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25.8
Comparison: 26.3
Unit: percent
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Teens who Use Alcohol

Value: 25.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2010
Location: Substate Region : 3a
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage youth aged 12 to 20 who drank alcohol during the 30 days prior to the survey.
Why this is important: 
According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Patterns formed during adolescence play a critical role in health throughout adulthood. Alcohol use also impairs judgment and can lead to other high-risk behaviors such as drunk driving and sexual activity.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Locale Details:
Substate Region 3a includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall counties.
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
URL of Source:   https://nsduhweb.rti.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/substate2k10/toc.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2004-2006: 23.9 2006-2008: 22.0 2008-2010: 25.8

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
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Teens who Use Alcohol

Value: 25.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2010
Location: Substate Region : 3a
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Substance Abuse
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage youth aged 12 to 20 who drank alcohol during the 30 days prior to the survey.
Why this is important: 
According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Patterns formed during adolescence play a critical role in health throughout adulthood. Alcohol use also impairs judgment and can lead to other high-risk behaviors such as drunk driving and sexual activity.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Locale Details:
Substate Region 3a includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall counties.
Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
URL of Source:   https://nsduhweb.rti.org/
URL of Data:   http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/substate2k10/toc.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2013

Time Series Data

2004-2006: 23.9 2006-2008: 22.0 2008-2010: 25.8

percent

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