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Accession Number PB2013-108836
Title Substance Use among 12th Grade Aged Youths by Dropout Status.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 6p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In the United States, about 75 percent of youths who enter public high school as freshmen eventually graduate from high school in 4 years (or average freshman graduation rate). This is an important public health issue because, in general, adults who do not graduate from high school tend to have lower paying jobs than those who do and thus are at greater risk for living in poverty, lacking health insurance, and suffering from poor health. Moreover, high school dropouts typically have higher rates of substance use than high school graduates. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) asks respondents about their age, current school enrollment status, last grade completed, and age when they last attended school. For this report, these respondent characteristics are used to identify 12th grade aged youths and whether they have dropped out of school.
Keywords Age
Drug use
High school dropouts
National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH)
Public health

Source Agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91K - Social Services
43C - Human Resources
Corporate Author Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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