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Table 2.43A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
4,191 4,222 2,513 2,614 611 603
GENDER
           
Male 2,057 2,111 1,341 1,388 383 368
Female 2,134 2,110 1,172 1,225 229 235
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 3,459 3,525 2,046 2,189 524 500
White 2,856 2,933 1,751 1,871 469 466
Black or African American 450 411 209 192 31 21
American Indian or Alaska Native 20 28 16 18 5 3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 74 78 32 59 4 2
Two or More Races 52 67 34 43 14 9
Hispanic or Latino 732 697 467 424 88 103
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 1,405 1,485 938 996 288 282
Female, White, Not Hispanic 1,451 1,448 814 876 182 184
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 225 203 124 102 24 12
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 225 207 84 90 8 8
Male, Hispanic 359 333 240 231 59 68
Female, Hispanic 373 364 228 193 28 35
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Table 2.43B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
16.5 16.6 9.9 10.3 2.4 2.4
GENDER
           
Male 15.9 16.3 10.4 10.7 3.0 2.8
Female 17.2 17.0 9.4 9.9 1.8 1.9
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 16.5 16.9 9.8 10.5 2.5 2.4
White 18.5 19.2 11.4a 12.3 3.0 3.1
Black or African American 11.6 10.5 5.4 4.9 0.8 0.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 12.2 20.5 9.9 13.2 2.9 2.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 7.0 7.6 3.0 5.7 0.3 0.2
Two or More Races 13.0 16.2 8.5 10.4 3.6 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 16.7 15.3 10.6 9.3 2.0 2.3
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 17.8 19.1 11.9 12.8 3.7 3.6
Female, White, Not Hispanic 19.3 19.4 10.8 11.7 2.4 2.5
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 11.5 10.1 6.4 5.1 1.2 0.6
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 11.8 11.0 4.4 4.8 0.4 0.4
Male, Hispanic 16.0 14.3 10.7 9.9 2.6 2.9
Female, Hispanic 17.3 16.3 10.6 8.7 1.3 1.6
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Table 2.44A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
19,783a 20,282 13,597 13,814 4,967 5,093
GENDER
           
Male 10,830 10,869 8,442 8,284 3,545 3,461
Female 8,953b 9,413 5,155b 5,531 1,422b 1,632
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,880a 17,283 11,488 11,698 4,389 4,508
White 13,651 13,987 9,668 9,920 3,933 4,075
Black or African American 2,123 2,103 1,119 1,049 255 204
American Indian or Alaska Native 100 96 82 79 29 25
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 721 763 402 396 96 84
Two or More Races 210 228 161 165 53 70
Hispanic or Latino 2,903 2,999 2,109 2,116 578 584
EDUCATION
           
< High School 3,085 3,078 2,266 2,262 704 712
High School Graduate 6,266 6,366 4,452 4,503 1,589 1,676
Some College 7,203 7,381 4,915 4,957 1,973 1,901
College Graduate 3,229 3,457 1,964 2,092 700 804
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 10,235 10,580 7,185 7,410 2,614 2,677
Part-Time 5,081 5,237 3,421 3,366 1,274 1,251
Unemployed 1,464 1,415 1,016 992 398 350
Other1 3,003 3,050 1,974 2,046 681 815
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Table 2.44B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
60.9 61.9 41.9 42.2 15.3 15.6
GENDER
           
Male 66.3 65.9 51.7 50.2 21.7 21.0
Female 55.4b 57.9 31.9a 34.0 8.8a 10.0
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 63.1 64.2 43.0 43.5 16.4 16.8
White 67.9 69.3 48.1 49.1 19.6 20.2
Black or African American 47.9 46.9 25.3 23.4 5.8 4.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 46.2 53.1 37.8 43.9 13.5 14.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 47.4 49.9 26.5 25.9 6.3 5.5
Two or More Races 61.5 65.6 47.2 47.5 15.6 20.3
Hispanic or Latino 50.5 51.5 36.7 36.3 10.0 10.0
EDUCATION
           
< High School 46.3 47.2 34.0 34.7 10.6 10.9
High School Graduate 55.8 56.5 39.7 40.0 14.2 14.9
Some College 68.8 69.5 47.0 46.7 18.9 17.9
College Graduate 78.0 79.8 47.4 48.3 16.9 18.6
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 66.7 67.1 46.9 47.0 17.0 17.0
Part-Time 61.6 63.3 41.5 40.7 15.5 15.1
Unemployed 56.9 56.7 39.5 39.8 15.5 14.0
Other1 47.4 49.3 31.2 33.1 10.8a 13.2
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Table 2.45A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
102,054 100,805 38,980 40,147 10,457 11,251
GENDER
           
Male 55,610 55,045 26,242 27,627 8,245 8,946
Female 46,444 45,759 12,738 12,520 2,212 2,305
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 92,012 90,542 33,945 34,707 9,318 10,038
White 78,298 77,090 27,819 28,815 8,083 8,544
Black or African American 9,082 9,143 4,485 4,316 928 1,111
American Indian or Alaska Native 417 * 317 * * 83
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 3,063 2,799 855 764 103 160
Two or More Races 971 945 347 393 78 86
Hispanic or Latino 10,042 10,263 5,035 5,440 1,139 1,213
EDUCATION
           
< High School 10,027 10,297 6,011 6,240 1,455 1,790
High School Graduate 28,211 28,165 12,769 13,389 3,529 3,927
Some College 26,499 25,676 9,946 9,952 2,826 2,566
College Graduate 37,318 36,667 10,254 10,566 2,647 2,968
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 65,952 64,849 27,730 28,653 7,564 8,156
Part-Time 11,491 11,339 3,735 3,441 1,015 854
Unemployed 2,834a 2,260 1,317 1,418 394 508
Other1 21,777 22,356 6,197 6,635 1,484 1,733
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Table 2.45B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
55.1a 53.7 21.0 21.4 5.6 6.0
GENDER
           
Male 62.7 61.2 29.6 30.7 9.3 10.0
Female 48.0 46.7 13.2 12.8 2.3 2.4
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 56.3 54.9 20.8 21.1 5.7 6.1
White 59.2 58.0 21.0 21.7 6.1 6.4
Black or African American 44.7 44.1 22.1 20.8 4.6 5.4
American Indian or Alaska Native 47.1 * 35.8 * * 9.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 40.6 36.2 11.3 9.9 1.4 2.1
Two or More Races 52.0 50.4 18.6 21.0 4.2 4.6
Hispanic or Latino 45.7 44.5 22.9 23.6 5.2 5.3
EDUCATION
           
< High School 34.5 34.2 20.7 20.7 5.0 5.9
High School Graduate 49.2 48.7 22.3 23.2 6.2 6.8
Some College 59.2 57.5 22.2 22.3 6.3 5.7
College Graduate 68.7a 66.3 18.9 19.1 4.9 5.4
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 62.7 61.3 26.3 27.1 7.2 7.7
Part-Time 57.1 55.0 18.6 16.7 5.0 4.1
Unemployed 56.3 49.6 26.2 31.1 7.8 11.1
Other1 39.6 39.3 11.3 11.7 2.7 3.0
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Table 2.46A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
121,837 121,087 52,577 53,961 15,424 16,344
GENDER
           
Male 66,440 65,914 34,684 35,910 11,790 12,407
Female 55,397 55,173 17,893 18,051 3,634 3,937
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 108,892 107,825 45,433 46,405 13,708 14,546
White 91,949 91,076 37,487 38,736 12,017 12,619
Black or African American 11,206 11,246 5,604 5,366 1,183 1,315
American Indian or Alaska Native 517 431 399 364 141 108
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * 177 221 37a 104
Asian 3,784 3,562 1,257 1,160 199 244
Two or More Races 1,182 1,173 508 558 132 156
Hispanic or Latino 12,945 13,262 7,144 7,556 1,717 1,797
EDUCATION
           
< High School 13,112 13,375 8,277 8,502 2,160 2,502
High School Graduate 34,477 34,531 17,221 17,892 5,118 5,603
Some College 33,702 33,057 14,861 14,909 4,799 4,467
College Graduate 40,546 40,124 12,218 12,658 3,347 3,772
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 76,187 75,429 34,915 36,063 10,178 10,833
Part-Time 16,572 16,576 7,157 6,807 2,289 2,106
Unemployed 4,298a 3,675 2,334 2,410 792 857
Other1 24,780 25,406 8,172 8,681 2,165 2,548
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Table 2.46B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 The Other Employment category includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in the labor force.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
55.9 54.9 24.1 24.5 7.1 7.4
GENDER
           
Male 63.3 62.0 33.0 33.8 11.2 11.7
Female 49.1 48.3 15.8 15.8 3.2 3.4
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 57.3 56.2 23.9 24.2 7.2 7.6
White 60.3 59.5 24.6 25.3 7.9 8.2
Black or African American 45.3 44.6 22.7 21.3 4.8 5.2
American Indian or Alaska Native 46.9 39.3 36.2 33.2 12.8 9.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * 28.2 26.8 5.9 12.6
Asian 41.8 38.5 13.9 12.5 2.2 2.6
Two or More Races 53.4 52.8 23.0 25.1 6.0 7.0
Hispanic or Latino 46.7 45.9 25.8 26.2 6.2 6.2
EDUCATION
           
