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Drugs - ever inject illegal drugs, high school

Summary Indicator Report Data View Options

Ever inject illegal drugs, high school by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

Why Is This Important?

Youth with substance abuse disorders experience higher rates of physical and mental illness, diminished overall health and well-being, and potential progression to addiction. Most adults with substance abuse disorders started using substances during their teen and young adult years. In addition to addiction, the use of injection drugs carries a high risk of infection with blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.


Percent of high school students who have ever used a needle to inject themselves with an illegal drug.

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 have ever used a needle to inject any illegal drug into their bodies.
Denominator:Number of high school students for whom illegal injection drug use can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/14/2020, Published on 07/31/2022