Friday, February 6, 2009

Inhalant Abuse in Massachusetts- New Data

From the Concord Journal in Massachusetts:

Results of the 2008 Youth Risk Behavior Survey were just released. The survey included middle and high school students in the Acton, Acton-Boxborough, Boxborough, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Groton-Dunstable, Littleton, Maynard, and Westford Public Schools. The full report can be found here.

From the findings:

Middle School
  • 3.0% of sixth grade respondents and 7.6% of eighth grade respondents report having sniffed glue, or breathed the contents of spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high at least once during the thirty days prior to the survey. There was little variation by gender in either grade.

High School:

  • 4.5% all respondents report having sniffed glue, or breathed the contents of spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high on at least one occasion during the thirty days prior to the survey. There was very little variation by grade or gender

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