< High School 36.7 36.5 23.2 23.2 6.0 6.8
High School Graduate 50.3 50.0 25.1 25.9 7.5 8.1
Some College 61.0 59.8 26.9 27.0 8.7 8.1
College Graduate 69.4a 67.3 20.9 21.2 5.7 6.3
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
           
Full-Time 63.2 62.0 29.0 29.7 8.4 8.9
Part-Time 58.4 57.4 25.2 23.6 8.1 7.3
Unemployed 56.5 52.1 30.7 34.2 10.4 12.2
Other1 40.4 40.3 13.3 13.8 3.5 4.0
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Table 2.47A (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 172,217 173,904 84,958 86,034 71,519 72,878
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 32,504 32,073 15,530 15,058 12,941 12,450
New England 8,820 8,767 3,969 3,777 3,295 3,168
Middle Atlantic 23,685 23,305 11,560 11,281 9,646 9,282
Midwest 40,586 39,911 21,077 20,752 18,012 17,628
East North Central 27,974 27,588 14,557 14,566 12,518 12,317
West North Central 12,612 12,323 6,519 6,186 5,494 5,311
South 61,944a 63,589 31,471 32,901 27,032a 28,698
South Atlantic 32,377a 33,637 15,469 16,180 13,354 13,938
East South Central 10,988 11,126 6,048 6,216 5,265 5,518
West South Central 18,579 18,826 9,954 10,504 8,413a 9,241
West 37,184 38,331 16,880 17,324 13,534 14,102
Mountain 11,797 11,975 5,440 5,850 4,481 4,767
Pacific 25,387 26,356 11,441 11,474 9,053 9,335
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 90,327 91,736 43,108 43,844 35,562 36,330
Small Metro 51,563 50,556 25,562 25,534 21,883 21,768
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 34,347 32,816 16,769 16,516 14,262 13,997
< 250K Pop. 17,216 17,740 8,793 9,018 7,620 7,771
Nonmetro 30,328 31,612 16,288 16,656 14,074 14,780
Urbanized 11,354 12,058 6,180 6,044 5,358 5,244
Less Urbanized 15,444 16,094 8,442 8,640 7,352 7,741
Completely Rural 3,530 3,461 1,665 1,972 1,364 1,796
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Table 2.47B (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 70.8 70.7 34.9 35.0 29.4 29.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 71.2 69.9 34.0 32.8 28.4 27.2
New England 73.7 72.9 33.2 31.4 27.5 26.4
Middle Atlantic 70.4 68.9 34.3 33.3 28.7 27.4
Midwest 74.4a 73.0 38.7 37.9 33.0 32.2
East North Central 73.4 72.1 38.2 38.1 32.8 32.2
West North Central 76.8 75.0 39.7 37.6 33.5 32.3
South 70.7 71.5 35.9 37.0 30.9 32.2
South Atlantic 70.2 71.5 33.6 34.4 29.0 29.6
East South Central 75.6 76.1 41.6 42.5 36.2 37.8
West South Central 68.9 68.9 36.9 38.4 31.2 33.8
West 67.0 67.9 30.4 30.7 24.4 25.0
Mountain 71.8 71.0 33.1 34.7 27.3 28.2
Pacific 65.1 66.6 29.3 29.0 23.2 23.6
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 68.9 68.8 32.9 32.9 27.1 27.3
Small Metro 72.0 71.6 35.7 36.2 30.6 30.8
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 72.0 70.7 35.1 35.6 29.9 30.2
< 250K Pop. 72.0 73.2 36.8 37.2 31.9 32.1
Nonmetro 74.8 75.0 40.2 39.5 34.7 35.1
Urbanized 73.8 73.5 40.2 36.9 34.8 32.0
Less Urbanized 75.7 76.1 41.4 40.8 36.0 36.6
Completely Rural 74.1 75.3 35.0a 42.9 28.6b 39.1
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Table 2.48A (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 7,795 7,565 5,365 5,295 3,324 3,282
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 1,369 1,293 977 979 623 610
New England 351 334 258 254 164 169
Middle Atlantic 1,018 959 719 725 459 441
Midwest 1,814 1,718 1,255 1,199 821 784
East North Central 1,246 1,183 845 816 542 533
West North Central 568 536 410 382 280 251
South 2,972 2,935 1,974 1,999 1,225 1,206
South Atlantic 1,460 1,387 972 941 620 555
East South Central 550 602 380 410 238 264
West South Central 962 946 622 648 366 388
West 1,640 1,618 1,158 1,119 656 682
Mountain 597 551 436 394 245 236
Pacific 1,043 1,067 722 725 411 446
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 3,752 3,739 2,595 2,631 1,584 1,623
Small Metro 2,360 2,303 1,602 1,626 988 1,012
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 1,552 1,465 1,064 1,036 660 632
< 250K Pop. 807 838 539 591 328 379
Nonmetro 1,683a 1,523 1,167 1,037 752a 647
Urbanized 577 567 393 392 258 243
Less Urbanized 883 779 618 530 395 331
Completely Rural 223 177 156 115 99 74
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Table 2.48B (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 30.7 29.8 21.2 20.9 13.1 12.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 30.1 28.7 21.5 21.7 13.7 13.5
New England 29.9 28.7 22.0 21.8 13.9 14.5
Middle Atlantic 30.2 28.6 21.3 21.6 13.6 13.2
Midwest 32.0 30.3 22.2 21.1 14.5 13.8
East North Central 31.0 29.7 21.1 20.5 13.5 13.4
West North Central 34.4 31.7 24.8 22.6 16.9 14.9
South 32.8 32.1 21.8 21.8 13.5 13.2
South Atlantic 31.5 29.8 21.0 20.2 13.4 11.9
East South Central 37.9 40.5 26.2 27.6 16.4 17.8
West South Central 32.3 31.4 20.9 21.5 12.3 12.8
West 27.0 26.7 19.1 18.5 10.8 11.3
Mountain 33.9 30.7 24.8 21.9 13.9 13.2
Pacific 24.2 25.0 16.7 17.0 9.5 10.5
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 27.5 27.3 19.0 19.2 11.6 11.8
Small Metro 31.6 30.5 21.5 21.5 13.2 13.4
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 30.4 28.9 20.9 20.4 12.9 12.5
< 250K Pop. 34.2 33.7 22.8 23.8 13.9 15.3
Nonmetro 39.8a 36.9 27.6 25.1 17.8 15.7
Urbanized 36.5 34.0 24.9 23.5 16.3 14.6
Less Urbanized 41.2 39.2 28.9 26.7 18.4 16.6
Completely Rural 44.3 37.7 31.0 24.6 19.7 15.7
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Table 2.49A (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 23,496 23,525 17,637 17,695 14,382 14,396
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 4,087 4,184 3,079 3,203 2,545 2,605
New England 1,092 1,148 842 900 687 732
Middle Atlantic 2,995 3,036 2,237 2,304 1,859 1,874
Midwest 5,722 5,635 4,400 4,405 3,597 3,680
East North Central 3,897 3,908 2,995 3,057 2,450 2,540
West North Central 1,825a 1,727 1,405 1,348 1,147 1,140
South 8,413 8,373 6,348 6,276 5,315 5,225
South Atlantic 4,132 4,187 3,102 3,090 2,561 2,578
East South Central 1,465 1,457 1,115 1,161 969 981
West South Central 2,815 2,728 2,130 2,025 1,785 1,665
West 5,275 5,333 3,810 3,811 2,924 2,886
Mountain 1,696 1,677 1,204 1,225 966 981
Pacific 3,579 3,657 2,607 2,586 1,958 1,905
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 12,003 12,193 8,954 8,987 7,183 7,220
Small Metro 7,616 7,399 5,707 5,609 4,693 4,519
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 4,892 4,844 3,649 3,660 2,988 2,920
< 250K Pop. 2,725 2,555 2,058 1,949 1,705 1,600
Nonmetro 3,877 3,933 2,975 3,099 2,506 2,657
Urbanized 1,636 1,648 1,224 1,275 1,019 1,068
Less Urbanized 1,846 1,897 1,440 1,510 1,236 1,304
Completely Rural 395 388 311 314 251 285
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Table 2.49B (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 72.3 71.9 54.3 54.0 44.3 44.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 71.6 71.4 53.9 54.6 44.6 44.4
New England 73.1 75.2 56.3 59.0 46.0 48.0
Middle Atlantic 71.1 70.0 53.1 53.1 44.1 43.2
Midwest 76.8 76.3 59.1 59.7 48.3 49.8
East North Central 76.1 76.6 58.5 59.9 47.8 49.8
West North Central 78.4 75.7 60.4 59.1 49.3 50.0
South 71.9 71.7 54.2 53.7 45.4 44.7
South Atlantic 70.9 71.3 53.2 52.6 43.9 43.9
East South Central 75.2 76.9 57.2 61.3 49.7 51.8
West South Central 71.7 69.7 54.3 51.7 45.5 42.5
West 69.2 68.3 50.0 48.8 38.4 36.9
Mountain 72.3 71.2 51.3 52.0 41.2 41.7
Pacific 67.8 67.0 49.4 47.4 37.1 34.9
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 69.7 69.5 52.0 51.2 41.7 41.1
