ERIC Number: EJ669351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Gender and Ethnic Differences in Smoking, Drinking and Illicit Drug Use among American 8th, 10th and 12th Grade Students, 1976-2000.
Wallace, John M., Jr.; Bachman, Jerald G.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Schulenberg, John E.; Cooper, Shauna M.; Johnston, Lloyd D.
Addiction, v98 v2 p225-34 Feb 2003
Paper examines ethnic differences in licit and illicit drug use among American 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, with a particular focus on girls. Across ethnic groups, drug use is highest among Native American girls and lowest among black and Asian American girls. Trend data suggest that girls' and boys' drug use patterns are converging. (Contains 22 references, 4 tables, and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Grade 10, Grade 12, Grade 8, High School Students, High Schools, Illegal Drug Use, Marijuana, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Sex Differences, Tobacco
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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