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Huffing in Ohio vs US - Inhalant Use Among Teens

Ohio vs. United States 2003: In Ohio, 11% of high school students surveyed in 2003 used toxic inhalants to get high.

11.0% (+/- 2.7%) of Ohio high school students in grades 9-12 sniffed inhalants to get high at some time in their life according to the 2003 YRBS survey.

In the entire US, 12.1% (+/- 1.2%) high school students sniffed inhalants to get high at least once.

The confidence intervals, reflecting variability in the sampling, are 8.3% to 13.7% for Ohio and 10.9% to 13.3% in the US. Since these intervals overlap, we can conclude that the levels are statistically similar.

The percentage of students who sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high one or more times any time in their lives was highest among ninth graders for Ohio and the US. 15.7% (+/- 5.3%) of Ohio 9th graders and 13.6% (+/-2.0%) of all US 9th graders huffed at some time in their lives by 2003.

In Ohio, that's nearly 2 in every 13 ninth graders.

Go to the Ohio YRBS page to see more results for Ohio.

Posted by db last modified August 11, 2008

Keywords: Children, Drugs, Nation, State, Statistics, Substance Abuse, Teens

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