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Number of 12th grade students who report never using illicit drugs

Denominator

Number of 12th grade students

Methodology

Use of any illicit drug includes any use of marijuana, LSD, other hallucinogens, crack, other forms of cocaine, or heroin or any use of other opiates, stimulants, barbiturates, or tranquilizers not under a doctor's orders.

From the 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey:

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On how many occasions (if any) have you used marijuana (weed, pot) or hashish?

On how many occasions (if any) have you used LSD (acid)?

On how many occasions (if any) have you used psychedelics other than LSD (like mescaline, peyote, psilocybin, PCP)?

On how many occasions (if any) have you taken amphetamines on your own - that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

On how many occasions (if any) have you used cocaine (sometimes called "coke," "crack," "rock")?

On how many occasions (if any) have you used heroin?

On how many occasions (if any) have you taken narcotics other than heroin on your own-that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

On how many occasions (if any) have you taken tranquilizers on your own - that is, without a doctor telling you to take them?

References

1. 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.