Friday, November 7, 2008

Increased Inhalant Abuse in New Mexico

From KOB.com in New Mexico:

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey results were released and the data for Bernalillo County show an uptick in the number of students using inhalants.

“The authors of the report do point out that Bernalillo County had a low response rate, meaning the data may not represent all high schoolers in the county, which could skew the results.”

The full state report can be accessed here:

For Bernalillo County, the report shows a steady increase of 30 day inhalant use from 2001-2007:

  • 2001 – 1.8%
  • 2003 - 6.0%
  • 2005 - 8.0%
  • 2007 - 8.4%

In addition, the county levels are higher than the state in 30 day inhalant use in grades 9-12.

  • New Mexico - 7.8%
  • Bernalillo- 8.4%

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