Past-Month Marijuana Use among Youth Age 12 to 17, by Gender: 2002 to 2009

Year Male Female
2002 9.1% 7.2%+
2003 8.6% 7.2%+
2004 8.1% 7.1%
2005 7.5% 6.2%
2006 6.8%+ 6.4%
2007 7.5% 5.8%
2008 7.3%+ 6.0%
2009 8.3% 6.3%

Among youth age 12 to 17 in 2009, males had a higher rate than females of current marijuana use (8.3 percent for males versus 6.3 percent for females).

+Difference between this estimate and the 2009 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.


Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (September 2010). Figure 2.9. Past-Month Marijuana Use among Youth Age 12 to 17, by Gender: 2002 to 2009. Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume I. Summary of National Findings. Rockville, MD.

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