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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
Among teens aged 12 to 17, 8.0 percent of Hispanics had MDE in the past year, similar to the rate for non-Hispanic teens (7.9 percent). Also, teens who reported two or more races had a lifetime MDE prevalence of 13.0 percent, while the rates for American Indians or Alaska Natives and whites were 9.3 and 8.1 percent, respectively.
In 2008, young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest rate of current use of a tobacco product (41.4 percent) compared with teens aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 26 or older (11.4 and 28.3 percent, respectively). Young adults had the highest usage rates of each of the specific tobacco products as well. In 2008, the rates of past month use among young adults were 35.7 percent for cigarettes, 11.3 percent for cigars, 5.4 percent for smokeless tobacco, and 1.4 percent for pipe tobacco. The rate of current use of a tobacco product by young adults was similar in 2007 and 2008 (41.8 and 41.4 percent, respectively), as was the rate of cigarette use between 2007 and 2008 (36.2 and 35.7 percent, respectively). Between 2002 and 2008, there was a significant decrease in the rates for current use of tobacco products and cigarettes among young adults; in 2002, the rates were 45.3 and 40.8 percent, respectively.
Vicodin has numerous side effects including drowsiness, impaired motor skills, dry mouth, constipation and nausea.
Among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of current cigarette use was associated with county type in 2005. The rates of cigarette smoking were 29.4 percent in less urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 29.2 percent in urbanized nonmetropolitan areas, 25.7 percent in small metropolitan areas, and 23.3 percent in large metropolitan areas. The rate for completely rural nonmetropolitan counties in 2005 was also 23.3 percent.
OxyContin can have serious side effects when injected as it has a prolonged extended action.
Marijuana was the most commonly used illegal drug (15.2 million past month users). Among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of past month marijuana use in 2008 (6.1 percent) was similar to the rate in 2007 (5.8 percent).