Students who have had at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days in New Hampshire

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Underage drinking is related to numerous negative outcomes, including increases in risk-taking, sensation-seeking, and erratic behavior; motor vehicle accidents; risky sexual activity and physical and sexual assaults; and legal consequences (US DHHS, 2007). Additionally, it is also associated with poor academic performance and heavy drinking later in life (USDHHS, 2007; CDC, 2014).
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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 a drink of alcohol at least once in the past 30 days. This data is displayed by Regional Public Health Network.

465 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%).

2017 YRBS question: 41. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol?

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Fact Sheets: Underage Drinking.

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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2007). The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.