Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Florida Inhalant Data: County and State

The Naples Daily News reports that the annual Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey results have been released. The Survey includes feedback from more than 91,000 middle and high school students.

Individual county reports can be found here:

The full state report charts can be found here.

Lifetime Reported Inhalant Use by Grade:
  • 6th: 11.5%

  • 7th: 12.9%

  • 8th: 15.1%
  • 9th: 11.4%

  • 10th: 10.6%

  • 11th: 9.4%

  • 12th: 8.6%

Past 30-Day Reported Inhalant Use by Grade:

  • 6th: 5.2%

  • 7th: 5.2%

  • 8th: 5.2%

  • 9th: 2.9%

  • 10th: 2.4%

  • 11th: 1.5%

  • 12th: 1.9%

Table 12 identifies “Percentages of surveyed Florida Youth who used inhalants in lifetime and past 30 days, by sex, race/ethnic group, age and grade -2000-2008:


Lifetime Use:
male/female:

  • In 2000, more males (12.7%) were using inhalants than females (11.3%)
  • In all other years (02, 04,06,08) more females have reported using inhalants than males.
  • Inhalant use declined for both males and females from 2006-2008
  • 2008 male inhalant use (10%)is the lowest of any year since 2000 (12.7%)
  • 2008 female inhalant use (12.9%) is lower than 2004 & 2006) but still higher than 2000 & 2002)

Race/ethnicity

  • Inhalant use has INCREASED from 2006 to 2008 for African Americans (7.2% -8.8%) and Hispanic/Latino (11.3%-11.4%) but DECREASED for White, non Hispanic (13.9%-12.0%)

Age:

  • 2008 Inhalant Use is HIGHEST among 13 (13.&%) and 14 (13.8%) year olds.
  • 2008 Inhalant Use is LOWEST among 18 year olds (8.4%)
  • 2008 numbers reflect lowest inhalant use since 2000 for 13,14,15,16, and 17 year olds.

Grade:

  • Total use has DECLINED from 2006 (12.2%) to 2008 (11.4%)
  • Overall both middle school & high school use has DECREASED from 2006-2008
  • 2008 rates have decreased from 2006-2008 in all grades except 8th. 8th grade use has INCREASED from 2006 (14.3%) to 2008 (15.1%)
  • Highest 2008 use is 8th (15.1%) and 7th (12.9%) grades
  • Lowest 2008 use is 12th grade (8.6%)

Past 30-Day use:

  • Both male and female use declined from 2006-2008.
  • 2008 30-day male inhalant use is at it's lowest level ever (2.8%)
  • From 2006-2008, inhalant use increased for African American (2.9-3.6%) but decreased for Hispanic/Latino (3.6-3.4%) and White, Non-Hispanic (4.2-3.1%)
  • 2008 30-day use is highest for 13 (5.2%) and 12 (4.9%) year olds
  • 2008 30-day use is lowest for 18 (1.6%) and 17 (1.8%) year olds.
  • 30 day-use declined in all ages from 2006-2008
  • 2008 30-day use is highest (exactly the same at 5.2%) for 6th, 7th and 8th grade
  • 2008 30-day use is lowest for 11th (1.5%) and 12th (1.9%) graders
  • 30-day inhalant use INCREASED from 2006-2008 for 6th and 12th grade
  • Overall, total, middle and high school 30-day use decreased from 2006-2008
  • For total and overall high school 2008 30-day use is at their lowest levels

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