Substance use among U.S. transgender students in 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of transgender high school students in the U.S. who used select substances as of 2017. According to the data, 70 percent of high school transgender students had used alcohol in their lifetime.

Percentage of U.S. transgender students who used select substances as of 2017

Percentage of transgender students
Cigarettes, lifetime use32.9%
Alcohol, lifetime use70%
Marijuana, lifetime use43.8%
Cocaine, lifetime use27.2%
Heroin, lifetime use26.1%
Methaphetamines, lifetime use24.9%
Ecstasy, lifetime use31.6%
Inhalants31.1%
Prescription opioid misuse35.9%
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Special properties

High school students in 10 U.S. states and nine large urban school districts

Method of interview

Questionnaire

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