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Wisconsin Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts

Tobacco-related behaviors among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017SA1

Percent of high school students who report they never tried cigarette smoking (even 1 or 2 puffs)WisconsinUnited States
Total76%71%
Male75%69%
Female76%73%
Percent of high school students who report they smoked cigarettes on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
Total8%9%
Male9%10%
Female6%8%
Percent of high school students who report they tried to quit using all tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, shisha or hookah tobacco, and electronic vapor products), among students who used any tobacco products in the past 12 monthsWisconsinUnited States
Total38%41%
Male36%37%
Female40%48%
Percent of high school students who report they used smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, or dissolvable tobacco, not counting any electronic vapor products) on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
Total6%5%
Male10%9%
Female2%2%
Percent of high school students who report they used electronic vapor products including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pipes, vaping pens, e-hookahs, and hookah pens on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
Total12%13%
Male14%16%
Female9%11%

Alcohol-related behaviors among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017SA1

Percent of high school students who report they drank alcohol for the first time before age 13 years (other than a few sips)WisconsinUnited States
Total15%16%
Male18%18%
Female13%13%
Percent of high school students who report they had at least 1 drink of alcohol on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
Total30%30%
Male28%28%
Female33%32%
Percent of high school students who report they had 4 or more drinks of alcohol in a row (if they were female) or 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row (if they were male), within a couple of hours, on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
TotalN/A13%
MaleN/A13%
FemaleN/A14%
Percent of high school students who report they 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)WisconsinUnited States
Total36%44%
Male34%38%
Female38%48%
Percent of high school students who report they drove a car or other vehicle when they had been drinking alcohol, 1 or more times during the 30 days before the survey (among students who had driven a car or other vehicle in the 30 days before the survey)WisconsinUnited States
Total6%6%
Male7%7%
Female3%4%
Percent of high school students who report they rode in a car or other vehicle with a driver who had been drinking alcohol 1 or more times during the 30 days before the surveyWisconsinUnited States
Total17%16%
Male17%16%
Female17%17%

Marijuana use among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017SA1

Percent of high school students who report they ever used marijuana (also called grass, pot, or weed) 1 or more times (lifetime)WisconsinUnited States
Total30%36%
Male30%35%
Female31%36%

Inhalant use among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017SA1

Percent of high school students who report they sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high 1 or more times (lifetime)WisconsinUnited States
Total6%6%
Male7%6%
Female4%6%

Cocaine use among high school students (grades 9-12), 2017SA1

Percent of high school students who report they used any form of cocaine (for example, powder, crack, or freebase) 1 or more times (lifetime)WisconsinUnited States
Total4%5%
Male5%6%
Female3%3%

Misuse of pain relievers, ages 12-17, 2015-2016SA2

Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who report they:WisconsinUnited States
Used pain relievers in any way not directed by a doctor in the past year3%4%

Needing but not receiving treatment at a specialty facility for substance use, ages 12-17, 2015-2016SA2

Percent of adolescents ages 12-17 who report they:WisconsinUnited States
Needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility for alcohol use in the past year2%2%
Needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use in the past year3%3%

Data notes

All percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
N/A: data are not available for this measure for this state.
* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision; based on fewer than 100 respondents in the subgroup.
National and state data sheets are updated annually. The specific timing of updates depends on the release schedule of the data sources cited for each topic.

Data sources

SA1
2017 high school data are from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). 1991-2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey [Data set]. Retrieved from http://nccd.cdc.gov/YouthOnline/App/Default.aspx
SA2
2015-2016 data on use of pain relievers and need of treatment are from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). 2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health state estimates – individual Excel and CSV files by outcome, tables 11, 23 and 24 [Data set]. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/data-we-collect/nsduh-national-survey-drug-use-and-health
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on May 1, 2019