The recent steroid statistics are really frightening. The steroid statistics revealing immense use of steroids in sports have been greatly frustrating the professional sports industry, but the most frightening are the steroid statistics of teenagers and young students using steroids for performance enhancing and various cosmetic reasons. The steroid statistics reveal the teenagers are often using steroids to become faster, stronger, or better at performing, and to look good.
Teenager students are widely using steroids in football, baseball, swimming, wrestling, weight lifting, running, and other sports. The steroid statistics of some surveys suggest that 2.5% of high school pupils in the US have taken illegal steroids at some time. The most frightening the high risks of steroid abuse in those under the age of 18.
The steroid statistics of the study conducted from 1999 to 2001 reveal that the use of steroids among teenagers has been rising. In 1999, 2.7% of X grade and 2.9% of XII grade students reported having used steroids at least one time in their lives. The steroid statistics showed rise in steroid use in 2001, in which 3.5% of X grade and 4% of XII grade students reported having used steroids at least one time in their lives.
The racial and cultural steroid statistics reveal that Caucasian students are more likely to use steroids than African Americans, Hispanics, or those of other races. The gender based steroid statistics reveal that men use steroids overwhelmingly more than women.
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an annual survey to determine the trends and patterns of drug use among the Nation’s 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the United States. According to the MTF steroid statistics, significant reductions were noted in steroid use since 2001.
The MTF’s steroid statistics for 2006 reveal that steroid use among all three grades assessed remained almost unchanged as compared to 2005. According to MTF’s steroid statistics for 2006, 0.9 percent of 8th-graders, 1.2 percent of 10th-graders, and 1.8 percent of 12th-graders in the United States were reported using steroids.
The MTF’s steroid statistics however reveal that the perceived risk of steroid use, which is collected only for seniors, increased significantly, from 56.8 % in 2005 to 60.2 % in 2006. The disapproval of steroid use, also collected only for seniors, did not change significantly from 2005 to 2006.