-17, 2009-2010  SA2
Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who needed but did not receive treatment for alcohol use (during the 12 months before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total4%4%
Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug use (during the 12 months before the survey)KentuckyUnited States
Total4%4%

DATA NOTES

All percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
N/A: data do not exist on this measure for this state.

DATA SOURCES

SA1

High school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). 1991-2011 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. Retrieved October 19, 2012, from http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline

SA2

Pain reliever and receipt of treatment data are from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders from the 2009-2010 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH Series H-43, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4703. Table C.8, C.21, C.22. Rockville, MD. Retrieved October 19, 2012, from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k10State/NSDUHsae2010/NSDUHsaeAppC2010.htm

Last updated: July 19, 2013