Small Metro 73.8 73.1 55.3 55.4 45.5 44.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 72.2 72.6 53.8 54.8 44.1 43.7
< 250K Pop. 76.9 74.1 58.1 56.5 48.1 46.4
Nonmetro 78.3 77.7 60.1 61.2 50.6 52.5
Urbanized 77.7 77.0 58.1 59.6 48.4 49.9
Less Urbanized 78.4 78.5 61.1 62.5 52.5 54.0
Completely Rural 80.5 76.5 63.3 61.9 51.0 56.1
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Table 2.50A (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 140,926 142,814 61,957 63,044 53,813 55,200
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 27,048 26,595 11,474 10,876 9,773 9,235
New England 7,377 7,285 2,869 2,623 2,445 2,267
Middle Atlantic 19,671 19,310 8,605 8,253 7,329 6,968
Midwest 33,050 32,558 15,422 15,149 13,594 13,164
East North Central 22,831 22,497 10,717 10,693 9,526 9,245
West North Central 10,219 10,061 4,704 4,456 4,068 3,919
South 50,559b 52,281 23,149a 24,625 20,492a 22,267
South Atlantic 26,784a 28,062 11,395 12,149 10,172 10,805
East South Central 8,973 9,068 4,553 4,645 4,057 4,273
West South Central 14,802 15,151 7,201 7,831 6,262b 7,188
West 30,269 31,380 11,912 12,395 9,954 10,534
Mountain 9,505 9,747 3,800 4,231 3,269 3,550
Pacific 20,764 21,633 8,112 8,164 6,684 6,985
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 74,571 75,805 31,559 32,226 26,795 27,487
Small Metro 41,587 40,854 18,252 18,299 16,202 16,237
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 27,903 26,507 12,056 11,820 10,614 10,445
< 250K Pop. 13,683 14,347 6,196 6,479 5,588 5,792
Nonmetro 24,768 26,156 12,146 12,520 10,816 11,476
Urbanized 9,141 9,842 4,563 4,377 4,081 3,933
Less Urbanized 12,715 13,418 6,384 6,600 5,721 6,105
Completely Rural 2,912 2,896 1,198 1,543 1,014a 1,438
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Table 2.50B (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 76.0 76.0 33.4 33.6 29.0 29.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 76.5 75.0 32.4 30.7 27.6 26.0
New England 79.4 78.1 30.9 28.1 26.3 24.3
Middle Atlantic 75.4 73.9 33.0 31.6 28.1 26.7
Midwest 79.8 78.2 37.2 36.4 32.8 31.6
East North Central 78.8 77.1 37.0 36.6 32.9 31.7
West North Central 82.2 80.7 37.8 35.8 32.7 31.5
South 75.7 76.7 34.6 36.1 30.7 32.7
South Atlantic 75.2 76.8 32.0 33.3 28.5 29.6
East South Central 80.6 80.7 40.9 41.3 36.4 38.0
West South Central 73.8 74.3 35.9 38.4 31.2a 35.2
West 72.5 73.6 28.5 29.1 23.8 24.7
Mountain 77.1 76.6 30.8 33.2 26.5 27.9
Pacific 70.6 72.4 27.6 27.3 22.7 23.4
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 74.4 74.3 31.5 31.6 26.7 26.9
Small Metro 77.3 77.2 33.9 34.6 30.1 30.7
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 77.9 76.5 33.6 34.1 29.6 30.1
< 250K Pop. 76.0 78.4 34.4 35.4 31.0 31.7
Nonmetro 79.0 79.4 38.7 38.0 34.5 34.8
Urbanized 78.2 78.2 39.0a 34.8 34.9 31.2
Less Urbanized 79.9 80.1 40.1 39.4 36.0 36.5
Completely Rural 77.2 80.0 31.8a 42.6 26.9b 39.7
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Table 2.51A (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 164,422 166,339 79,593 80,739 68,195 69,596
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 31,135 30,779 14,553 14,079 12,318 11,840
New England 8,469 8,433 3,711 3,523 3,131 2,999
Middle Atlantic 22,666 22,346 10,842 10,556 9,187 8,842
Midwest 38,772 38,193 19,822 19,553 17,191 16,844
East North Central 26,728 26,405 13,712 13,750 11,976 11,785
West North Central 12,044 11,788 6,109 5,804 5,215 5,059
South 58,972a 60,654 29,497 30,902 25,807a 27,491
South Atlantic 30,917a 32,250 14,497 15,239 12,733 13,383
East South Central 10,438 10,525 5,668 5,806 5,027 5,254
West South Central 17,617 17,879 9,332 9,856 8,047a 8,854
West 35,544a 36,714 15,722 16,206 12,878 13,420
Mountain 11,200 11,424 5,004 5,456 4,236 4,531
Pacific 24,344 25,290 10,718 10,749 8,642 8,889
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 86,574 87,997 40,513 41,212 33,978 34,707
Small Metro 49,203 48,254 23,960 23,908 20,895 20,756
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 32,795 31,351 15,705 15,481 13,602 13,365
< 250K Pop. 16,408 16,902 8,255 8,428 7,293 7,391
Nonmetro 28,645 30,089 15,121 15,619 13,322 14,133
Urbanized 10,777 11,490 5,787 5,652 5,100 5,001
Less Urbanized 14,561 15,314 7,824 8,110 6,958 7,410
Completely Rural 3,307 3,284 1,509 1,857 1,265a 1,723
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Table 2.51B (REVISED) – Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Tobacco Products include cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Tobacco Product use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 75.5 75.4 36.5 36.6 31.3 31.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 75.8 74.5 35.4 34.1 30.0 28.6
New England 78.5 77.7 34.4 32.4 29.0 27.6
Middle Atlantic 74.8 73.3 35.8 34.6 30.3 29.0
Midwest 79.4 77.9 40.6 39.9 35.2 34.4
East North Central 78.4 77.0 40.2 40.1 35.1 34.4
West North Central 81.6 80.0 41.4 39.4 35.3 34.3
South 75.1 76.0 37.6 38.7 32.9 34.4
South Atlantic 74.6 76.1 35.0 35.9 30.7 31.6
East South Central 79.8 80.2 43.3 44.2 38.4 40.0
West South Central 73.5 73.5 38.9 40.5 33.6 36.4
West 72.0 72.8 31.8 32.1 26.1 26.6
Mountain 76.3 75.7 34.1 36.2 28.9 30.0
Pacific 70.1 71.6 30.9 30.4 24.9 25.2
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 73.7 73.6 34.5 34.5 28.9 29.0
Small Metro 76.7 76.5 37.4 37.9 32.6 32.9
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 77.0 75.9 36.9 37.5 31.9 32.3
< 250K Pop. 76.2 77.7 38.3 38.8 33.9 34.0
Nonmetro 78.9 79.1 41.6 41.1 36.7 37.2
Urbanized 78.1 78.0 41.9 38.4 37.0 33.9
Less Urbanized 79.7 79.9 42.9 42.3 38.1 38.7
Completely Rural 77.6 79.5 35.4a 45.0 29.7b 41.7
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Table 2.52A (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 161,863 162,951 70,832 71,694 60,532 61,568
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 30,722 30,158 12,982 12,473 11,189 10,557
New England 8,250 8,217 3,254 3,131 2,817 2,647
Middle Atlantic 22,472 21,941 9,728 9,341 8,371 7,910
Midwest 38,439a 37,429 17,694 17,431 15,305 15,010
East North Central 26,475 25,869 12,245 12,303 10,735 10,552
West North Central 11,963 11,560 5,450 5,127 4,570 4,458
South 57,786a 59,489 26,119 27,363 22,403a 24,012
South Atlantic 30,266a 31,613 12,824 13,411 11,180 11,738
East South Central 10,242 10,333 4,958 5,126 4,288 4,537
West South Central 17,278 17,543 8,337 8,826 6,936a 7,736
West 34,917 35,875 14,037 14,428 11,636 11,990
Mountain 11,052 11,304 4,459 4,762 3,777 4,020
Pacific 23,865 24,571 9,578 9,666 7,859 7,970
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 84,817 86,058 36,017 36,574 30,535 31,079
Small Metro 48,468 47,562 21,359 21,542 18,403 18,570
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 32,285 31,027 13,901 14,006 11,923 12,011
< 250K Pop. 16,183 16,535 7,457 7,536 6,480 6,559
Nonmetro 28,579 29,331 13,456 13,578 11,594 11,919
Urbanized 10,629 11,148 5,081 5,015 4,490 4,355
Less Urbanized 14,605 15,095 6,969 7,030 5,995 6,182
Completely Rural 3,345 3,088 1,407 1,533 1,109 1,381
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Table 2.52B (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 66.6 66.2 29.1 29.1 24.9 25.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 67.3 65.8 28.5 27.2 24.5 23.0
New England 69.0 68.3 27.2 26.0 23.5 22.0
Middle Atlantic 66.7 64.9 28.9 27.6 24.9 23.4
Midwest 70.5b 68.4 32.5 31.9 28.1 27.4
East North Central 69.5a 67.6 32.1 32.2 28.2 27.6
West North Central 72.9 70.3 33.2 31.2 27.8 27.1
South 66.0 66.8 29.8 30.7 25.6 27.0
