Explainers

100 Arkansans Project – A Closer Look: Trends Among Public High School Seniors

October 1, 2018

Contact

Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy
501-526-2244
cwilson@achi.net

 

An initiative by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement to illustrate trends among Arkansas public high school seniors.

Key takeaways

For every 100 public high school seniors in 2017:

  • 43 reported depressive symptoms, or feelings of sadness for long periods, in the past year
  • 1 reported taking a handgun to school in the past year
  • 5 reported selling illegal drugs in the past year
  • 12 reported being drunk or high at school in the past year
  • 25 reported using alcohol in the past 30 days
  • 13 reported using cigarettes in the past 30 days
  • 39 reported using e-cigarettes at least once during their lifetime
  • 15 reported using marijuana in the past 30 days
  • 12 reported abusing prescription drugs at least once during their lifetime
  • 4 reported abusing inhalants at least once during their lifetime
  • 2 reported using cocaine at least once during their lifetime
  • 1 reported using methamphetamines at least once during their lifetime
  • 2 reported using ecstasy at least once during their lifetime
  • 1 reported using heroin at least once during their lifetime