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Table 232.65b. Percentages of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders who reported thinking that people are at great risk of harming themselves if they engage in activities related to use of heroin and narcotics other than heroin, by grade and type of activity: Selected years, 1995 through 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Grade and type of activity 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8th-graders                                            
Try heroin once or twice without using a needle 60.1 (0.57) 62.0 (0.58) 61.4 (0.58) 62.3 (0.61) 61.7 (0.60) 59.1 (0.62) 59.8 (0.63) 60.9 (0.63) 61.4 (0.63) 59.2 (0.59) 62.9 (0.61)
Take heroin occasionally without using a needle 76.8 (0.57) 78.6 (0.57) 76.8 (0.58) 76.7 (0.61) 75.9 (0.60) 75.1 (0.63) 73.4 (0.65) 73.2 (0.66) 72.7 (0.66) 70.3 (0.63) 74.7 (0.63)
                                             
Try OxyContin once or twice (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 21.9 (0.50) 19.9 (0.49) 22.1 (0.51) 20.2 (0.50) 21.3 (0.47) 21.0 (0.49)
Take OxyContin occasionally (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 35.3 (0.67) 32.6 (0.67) 34.4 (0.68) 32.5 (0.68) 33.5 (0.63) 32.6 (0.66)
                                             
Try Vicodin once or twice (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 17.5 (0.44) 15.0 (0.42) 18.4 (0.45) 16.9 (0.44) 18.3 (0.42) 17.1 (0.43)
Take Vicodin occasionally (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 29.4 (0.63) 26.2 (0.62) 28.2 (0.63) 26.7 (0.63) 28.8 (0.59) 26.7 (0.61)
                                             
10th-graders                                            
Try heroin once or twice without using a needle 70.7 (0.52) 71.7 (0.56) 72.4 (0.52) 73.0 (0.53) 72.9 (0.54) 72.6 (0.54) 73.2 (0.58) 72.6 (0.58) 74.1 (0.52) 73.3 (0.54) 72.2 (0.57)
Take heroin occasionally without using a needle 85.1 (0.41) 85.2 (0.45) 85.2 (0.42) 84.8 (0.44) 83.4 (0.46) 84.4 (0.45) 84.0 (0.49) 82.5 (0.51) 83.3 (0.45) 82.2 (0.48) 81.4 (0.51)
                                             
Try OxyContin once or twice (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 30.9 (0.51) 29.4 (0.54) 29.7 (0.54) 29.9 (0.49) 28.7 (0.50) 27.8 (0.52)
Take OxyContin occasionally (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 48.3 (0.66) 44.7 (0.71) 44.4 (0.70) 43.7 (0.64) 41.4 (0.66) 41.3 (0.68)
                                             
Try Vicodin once or twice (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 23.2 (0.46) 21.0 (0.48) 22.5 (0.49) 24.1 (0.46) 21.8 (0.46) 22.1 (0.48)
Take Vicodin occasionally (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 40.3 (0.57) 36.0 (0.60) 36.4 (0.60) 35.4 (0.54) 32.6 (0.55) 32.0 (0.57)
                                             
12th-graders                                            
Try heroin once or twice 50.9 (1.28) 54.2 (1.41) 55.2 (1.29) 58.3 (1.30) 59.1 (1.31) 59.4 (1.33) 61.7 (1.38) 62.8 (1.39) 64.0 (1.34) 64.5 (1.40) 63.0 (1.44)
Take heroin occasionally 71.0 (1.35) 74.6 (1.43) 76.0 (1.29) 74.8 (1.33) 77.2 (1.30) 78.0 (1.30) 78.2 (1.37) 77.9 (1.38) 78.0 (1.35) 78.7 (1.39) 74.6 (1.51)
Take heroin regularly 87.2 (1.13) 89.2 (1.16) 87.5 (1.14) 85.5 (1.23) 87.9 (1.15) 88.6 (1.14) 87.6 (1.25) 85.7 (1.33) 84.8 (1.33) 85.4 (1.37) 83.3 (1.47)
                                             
Try heroin once or twice without using a needle 55.6 (1.38) 61.6 (1.49) 60.5 (1.38) 63.8 (1.38) 61.1 (1.41) 63.3 (1.41) 64.5 (1.48) 65.3 (1.48) 62.5 (1.47) 66.1 (1.50) 64.6 (1.54)
Take heroin occasionally without using a needle 71.2 (1.35) 74.7 (1.43) 73.3 (1.34) 76.2 (1.31) 74.7 (1.34) 76.1 (1.34) 76.4 (1.41) 73.6 (1.47) 71.1 (1.47) 74.6 (1.48) 72.7 (1.54)
                                             
Try any narcotic other than heroin once or twice (†) (†) (†) 40.4 (1.47) 39.9 (1.48) 38.4 (1.49) 43.1 (1.60) 42.7 (1.61) 44.1 (1.58) 43.6 (1.65) 42.0 (1.67)
Take any narcotic other than heroin occasionally (†) (†) (†) 54.3 (1.35) 54.8 (1.36) 53.8 (1.39) 57.3 (1.45) 59.0 (1.45) 58.5 (1.42) 55.7 (1.49) 55.5 (1.52)
Take any narcotic other than heroin regularly (†) (†) (†) 74.9 (1.21) 75.5 (1.21) 73.9 (1.25) 75.8 (1.29) 72.7 (1.35) 73.9 (1.30) 72.4 (1.38) 70.8 (1.43)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
NOTE: For each type of activity, students were asked to respond to the following question: "How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways), if they [engage in the activity]?" Only students who responded "great risk" (the highest risk level specified by the questionnaire) were reported in this table. Standard errors were calculated from formulas to perform trend analysis over an interval greater than 1 year (for example, a comparison between 1995 and 2000).
SOURCE: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Monitoring the Future, selected years, 1995 through 2017, retrieved July 3, 2018, from http://monitoringthefuture.org/data/data.html. (This table was prepared July 2018.)

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