Annual prevalence of Adderall use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 2009-2018

Annual prevalence of use of Adderall for grades 8, 10 and 12 from 2009 to 2018

Annual prevalence of Adderall use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S. 2009-2018 This statistic shows the annual prevalence of use of Adderall for grades 8, 10 and 12, from 2009 to 2018. It was found that in 2018 around 1.8 percent of 8th graders and 4.6 percent of 12th graders used Adderall in the last year. Adderall is commonly used to treat ADHD and is a central nervous system stimulant.
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Annual prevalence of use of Adderall for grades 8, 10 and 12 from 2009 to 2018

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8th grade10th grade12th grade
20181.8%4.1%4.6%
20171.3%4%5.5%
20161.5%4.2%6.2%
20151%5.2%7.5%
20141.3%4.6%6.8%
20131.8%4.4%7.4%
20121.7%4.5%7.6%
20111.7%4.6%6.5%
20102.3%5.3%6.5%
20092%5.7%5.4%
8th grade10th grade12th grade
20181.8%4.1%4.6%
20171.3%4%5.5%
20161.5%4.2%6.2%
20151%5.2%7.5%
20141.3%4.6%6.8%
20131.8%4.4%7.4%
20121.7%4.5%7.6%
20111.7%4.6%6.5%
20102.3%5.3%6.5%
20092%5.7%5.4%
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This statistic shows the annual prevalence of use of Adderall for grades 8, 10 and 12, from 2009 to 2018. It was found that in 2018 around 1.8 percent of 8th graders and 4.6 percent of 12th graders used Adderall in the last year. Adderall is commonly used to treat ADHD and is a central nervous system stimulant.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009 to 2018
Special properties
8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students
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Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).
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