Tobacco Use Among American Indian Youth in New Mexico: Results of the 2015 New Mexico Youth Risk & Resilience Survey


This report focuses on tobacco-related risk behaviors among middle and high school American Indian (AI) youth in New Mexico. The data comes from the 2015 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (NM YRRS). The purpose of the NM YRRS is to obtain insight into risk behaviors and protective (resiliency) factors for both middle and high school students. This statewide survey included 23,941 high school and middle school students. Among students surveyed, 4,795 identified themselves as American Indian.

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Southwestern United States; New Mexico NM