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J Adolesc Health. 2004 Dec;35(6):501-4.

Prevalence and correlates of illicit methylphenidate use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the United States, 2001.

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  • 1Substance Abuse Research Center, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-1649, USA.


The prevalence and correlates of illicit methylphenidate use were examined within a nationally representative U.S. sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. The annual prevalence of illicit methylphenidate use was 4%. Race, grade level, geographical region, grade point average, and substance use were all significantly associated with illicit methylphenidate use.

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