In 2004 to 2006, 1.1 million youths aged 12 to 17 (4.5 percent) used inhalants in the past year, and 2.1 million (8.5 percent) had experienced major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year. The rate of past year inhalant use was higher among youths aged 12 to 17 who had MDE in the past year than among those who did not (10.2 vs. 4.0 percent); an estimated 218,000 youths had used inhalants and experienced MDE in the past year. Among the youths aged 12 to 17 who had used inhalants and experienced MDE in their lifetime, 43.1 percent had their first episode of MDE before initiating inhalant use, 28.3 percent used inhalants before they had their first episode of MDE, and 28.5 percent started using inhalants and had their first episode of MDE at about the same time.
Date Added: 10/01/08
Inventory #: NSDUH08-0821