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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 5.7.  Percentage of children ages 12–17 who used alcohol, smoked cigarettes, or used marijuana, by selected time period and race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Alcohol   Cigarettes   Marijuana
Lifetime1 Past
month
Lifetime1 Past
month
Lifetime1 Past
month
Total2 40.4 16.6   25.8 10.4   17.3 6.7
White 43.1 19.2   28.5 12.4   17.8 7.1
Black 34.4 10.5   20.0 6.0   16.6 6.5
Hispanic 39.5 15.3   24.3 8.2   17.1 5.8
Asian 27.4 7.6   14.7 5.2   9.3 3.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 47.3 20.5   40.2 21.2   11.3
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Lifetime use indicates use at least once in the respondent's lifetime.
2 Total includes race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.

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