Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years who reported using inhalants during the past year
Number of persons aged 12 to 17 years
From the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:
[The following question is asked separately for each inhalant: Amyl nitrite, "poppers,' locker room odorizers, or "rush'; Correction fluid, degreaser, or cleaning fluid; Gasoline or lighter fluid; Glue, shoe polish, or toluene; Halothane, ether, or other paint solvents; Lighter gases, such as butane or propane; Nitrous oxide "whippets'; Spray paints; or Other aerosol sprays]
Have you ever, even once, used [Amyl nitrite, "poppers,' locker room odorizers, or "rush']?
How long has it been since you last used [Amyl nitrite, "poppers,' locker room or hashish; odorizers, or "rush"]?
- Within the past 30 days -- that is, since [DATE]
- More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months
- More than 12 months ago
Use of inhalants within the past year was defined by an affirmative response to ever using any kind of inhalant "for kicks or to get high" combined with a response of " Within the past 30 days” and “More than 30 days ago but within the past 12 months.” Specific inhalants that have been identified as used "for kicks or to get high" are listed to help the respondent remember and to let the respondent know the kinds of substances of interest. In addition, probes are added for other substances. These two approaches tend to increase the probability that inhalant users will report their use. A description of NSDUH was published by SAMHSA.
Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings. Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434. Rockville, MD. 2009.