Students who have taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription in the last 30 days in New Hampshire

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Definitions: This indicator reports the average percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 at high schools participating in the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) who said they had used a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription one or more times in the past thirty days. This data is displayed by Regional Public Health Network.

812 students were excluded from this analysis. Central NH, Carroll County, South Central, and Seacoast Public Health Regions are not weighted and are excluded from this analysis due to low overall response rate (<60%). This question is excluded from the results of the YRBS survey in the Upper Valley and Winnipesaukee public health regions.

2017 YRBS question: 51. During the past 30 days, how many times did you take a prescription drug (such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor's prescription?

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New Hampshire DHHS 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/hsdm/yrbs.htm