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TABLE 3

Mental Health and Substance Use Data From the 1991 NCCHC Study

CategoryMale (n = 1574), %Female (n = 219), %Total Sample (N = 1801), %a
Suicidal ideation previous year 19 40 — 
Suicidal plan previous year 17 37 — 
Suicide attempt previous year 13 35 — 
Tried smoking — — 87 
Smoked whole cigarette by age 12 y — — 51 
Alcohol use, >20 d lifetime 49 55 — 
Cocaine use 30 42 — 
Marijuana use, >40 times — — 40 
Injected drugs 10 20 — 
Use of other illegal drugsb 13 26 — 
CategoryMale (n = 1574), %Female (n = 219), %Total Sample (N = 1801), %a
Suicidal ideation previous year 19 40 — 
Suicidal plan previous year 17 37 — 
Suicide attempt previous year 13 35 — 
Tried smoking — — 87 
Smoked whole cigarette by age 12 y — — 51 
Alcohol use, >20 d lifetime 49 55 — 
Cocaine use 30 42 — 
Marijuana use, >40 times — — 40 
Injected drugs 10 20 — 
Use of other illegal drugsb 13 26 — 
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.

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