South Atlantic 65.6 67.2 27.8 28.5 24.2 24.9
East South Central 70.5 70.7 34.1 35.1 29.5 31.0
West South Central 64.1 64.2 30.9 32.3 25.7a 28.3
West 63.0 63.5 25.3 25.5 21.0 21.2
Mountain 67.2 67.0 27.1 28.2 23.0 23.8
Pacific 61.1 62.0 24.5 24.4 20.1 20.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 64.7 64.6 27.5 27.4 23.3 23.3
Small Metro 67.7 67.3 29.8 30.5 25.7 26.3
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 67.7 66.9 29.1 30.2 25.0 25.9
< 250K Pop. 67.7 68.3 31.2 31.1 27.1 27.1
Nonmetro 70.5 69.6 33.2 32.2 28.6 28.3
Urbanized 69.1 68.0 33.0 30.6 29.2 26.6
Less Urbanized 71.6 71.4 34.2 33.2 29.4 29.2
Completely Rural 70.2 67.2 29.5 33.3 23.3a 30.0
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Table 2.53A (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 6,781 6,565 4,387 4,325 2,733 2,642
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 1,196 1,089 793 762 522 482
New England 294 274 198 183 129 124
Middle Atlantic 902 815 595 579 393 358
Midwest 1,582 1,516 1,046 991 689 650
East North Central 1,086 1,048 695 673 457 440
West North Central 496 468 352 318 232 210
South 2,618 2,538 1,633 1,641 984 961
South Atlantic 1,305 1,203 822 783 503 449
East South Central 463 519 292 323 192 200
West South Central 850 816 519 534 289 313
West 1,386 1,422 915 932 538 549
Mountain 507 484 340 320 200 193
Pacific 878 939 575 612 338 356
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 3,251 3,243 2,122 2,171 1,325 1,329
Small Metro 2,046 1,992 1,277 1,319 794 824
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 1,351 1,269 864 833 538 515
< 250K Pop. 695 723 414 486 257 309
Nonmetro 1,485a 1,330 988a 835 614b 489
Urbanized 508 500 335 320 221 188
Less Urbanized 785a 676 519a 422 314a 246
Completely Rural 192 154 133 93 79 56
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Table 2.53B (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 26.7 25.9 17.3 17.0 10.8 10.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 26.3 24.1 17.4 16.9 11.5 10.7
New England 25.0 23.5 16.8 15.7 11.0 10.7
Middle Atlantic 26.8 24.3 17.7 17.3 11.7 10.7
Midwest 27.9 26.7 18.5 17.5 12.2 11.5
East North Central 27.1 26.3 17.3 16.9 11.4 11.1
West North Central 30.0 27.7 21.3 18.8 14.0 12.4
South 28.9 27.7 18.0 17.9 10.9 10.5
South Atlantic 28.1 25.9 17.7 16.8 10.8 9.6
East South Central 32.0 34.9 20.2 21.8 13.2 13.5
West South Central 28.5 27.1 17.4 17.7 9.7 10.4
West 22.8 23.5 15.0 15.4 8.9 9.1
Mountain 28.8 27.0 19.3 17.8 11.4 10.7
Pacific 20.3 22.0 13.3 14.3 7.8 8.4
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 23.8 23.7 15.5 15.8 9.7 9.7
Small Metro 27.4 26.4 17.1 17.5 10.6 10.9
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 26.5 25.0 16.9 16.4 10.5 10.1
< 250K Pop. 29.4 29.1 17.5 19.6 10.9 12.5
Nonmetro 35.1a 32.2 23.4b 20.2 14.5b 11.9
Urbanized 32.1 29.9 21.2 19.1 14.0 11.2
Less Urbanized 36.6 34.0 24.2 21.3 14.6 12.4
Completely Rural 38.2 32.9 26.4 19.8 15.7 11.9
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Table 2.54A (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 21,879 21,808 15,348 15,403 12,667 12,595
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 3,822 3,880 2,709 2,759 2,245 2,281
New England 1,000 1,056 715 769 584 644
Middle Atlantic 2,823 2,824 1,994 1,990 1,661 1,637
Midwest 5,293 5,167 3,750 3,821 3,146 3,227
East North Central 3,603 3,599 2,550 2,655 2,153 2,232
West North Central 1,690a 1,568 1,200 1,166 993 995
South 7,863 7,858 5,615 5,530 4,692 4,580
South Atlantic 3,855 3,937 2,744 2,692 2,259 2,249
East South Central 1,377 1,354 976 1,034 850 870
West South Central 2,631 2,567 1,895 1,804 1,583 1,461
West 4,901 4,903 3,274 3,294 2,585 2,507
Mountain 1,572 1,561 1,016 1,070 845 866
Pacific 3,329 3,342 2,258 2,224 1,739 1,641
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 11,140 11,311 7,841 7,811 6,383 6,323
Small Metro 7,102 6,835 4,906 4,857 4,082 3,960
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 4,571 4,491 3,140 3,173 2,623 2,592
< 250K Pop. 2,530 2,343 1,766 1,684 1,460 1,368
Nonmetro 3,637 3,662 2,601 2,736 2,201 2,312
Urbanized 1,529 1,513 1,078 1,119 908 934
Less Urbanized 1,729 1,796 1,243 1,341 1,070 1,129
Completely Rural 379 353 280 277 223 249
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Table 2.54B (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 67.3 66.6 47.2 47.0 39.0 38.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 66.9 66.2 47.4 47.1 39.3 38.9
New England 66.9 69.2 47.9 50.4 39.1 42.2
Middle Atlantic 67.0 65.1 47.3 45.9 39.4 37.7
Midwest 71.1 70.0 50.3 51.8 42.2 43.7
East North Central 70.3 70.5 49.8 52.0 42.0 43.7
West North Central 72.6 68.7 51.6 51.1 42.7 43.6
South 67.2 67.3 48.0 47.3 40.1 39.2
South Atlantic 66.1 67.0 47.1 45.8 38.7 38.3
East South Central 70.7 71.5 50.1 54.6 43.6 45.9
West South Central 67.0 65.6 48.3 46.1 40.3 37.3
West 64.3 62.8 43.0 42.2 33.9 32.1
Mountain 67.0 66.3 43.3 45.4 36.0 36.8
Pacific 63.1 61.3 42.8 40.8 33.0 30.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 64.7 64.5 45.5 44.5 37.1 36.0
Small Metro 68.8 67.5 47.5 48.0 39.6 39.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 67.5 67.3 46.3 47.5 38.7 38.8
< 250K Pop. 71.4 67.9 49.9 48.8 41.2 39.6
Nonmetro 73.4 72.3 52.5 54.0 44.4 45.7
Urbanized 72.6 70.7 51.2 52.3 43.1 43.7
Less Urbanized 73.4 74.3 52.8 55.5 45.4 46.7
Completely Rural 77.1a 69.6 57.0 54.5 45.3 49.1
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Table 2.55A (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 133,203 134,578 51,098 51,965 45,133 46,331
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 25,704 25,189 9,481 8,952 8,422 7,794
New England 6,957 6,887 2,341 2,180 2,105 1,879
Middle Atlantic 18,747 18,302 7,140 6,772 6,318 5,915
Midwest 31,564a 30,746 12,898 12,619 11,470 11,133
East North Central 21,786 21,222 9,000 8,975 8,125 7,880
West North Central 9,778 9,524 3,898 3,644 3,345 3,253
South 47,304a 49,094 18,871a 20,192 16,728b 18,470
South Atlantic 25,106a 26,474 9,259 9,936 8,418 9,041
East South Central 8,401 8,459 3,689 3,768 3,246 3,467
West South Central 13,797 14,160 5,923 6,488 5,063b 5,963
West 28,630 29,550 9,848 10,202 8,513 8,934
Mountain 8,973 9,260 3,103 3,372 2,731 2,961
Pacific 19,657 20,290 6,745 6,831 5,781 5,973
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 70,426 71,504 26,055 26,592 22,827 23,427
Small Metro 39,320 38,735 15,175 15,366 13,526 13,786
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 26,362 25,267 9,897 10,000 8,762 8,904
< 250K Pop. 12,958 13,469 5,278 5,366 4,764 4,882
Nonmetro 23,457 24,339 9,868 10,007 8,779 9,118
Urbanized 8,593 9,135 3,667 3,577 3,361 3,234
Less Urbanized 12,091 12,623 5,207 5,267 4,611 4,807
Completely Rural 2,774 2,580 994 1,163 807 1,077
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Table 2.55B (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 71.9 71.6 27.6 27.7 24.3 24.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 72.7 71.0 26.8 25.2 23.8 22.0
New England 74.8 73.8 25.2 23.4 22.6 20.1
Middle Atlantic 71.9 70.0 27.4 25.9 24.2 22.6
Midwest 76.2a 73.8 31.1 30.3 27.7 26.7
East North Central 75.2a 72.7 31.1 30.8 28.0 27.0
West North Central 78.6 76.4 31.3 29.2 26.9 26.1
South 70.8 72.0 28.2 29.6 25.0a 27.1
South Atlantic 70.4 72.5 26.0 27.2 23.6 24.8
East South Central 75.4 75.3 33.1 33.5 29.2 30.9
West South Central 68.8 69.4 29.5 31.8 25.2a 29.2
West 68.6 69.3 23.6 23.9 20.4 21.0
