ERIC Number: ED494056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2005. Volume I. Secondary School Students
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.
National Institutes of Health
In 2005, the Monitoring the Future study marked its 31st year of conducting national surveys of substance use among American young people. Beginning with the first survey of high school seniors in 1975, the study has provided the nation with a window through which to view the important, but largely hidden, problem behaviors of illicit drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking. It has thus enabled the nation to gain a better understanding of the changing nature of these problems, as well as some of their causes and consequences. This annual monograph series has been the primary vehicle for disseminating the epidemiological findings from the study. It has grown substantially over the years in both coverage and size, in part because of the proliferation of substances being used. This latest two-volume monograph presents the results of the 31st (2005) national survey of drug use and related attitudes and beliefs among American high school seniors, the 26th such survey of American college students, and the 15th such survey of 8th- and 10th-grade students. Results have also been reported for varying intervals on young adult high school graduates, as well as adult high school graduates into middle age (currently through age 45) who have been followed from high school graduation through a series of panel studies. Appended are: (1) Prevalence and Trend Estimates Adjusted for Absentees and Dropouts; (2) Definition of Background and Demographic Subgroups; (3) Estimation of Sampling Errors; (4) Trends by Subgroup: Supplemental Tables for Secondary School Students; and (5) Trends in Specific Subclasses of Hallucinogens, Amphetamines, Tranquilizers, and Narcotic Drugs Other Than Heroin. (Contains 173 tables and 68 figures.)
Descriptors: National Surveys, High School Graduates, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Secondary School Students, Intervals, Dropouts, Young Adults, Smoking, Drug Use, Student Attitudes, College Students, Trend Analysis
National Institutes of Health. US Department of Health and Human Services, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Tel: 301-496-3000; e-mail: NIHinfo@od.nih.gov; Web site: http://www.nih.gov/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.