Mental Health and Substance Use Data From the 1991 NCCHC Study5

CategoryMale (n = 1574), %Female (n = 219), %Total Sample (N = 1801), %a
Suicidal ideation previous year1940
Suicidal plan previous year1737
Suicide attempt previous year1335
Tried smoking87
Smoked whole cigarette by age 12 y51
Alcohol use, >20 d lifetime4955
Cocaine use3042
Marijuana use, >40 times40
Injected drugs1020
Use of other illegal drugsb1326
  • a Not all youth indicated gender on the survey.

  • b Other illegal drugs used 10 or more times in lifetime: lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), phencyclidine (PCP), ecstasy, hallucinogenic mushrooms, speed, ice, heroin, and pills without prescription.