Mountain 72.8 72.7 25.2 26.5 22.2 23.3
Pacific 66.8 67.9 22.9 22.9 19.6 20.0
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 70.3 70.1 26.0 26.1 22.8 23.0
Small Metro 73.0 73.2 28.2 29.0 25.1 26.0
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 73.6 72.9 27.6 28.9 24.5 25.7
< 250K Pop. 72.0 73.6 29.3 29.3 26.5 26.7
Nonmetro 74.8 73.8 31.5 30.4 28.0 27.7
Urbanized 73.5 72.6 31.4 28.4 28.7 25.7
Less Urbanized 76.0 75.4 32.7 31.4 29.0 28.7
Completely Rural 73.6 71.3 26.4 32.1 21.4a 29.7
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Table 2.56A (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 155,082 156,386 66,446 67,368 57,799 58,926
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 29,526 29,069 12,189 11,711 10,667 10,075
New England 7,957 7,943 3,056 2,949 2,689 2,523
Middle Atlantic 21,570 21,126 9,133 8,762 7,978 7,552
Midwest 36,857a 35,913 16,648 16,440 14,616 14,360
East North Central 25,389 24,821 11,550 11,631 10,278 10,112
West North Central 11,468 11,092 5,098 4,809 4,338 4,248
South 55,168a 56,951 24,486 25,722 21,419a 23,050
South Atlantic 28,961a 30,411 12,003 12,627 10,677 11,290
East South Central 9,778 9,814 4,666 4,802 4,096 4,337
West South Central 16,428 16,727 7,818 8,292 6,646a 7,424
West 33,531 34,453 13,122 13,496 11,097 11,441
Mountain 10,545 10,821 4,119 4,442 3,577 3,827
Pacific 22,986 23,632 9,004 9,054 7,521 7,614
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 81,566 82,815 33,896 34,402 29,211 29,750
Small Metro 46,422 45,570 20,081 20,223 17,608 17,746
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 30,934 29,758 13,037 13,173 11,385 11,497
< 250K Pop. 15,488 15,812 7,044 7,049 6,223 6,249
Nonmetro 27,094 28,001 12,469 12,743 10,980 11,430
Urbanized 10,121 10,648 4,745 4,695 4,269 4,168
Less Urbanized 13,820 14,420 6,449 6,608 5,681 5,936
Completely Rural 3,152 2,934 1,274 1,440 1,030 1,325
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Table 2.56B (REVISED) – Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 71.2 70.9 30.5 30.5 26.5 26.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 71.9 70.3 29.7 28.3 26.0 24.4
New England 73.7 73.2 28.3 27.2 24.9 23.2
Middle Atlantic 71.2 69.3 30.1 28.7 26.3 24.8
Midwest 75.4b 73.2 34.1 33.5 29.9 29.3
East North Central 74.5a 72.4 33.9 33.9 30.1 29.5
West North Central 77.7 75.2 34.5 32.6 29.4 28.8
South 70.2 71.3 31.2 32.2 27.3 28.9
South Atlantic 69.8 71.7 28.9 29.8 25.7 26.6
East South Central 74.7 74.8 35.7 36.6 31.3 33.0
West South Central 68.5 68.8 32.6 34.1 27.7a 30.5
West 67.9 68.3 26.6 26.8 22.5 22.7
Mountain 71.8 71.7 28.1 29.4 24.4 25.4
Pacific 66.2 66.9 25.9 25.6 21.7 21.5
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 69.5 69.3 28.9 28.8 24.9 24.9
Small Metro 72.4 72.3 31.3 32.1 27.5 28.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 72.6 72.0 30.6 31.9 26.7 27.8
< 250K Pop. 71.9 72.7 32.7 32.4 28.9 28.7
Nonmetro 74.6 73.6 34.3 33.5 30.2 30.1
Urbanized 73.4 72.3 34.4 31.9 30.9 28.3
Less Urbanized 75.7 75.2 35.3 34.5 31.1 31.0
Completely Rural 74.0 71.1 29.9 34.9 24.2a 32.1
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Table 2.57A (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 44,793 45,798 10,442 11,302 7,682 8,226
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 6,117 6,448 1,278 1,260 847 814
New England 1,597 1,719 274 316 166 195
Middle Atlantic 4,520 4,729 1,004 944 681 618
Midwest 11,813 11,059 2,861 2,881 2,087 2,071
East North Central 7,499 7,138 1,721 1,804 1,240 1,281
West North Central 4,314 3,921 1,141 1,078 848 790
South 17,509 18,441 4,713 4,979 3,612 3,837
South Atlantic 8,124 8,784 2,002 2,150 1,472 1,660
East South Central 3,656 3,792 1,156 1,113 938 899
West South Central 5,729 5,865 1,555 1,716 1,202 1,279
West 9,354 9,850 1,590b 2,181 1,135a 1,504
Mountain 3,629 3,744 774a 982 564 672
Pacific 5,725 6,106 816b 1,199 571a 832
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 19,065 20,082 3,379a 3,988 2,277 2,615
Small Metro 14,965 14,206 3,670 3,631 2,640 2,621
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 9,207 8,719 2,117 2,076 1,553 1,501
< 250K Pop. 5,757 5,487 1,554 1,555 1,087 1,120
Nonmetro 10,763 11,510 3,393 3,683 2,765 2,990
Urbanized 3,887 4,083 1,167 1,139 978 894
Less Urbanized 5,597 6,025 1,803 2,004 1,416 1,637
Completely Rural 1,279 1,402 423 540 371 458
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Table 2.57B (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 18.4 18.6 4.3 4.6 3.2 3.3
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 13.4 14.1 2.8 2.7 1.9 1.8
New England 13.3 14.3 2.3 2.6 1.4 1.6
Middle Atlantic 13.4 14.0 3.0 2.8 2.0 1.8
Midwest 21.7a 20.2 5.2 5.3 3.8 3.8
East North Central 19.7 18.7 4.5 4.7 3.3 3.3
West North Central 26.3 23.9 6.9 6.6 5.2 4.8
South 20.0 20.7 5.4 5.6 4.1 4.3
South Atlantic 17.6 18.7 4.3 4.6 3.2 3.5
East South Central 25.2 25.9 8.0 7.6 6.5 6.2
West South Central 21.2 21.5 5.8 6.3 4.5 4.7
West 16.9 17.4 2.9b 3.9 2.0a 2.7
Mountain 22.1 22.2 4.7 5.8 3.4 4.0
Pacific 14.7 15.4 2.1a 3.0 1.5a 2.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 14.5 15.1 2.6a 3.0 1.7 2.0
Small Metro 20.9 20.1 5.1 5.1 3.7 3.7
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 19.3 18.8 4.4 4.5 3.3 3.2
< 250K Pop. 24.1 22.6 6.5 6.4 4.5 4.6
Nonmetro 26.5 27.3 8.4 8.7 6.8 7.1
Urbanized 25.3 24.9 7.6 6.9 6.4 5.5
Less Urbanized 27.4 28.5 8.8 9.5 6.9 7.7
Completely Rural 26.9 30.5 8.9 11.7 7.8 10.0
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Table 2.58A (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 1,801 1,816 1,105 1,219 523 601
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 218 260 148a 197 60 82
New England 47 59 34 52 13 22
Middle Atlantic 171 201 114 145 47 59
Midwest 432 403 264 265 120 133
East North Central 249 244 154 165 61 80
West North Central 183 159 111 100 59 52
South 850 820 506 509 282 275
South Atlantic 380a 306 219 179 118 90
East South Central 217 233 133 149 73 91
West South Central 253 281 154 181 91 94
West 301 333 186 248 61b 112
Mountain 122 146 77 108 23a 40
Pacific 179 188 110 140 38a 72
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 596 664 396 457 141a 200
Small Metro 595 599 347 399 178 184
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 340 350 195 240 103 113
< 250K Pop. 256 249 152 159 75 71
Nonmetro 609 553 362 362 204 216
Urbanized 194 184 115 132 73 73
Less Urbanized 329 294 199 185 96 119
Completely Rural 86 75 48 45 35 25
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Table 2.58B (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 7.1 7.2 4.4 4.8 2.1 2.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 4.8 5.8 3.3a 4.4 1.3 1.8
New England 4.0 5.1 2.9 4.4 1.1 1.9
Middle Atlantic 5.1 6.0 3.4 4.3 1.4 1.8
Midwest 7.6 7.1 4.7 4.7 2.1 2.3
East North Central 6.2 6.1 3.8 4.1 1.5 2.0
West North Central 11.0 9.4 6.7 5.9 3.6 3.1
South 9.4 9.0 5.6 5.6 3.1 3.0
South Atlantic 8.2a 6.6 4.7 3.9 2.6 1.9
East South Central 15.0 15.7 9.2 10.0 5.0 6.1
West South Central 8.5 9.3 5.2 6.0 3.1 3.1
West 4.9 5.5 3.1 4.1 1.0b 1.8
Mountain 6.9 8.1 4.4 6.0 1.3 2.2
Pacific 4.1 4.4 2.5 3.3 0.9a 1.7
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 4.4 4.8 2.9 3.3 1.0a 1.5
Small Metro 8.0 7.9 4.6 5.3 2.4 2.4
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 6.7 6.9 3.8 4.7 2.0 2.2
< 250K Pop. 10.8 10.0 6.4 6.4 3.2 2.9
Nonmetro 14.4 13.4 8.6 8.8 4.8 5.2
Urbanized 12.3 11.0 7.3 7.9 4.6 4.4
