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Teens who have Used Alcohol

Shows the percentage of 12th grade teens who answered yes to the question "Did you ever have more than a few sips of any alcoholic drink, like beer, wine, mixed drinks, or liquor?". Alcohol use by persons under age 21 years is a major public health problem. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs, and is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths among underage youth.

Measurement Period: 2007
Value: 49.5





HP 2020

  • 22.9
  • 40.9
  • 59.9

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2007 49.5
    2004 48.2
    2002 47.8
    2001 57.8
    1998 58.6
    1996 55.7
    1994 49.9



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