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Alcohol - current drinking, high school

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Current drinking, high school by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

Why Is This Important?

Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America's youth. According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Patterns formed during adolescence play a critical role in health throughout adulthood. Alcohol use also impairs judgment and can lead to other high-risk behaviors such as drunk driving and sexual activity.

Definition

Percent of high school students who drank alcohol on 1 or more of the past 30 days.

Data Source

'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of high school students who drank alcohol on 1 or more of the past 30 days.
Denominator:Number of high school students for whom alcohol consumption in the past 30 days can be determined (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/04/2020, Published on 07/30/2022