Less Urbanized 15.4 14.8 9.3 9.3 4.5 6.0
Completely Rural 17.1 16.1 9.6 9.6 7.0 5.2
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Table 2.59A (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 6,768 6,617 2,766 2,859 1,664 1,715
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 1,000 981 398 452 219 273
New England 297 300 122 131 61 81
Middle Atlantic 703 681 276 321 158 191
Midwest 1,876 1,784 827 800 461 474
East North Central 1,170 1,138 506 494 287 276
West North Central 706 646 321 307 174 199
South 2,435 2,437 1,035 983 687 636
South Atlantic 1,133 1,127 447 461 283 284
East South Central 495 509 234 220 166 153
West South Central 808 801 354 302 238 199
West 1,457 1,415 506 623 297 332
Mountain 582 576 212a 272 130 150
Pacific 875 839 295 351 167 182
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 2,762 2,854 1,055 1,093 591 557
Small Metro 2,479a 2,235 999 1,000 590 636
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 1,489 1,373 561 576 325 341
< 250K Pop. 990 862 439 423 265 295
Nonmetro 1,527 1,528 712 766 483 522
Urbanized 580 576 250 288 170 181
Less Urbanized 773 746 377 383 254 266
Completely Rural 174 206 85 94 59 75
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Table 2.59B (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 20.8 20.2 8.5 8.7 5.1 5.2
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 17.5 16.7 7.0 7.7 3.8 4.7
New England 19.9 19.6 8.2 8.6 4.1 5.3
Middle Atlantic 16.7 15.7 6.5 7.4 3.7 4.4
Midwest 25.2 24.2 11.1 10.8 6.2 6.4
East North Central 22.8 22.3 9.9 9.7 5.6 5.4
West North Central 30.3 28.3 13.8 13.4 7.5 8.7
South 20.8 20.9 8.8 8.4 5.9 5.4
South Atlantic 19.4 19.2 7.7 7.9 4.9 4.8
East South Central 25.4 26.9 12.0 11.6 8.5 8.1
West South Central 20.6 20.5 9.0 7.7 6.1 5.1
West 19.1 18.1 6.6 8.0 3.9 4.2
Mountain 24.8 24.5 9.0a 11.5 5.5 6.4
Pacific 16.6 15.4 5.6 6.4 3.2 3.3
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 16.0 16.3 6.1 6.2 3.4 3.2
Small Metro 24.0a 22.1 9.7 9.9 5.7 6.3
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 22.0 20.6 8.3 8.6 4.8 5.1
< 250K Pop. 27.9 25.0 12.4 12.3 7.5 8.5
Nonmetro 30.8 30.2 14.4 15.1 9.7 10.3
Urbanized 27.5 26.9 11.9 13.5 8.1 8.4
Less Urbanized 32.8 30.9 16.0 15.9 10.8 11.0
Completely Rural 35.3 40.6 17.3 18.6 12.0 14.8
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Table 2.60A (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 36,224 37,364 6,572 7,224 5,495 5,910
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 4,898 5,207 732 611 569 459
New England 1,253 1,360 118 133 92 92
Middle Atlantic 3,645 3,847 614 478 476 367
Midwest 9,506 8,873 1,770 1,816 1,506 1,464
East North Central 6,080 5,756 1,061 1,145 892 925
West North Central 3,426 3,117 709 671 615 539
South 14,224 15,184 3,172 3,487 2,643 2,926
South Atlantic 6,612 7,351 1,336 1,509 1,071 1,286
East South Central 2,943 3,049 789 743 700 655
West South Central 4,669 4,784 1,048 1,234 873 986
West 7,596 8,101 898b 1,310 777a 1,060
Mountain 2,925 3,022 486 602 412 482
Pacific 4,671 5,079 412a 708 365 578
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 15,707 16,563 1,928a 2,438 1,545 1,857
Small Metro 11,891 11,372 2,324 2,232 1,872 1,801
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 7,378 6,996 1,361 1,259 1,125 1,047
< 250K Pop. 4,512 4,376 963 972 747 754
Nonmetro 8,627 9,429 2,319 2,555 2,077 2,252
Urbanized 3,112 3,323 802 718 735 641
Less Urbanized 4,494 4,985 1,227 1,436 1,066 1,253
Completely Rural 1,020 1,121 290 400 277 358
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Table 2.60B (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 19.5 19.9 3.5 3.8 3.0 3.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 13.8 14.7 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.3
New England 13.5 14.6 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.0
Middle Atlantic 14.0 14.7 2.4 1.8 1.8 1.4
Midwest 23.0 21.3 4.3 4.4 3.6 3.5
East North Central 21.0 19.7 3.7 3.9 3.1 3.2
West North Central 27.5 25.0 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.3
South 21.3 22.3 4.7 5.1 4.0 4.3
South Atlantic 18.6 20.1 3.7 4.1 3.0 3.5
East South Central 26.4 27.1 7.1 6.6 6.3 5.8
West South Central 23.3 23.5 5.2 6.0 4.4 4.8
West 18.2 19.0 2.1a 3.1 1.9 2.5
Mountain 23.7 23.7 3.9 4.7 3.3 3.8
Pacific 15.9 17.0 1.4a 2.4 1.2 1.9
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 15.7 16.2 1.9a 2.4 1.5 1.8
Small Metro 22.1 21.5 4.3 4.2 3.5 3.4
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 20.6 20.2 3.8 3.6 3.1 3.0
< 250K Pop. 25.1 23.9 5.4 5.3 4.2 4.1
Nonmetro 27.5 28.6 7.4 7.8 6.6 6.8
Urbanized 26.6 26.4 6.9 5.7 6.3 5.1
Less Urbanized 28.3 29.8 7.7 8.6 6.7 7.5
Completely Rural 27.1 31.0 7.7 11.1 7.3 9.9
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Table 2.61A (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 42,992 43,982 9,338 10,083 7,158 7,625
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 5,898 6,188 1,130 1,063 787 732
New England 1,550 1,660 240 264 153 173
Middle Atlantic 4,349 4,528 889 799 634 559
Midwest 11,381 10,656 2,597 2,617 1,967 1,938
East North Central 7,250 6,894 1,567 1,639 1,179 1,200
West North Central 4,132 3,762 1,030 978 788 738
South 16,659 17,621 4,207 4,470 3,330 3,562
South Atlantic 7,744 8,478 1,782 1,971 1,353 1,569
East South Central 3,438 3,559 1,023 964 866 808
West South Central 5,476 5,584 1,401 1,535 1,111 1,185
West 9,053 9,516 1,404b 1,933 1,074a 1,392
Mountain 3,507 3,598 698 874 541 632
Pacific 5,546 5,918 706a 1,059 532 760
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 18,469 19,418 2,983a 3,531 2,136 2,415
Small Metro 14,369 13,607 3,323 3,232 2,462 2,436
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 8,867 8,369 1,921 1,836 1,450 1,388
< 250K Pop. 5,502 5,238 1,402 1,396 1,012 1,048
Nonmetro 10,154 10,957 3,031 3,321 2,560 2,774
Urbanized 3,693 3,899 1,052 1,007 905 821
Less Urbanized 5,268 5,731 1,604 1,819 1,319 1,519
Completely Rural 1,193 1,327 375 495 336 434
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Table 2.61B (REVISED) – Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 19.7 19.9 4.3 4.6 3.3 3.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 14.4 15.0 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.8
New England 14.4 15.3 2.2 2.4 1.4 1.6
Middle Atlantic 14.4 14.9 2.9 2.6 2.1 1.8
Midwest 23.3a 21.7 5.3 5.3 4.0 4.0
East North Central 21.3 20.1 4.6 4.8 3.5 3.5
West North Central 28.0 25.5 7.0 6.6 5.3 5.0
South 21.2 22.1 5.4 5.6 4.2 4.5
South Atlantic 18.7 20.0 4.3 4.6 3.3 3.7
East South Central 26.3 27.1 7.8 7.3 6.6 6.2
West South Central 22.8 23.0 5.8 6.3 4.6 4.9
West 18.3 18.9 2.8b 3.8 2.2a 2.8
Mountain 23.9 23.9 4.8 5.8 3.7 4.2
Pacific 16.0 16.7 2.0a 3.0 1.5 2.2
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 15.7 16.2 2.5 3.0 1.8 2.0
Small Metro 22.4 21.6 5.2 5.1 3.8 3.9
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 20.8 20.3 4.5 4.4 3.4 3.4
< 250K Pop. 25.5 24.1 6.5 6.4 4.7 4.8
Nonmetro 28.0 28.8 8.3 8.7 7.0 7.3
Urbanized 26.8 26.5 7.6 6.8 6.6 5.6
Less Urbanized 28.8 29.9 8.8 9.5 7.2 7.9
Completely Rural 28.0 32.1 8.8 12.0 7.9 10.5
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Table 2.62A (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 88,260 88,660 26,908 26,857 13,640 13,701
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 15,324 15,634 4,739 4,832 2,392 2,415
New England 4,508 4,702 1,240 1,324 663 640
Middle Atlantic 10,816 10,931 3,499 3,508 1,729 1,775
