How many teens misuse anabolic steroids?

While it’s usually adults who misuse steroids, a small number of teens misuse them, often in an attempt to improve athletic performance.

The chart below shows the percentage of teens who misuse steroids.

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Steroids for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2019 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Steroids Lifetime [1.50] [1.60] 1.60
Past Year 0.80 0.80 1.00
Past Month 0.30 0.40 0.70

* Data in brackets indicate statistically significant change from the previous year.