Midwest 22,453a 21,389 6,878 6,836 3,659 3,578
East North Central 15,208 14,533 4,753 4,907 2,572 2,596
West North Central 7,245 6,855 2,125 1,929 1,087 981
South 30,739 31,193 9,668 9,463 5,086 4,922
South Atlantic 16,216 16,420 4,923 4,757 2,532 2,207
East South Central 5,182 5,485 1,786 1,711 951 996
West South Central 9,341 9,288 2,960 2,995 1,602 1,719
West 19,744 20,445 5,622 5,726 2,503 2,787
Mountain 6,376 6,499 1,794 1,985 773 936
Pacific 13,368 13,946 3,828 3,742 1,730 1,851
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 45,808 46,638 14,392 14,538 7,092 7,548
Small Metro 26,986 26,148 8,116 8,020 4,302 3,978
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 17,835 16,772 5,560 5,164 3,070a 2,558
< 250K Pop. 9,151 9,375 2,556 2,857 1,232 1,419
Nonmetro 15,466 15,874 4,399 4,299 2,245 2,175
Urbanized 5,937 6,189 1,784 1,786 847 843
Less Urbanized 7,669 7,926 2,146 2,038 1,136 1,093
Completely Rural 1,860 1,759 469 475 262 239
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Table 2.62B (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 36.3 36.0 11.1 10.9 5.6 5.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 33.6 34.1 10.4 10.5 5.2 5.3
New England 37.7 39.1 10.4 11.0 5.5 5.3
Middle Atlantic 32.1 32.3 10.4 10.4 5.1 5.2
Midwest 41.2a 39.1 12.6 12.5 6.7 6.5
East North Central 39.9 38.0 12.5 12.8 6.7 6.8
West North Central 44.1 41.7 12.9 11.7 6.6 6.0
South 35.1 35.1 11.0 10.6 5.8 5.5
South Atlantic 35.2 34.9 10.7 10.1 5.5 4.7
East South Central 35.7 37.5 12.3 11.7 6.5 6.8
West South Central 34.6 34.0 11.0 11.0 5.9 6.3
West 35.6 36.2 10.1 10.1 4.5 4.9
Mountain 38.8 38.5 10.9 11.8 4.7 5.5
Pacific 34.3 35.2 9.8 9.4 4.4 4.7
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 34.9 35.0 11.0 10.9 5.4 5.7
Small Metro 37.7 37.0 11.3 11.4 6.0 5.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 37.4 36.2 11.7 11.1 6.4a 5.5
< 250K Pop. 38.3 38.7 10.7 11.8 5.2 5.9
Nonmetro 38.1 37.7 10.9 10.2 5.5 5.2
Urbanized 38.6 37.7 11.6 10.9 5.5 5.1
Less Urbanized 37.6 37.5 10.5 9.6 5.6 5.2
Completely Rural 39.0 38.3 9.9 10.3 5.5 5.2
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Table 2.63A (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 3,573 3,479 2,485 2,382 1,064 1,049
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 603 643 433 467 182 199
New England 178 166 130 123 49 59
Middle Atlantic 425 477 304 344 134 140
Midwest 899 821 635 576 283 285
East North Central 608 547 435 389 183 183
West North Central 291 274 200 187 101 102
South 1,272 1,257 827 809 371 357
South Atlantic 614 624 407 405 193 171
East South Central 227 232 145 142 59 72
West South Central 431 401 276 262 120 113
West 798 756 589 530 227 209
Mountain 329 283 242 208 89 81
Pacific 469 473 347 322 138 127
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 1,774 1,759 1,263 1,213 538 540
Small Metro 1,096 1,067 757 745 319 319
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 740 701 507 481 208 209
< 250K Pop. 357 366 250 264 111 110
Nonmetro 703 653 464 424 207 190
Urbanized 248 237 176 155 76 61
Less Urbanized 345 337 217 217 101 106
Completely Rural 110 79 72 52 30 23
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Table 2.63B (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 14.1 13.7 9.8 9.4 4.2 4.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 13.3 14.3 9.5 10.3 4.0 4.4
New England 15.1 14.3 11.0 10.6 4.1 5.1
Middle Atlantic 12.6 14.3 9.0 10.3 4.0 4.2
Midwest 15.9 14.5 11.2 10.2 5.0 5.0
East North Central 15.2 13.8 10.8 9.8 4.5 4.6
West North Central 17.6 16.2 12.1 11.0 6.1 6.0
South 14.0 13.7 9.1 8.8 4.1 3.9
South Atlantic 13.2 13.4 8.8 8.7 4.2 3.7
East South Central 15.7 15.6 10.0 9.6 4.1 4.9
West South Central 14.5 13.3 9.3 8.7 4.0 3.8
West 13.1 12.5 9.7 8.8 3.7 3.4
Mountain 18.7 15.8 13.8 11.6 5.1 4.5
Pacific 10.9 11.1 8.0 7.6 3.2 3.0
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 13.0 12.8 9.2 8.8 3.9 3.9
Small Metro 14.7 14.1 10.1 9.9 4.3 4.2
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 14.5 13.8 9.9 9.5 4.1 4.1
< 250K Pop. 15.1 14.7 10.6 10.6 4.7 4.4
Nonmetro 16.6 15.8 11.0 10.3 4.9 4.6
Urbanized 15.7 14.2 11.1 9.3 4.8 3.7
Less Urbanized 16.1 16.9 10.1 10.9 4.7 5.4
Completely Rural 21.8 16.9 14.3 11.0 6.0 4.9
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Table 2.64A (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 14,036 14,132 7,856 7,931 3,895 3,972
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 2,418 2,458 1,333 1,378 667 609
New England 685 712 387 408 209 168
Middle Atlantic 1,734 1,746 946 970 458 441
Midwest 3,641 3,644 2,037 2,067 975 1,062
East North Central 2,444 2,510 1,399 1,430 677 743
West North Central 1,197 1,134 638 637 298 319
South 4,774 4,707 2,706 2,666 1,417 1,426
South Atlantic 2,314 2,375 1,330 1,313 729 697
East South Central 867 868 482 485 250 273
West South Central 1,593 1,465 894 869 438 457
West 3,203 3,323 1,781 1,819 835 875
Mountain 1,073 1,096 602 582 271 280
Pacific 2,130 2,227 1,179 1,237 565 595
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 7,110 7,186 3,953 3,940 1,910 2,072
Small Metro 4,636 4,611 2,659 2,621 1,404 1,243
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 2,970 3,019 1,716 1,704 931a 779
< 250K Pop. 1,666 1,592 942 918 473 464
Nonmetro 2,290 2,335 1,244 1,370 581 657
Urbanized 1,005 989 538 597 242 272
Less Urbanized 1,055 1,114 581 654 291 329
Completely Rural 230 232 125 119 48 57
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Table 2.64B (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 43.2 43.2 24.2 24.2 12.0 12.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 42.4 41.9 23.3 23.5 11.7 10.4
New England 45.8 46.7 25.9 26.7 14.0 11.0
Middle Atlantic 41.1 40.3 22.4 22.4 10.9 10.2
Midwest 48.9 49.4 27.3 28.0 13.1 14.4
East North Central 47.7 49.2 27.3 28.0 13.2 14.6
West North Central 51.4 49.7 27.4 27.9 12.8 14.0
South 40.8 40.3 23.1 22.8 12.1 12.2
South Atlantic 39.7 40.4 22.8 22.4 12.5 11.9
East South Central 44.5 45.8 24.8 25.6 12.8 14.4
West South Central 40.6 37.4 22.8 22.2 11.2 11.7
West 42.0 42.5 23.4 23.3 11.0 11.2
Mountain 45.7 46.5 25.7 24.7 11.5 11.9
Pacific 40.4 40.8 22.3 22.7 10.7 10.9
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 41.3 40.9 23.0 22.4 11.1 11.8
Small Metro 44.9 45.5 25.8 25.9 13.6 12.3
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 43.8 45.2 25.3 25.5 13.7a 11.7
< 250K Pop. 47.0 46.1 26.6 26.6 13.3 13.4
Nonmetro 46.2 46.1 25.1 27.1 11.7 13.0
Urbanized 47.7 46.2 25.6 27.9 11.5 12.7
Less Urbanized 44.8 46.1 24.7 27.1 12.4 13.6
Completely Rural 46.8 45.7 25.5 23.4 9.8 11.1
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Table 2.65A (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 70,652 71,049 16,567 16,544 8,681 8,680
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 12,303 12,532 2,973 2,987 1,543 1,607
New England 3,645 3,825 724 792 405 413
Middle Atlantic 8,657 8,707 2,249 2,194 1,137 1,194
Midwest 17,913a 16,924 4,206 4,192 2,400 2,231
East North Central 12,156 11,476 2,919 3,087 1,712 1,671
West North Central 5,757 5,447 1,287 1,105 688 560
South 24,693 25,228 6,135 5,987 3,297 3,139
South Atlantic 13,288 13,422 3,187 3,040 1,611 1,339
East South Central 4,087 4,384 1,158 1,084 642 651
West South Central 7,318 7,422 1,791 1,863 1,044 1,149
West 15,743 16,365 3,252 3,377 1,441 1,703
Mountain 4,973 5,120 950 1,195 414 574
Pacific 10,769 11,246 2,303 2,182 1,027 1,129
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 36,924 37,692 9,176 9,385 4,645 4,936
Small Metro 21,254 20,470 4,701 4,653 2,580 2,416
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 14,125 13,053 3,336 2,979 1,931 1,570
< 250K Pop. 7,129 7,417 1,364 1,675 648 846
Nonmetro 12,473 12,886 2,691 2,506 1,457 1,327
Urbanized 4,684 4,963 1,070 1,034 529 510
Less Urbanized 6,269 6,475 1,349 1,167 744 657
Completely Rural 1,520 1,448 272 305 185 160
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Table 2.65B (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 38.1 37.8 8.9 8.8 4.7 4.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 34.8 35.3 8.4 8.4 4.4 4.5
New England 39.2 41.0 7.8 8.5 4.4 4.4
Middle Atlantic 33.2 33.3 8.6 8.4 4.4 4.6
Midwest 43.3a 40.6 10.2 10.1 5.8 5.4
East North Central 42.0a 39.3 10.1 10.6 5.9 5.7
West North Central 46.3 43.7 10.3 8.9 5.5 4.5
South 36.9 37.0 9.2 8.8 4.9 4.6
South Atlantic 37.3 36.7 8.9 8.3 4.5 3.7
East South Central 36.7 39.0 10.4 9.6 5.8 5.8
West South Central 36.5 36.4 8.9 9.1 5.2 5.6
West 37.7 38.4 7.8 7.9 3.4 4.0
Mountain 40.3 40.2 7.7 9.4 3.4 4.5
Pacific 36.6 37.6 7.8 7.3 3.5 3.8
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 36.9 37.0 9.2 9.2 4.6 4.8
Small Metro 39.5 38.7 8.7 8.8 4.8 4.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 39.4 37.7 9.3 8.6 5.4 4.5
< 250K Pop. 39.6 40.5 7.6 9.2 3.6 4.6
Nonmetro 39.8 39.1 8.6 7.6 4.6 4.0
Urbanized 40.1 39.4 9.1 8.2 4.5 4.1
Less Urbanized 39.4 38.7 8.5 7.0 4.7 3.9
Completely Rural 40.3 40.0 7.2 8.4 4.9 4.4
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Table 2.66A (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 84,687 85,181 24,423 24,475 12,576 12,652
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 14,721 14,990 4,306 4,365 2,210 2,216
New England 4,330 4,536 1,111 1,201 615 581
Middle Atlantic 10,391 10,454 3,195 3,165 1,595 1,635
Midwest 21,554a 20,567 6,243 6,260 3,376 3,293
East North Central 14,600 13,986 4,318 4,517 2,390 2,414
West North Central 6,954 6,581 1,925 1,742 986 879
South 29,467 29,935 8,841 8,654 4,714 4,565
South Atlantic 15,602 15,796 4,516 4,353 2,340 2,036
East South Central 4,954 5,252 1,641 1,568 892 924
West South Central 8,911 8,887 2,684 2,732 1,482 1,606
West 18,945 19,688 5,033 5,196 2,276 2,578
Mountain 6,046 6,216 1,552 1,777 684 854
Pacific 12,899 13,472 3,481 3,420 1,592 1,724
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 44,034 44,879 13,129 13,324 6,554 7,008
Small Metro 25,890 25,081 7,360 7,275 3,983 3,659
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 17,095 16,072 5,053 4,682 2,862a 2,349
< 250K Pop. 8,795 9,009 2,307 2,592 1,121 1,310
Nonmetro 14,763 15,221 3,935 3,876 2,038 1,984
Urbanized 5,690 5,952 1,608 1,631 771 782
Less Urbanized 7,324 7,590 1,929 1,821 1,035 987
Completely Rural 1,750 1,680 397 424 232 216
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Table 2.66B (REVISED) – Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 38.9 38.6 11.2 11.1 5.8 5.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 35.8 36.3 10.5 10.6 5.4 5.4
New England 40.1 41.8 10.3 11.1 5.7 5.4
Middle Atlantic 34.3 34.3 10.5 10.4 5.3 5.4
Midwest 44.1a 41.9 12.8 12.8 6.9 6.7
East North Central 42.8 40.8 12.7 13.2 7.0 7.0
West North Central 47.1 44.6 13.0 11.8 6.7 6.0
South 37.5 37.5 11.3 10.8 6.0 5.7
South Atlantic 37.6 37.3 10.9 10.3 5.6 4.8
East South Central 37.9 40.0 12.5 11.9 6.8 7.0
West South Central 37.2 36.6 11.2 11.2 6.2 6.6
West 38.4 39.0 10.2 10.3 4.6 5.1
Mountain 41.2 41.2 10.6 11.8 4.7 5.7
Pacific 37.2 38.1 10.0 9.7 4.6 4.9
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 37.5 37.5 11.2 11.1 5.6 5.9
Small Metro 40.4 39.8 11.5 11.5 6.2 5.8
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 40.1 38.9 11.9 11.3 6.7a 5.7
< 250K Pop. 40.8 41.4 10.7 11.9 5.2 6.0
Nonmetro 40.6 40.0 10.8 10.2 5.6 5.2
Urbanized 41.2 40.4 11.7 11.1 5.6 5.3
Less Urbanized 40.1 39.6 10.6 9.5 5.7 5.1
Completely Rural 41.1 40.7 9.3 10.3 5.5 5.2
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Table 2.67A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 201,667 203,409 161,626 162,448 126,028 125,360
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 38,769 38,684 32,301 32,810 25,085 25,856
New England 10,336 10,462 8,818 8,958 6,941 7,187
Middle Atlantic 28,433 28,221 23,482 23,852 18,144 18,669
Midwest 46,993 46,546 38,090 37,591 29,979 29,258
East North Central 32,629 32,515 26,439 26,293 20,900 20,394
West North Central 14,364 14,031 11,652 11,297 9,079 8,864
South 71,035 72,021 54,383 55,339 41,840 41,766
South Atlantic 37,942 38,327 29,610 29,663 23,088 22,756
East South Central 11,465 11,528 8,053 8,119 6,063 5,738
West South Central 21,629 22,166 16,720a 17,557 12,690 13,272
West 44,870b 46,158 36,853 36,708 29,124 28,480
Mountain 13,601 13,827 11,082 10,732 8,774 8,298
Pacific 31,269a 32,331 25,771 25,976 20,350 20,183
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 108,943 110,597 90,515 91,090 71,300 71,342
Small Metro 59,528 58,362 47,214 45,884 36,815 35,039
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 39,849 38,193 32,069 30,490 25,503a 23,416
< 250K Pop. 19,679 20,169 15,145 15,394 11,311 11,623
Nonmetro 33,195 34,451 23,898 25,473 17,913 18,979
Urbanized 12,789 13,601 9,515 10,179 7,329 7,475
Less Urbanized 16,560 17,105 11,826 12,547 8,677 9,455
Completely Rural 3,846 3,745 2,557 2,747 1,907 2,050
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Table 2.67B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 82.9 82.7 66.5 66.0 51.8 51.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 85.0 84.4 70.8 71.6 55.0 56.4
New England 86.4 87.0 73.7 74.5 58.0 59.8
Middle Atlantic 84.5 83.4 69.8 70.5 53.9 55.2
Midwest 86.2a 85.1 69.9 68.7 55.0 53.5
East North Central 85.6 85.0 69.4 68.7 54.8 53.3
West North Central 87.5 85.4 71.0 68.7 55.3 53.9
South 81.1 80.9 62.1 62.2 47.8 46.9
South Atlantic 82.3 81.5 64.2 63.0 50.1 48.4
East South Central 78.9 78.9 55.4 55.6 41.7 39.3
West South Central 80.2 81.1 62.0 64.2 47.1 48.6
West 80.9 81.7 66.4 65.0 52.5 50.4
Mountain 82.8 81.9 67.4a 63.6 53.4a 49.2
Pacific 80.1 81.6 66.0 65.6 52.1 51.0
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 83.1 83.0 69.1 68.4 54.4 53.5
Small Metro 83.1 82.6 65.9 65.0 51.4 49.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 83.5 82.3 67.2 65.7 53.5b 50.5
< 250K Pop. 82.3 83.3 63.4 63.5 47.3 48.0
Nonmetro 81.9 81.7 58.9 60.4 44.2 45.0
Urbanized 83.2 82.9 61.9 62.1 47.7 45.6
Less Urbanized 81.2 80.9 58.0 59.3 42.5 44.7
Completely Rural 80.7 81.4 53.7 59.7 40.0 44.6
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Table 2.68A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 10,306 10,270 8,454 8,375 4,191 4,228
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 1,887b 2,071 1,591b 1,783 840 894
New England 463 510 396 442 214 226
Middle Atlantic 1,424a 1,562 1,195b 1,341 626 668
Midwest 2,384 2,294 1,974a 1,860 1,009 925
East North Central 1,664 1,618 1,381 1,297 681 635
West North Central 720 676 593 563 328 290
South 3,660 3,573 2,949 2,851 1,430 1,400
South Atlantic 1,796 1,771 1,452 1,434 675 719
East South Central 574 592 465 461 213 212
West South Central 1,291 1,210 1,033 955 542 469
West 2,375 2,331 1,939 1,881 911 1,009
Mountain 740 732 604 589 301 309
Pacific 1,634 1,600 1,336 1,293 610 701
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 5,425 5,507 4,497 4,521 2,153 2,284
Small Metro 3,030 2,991 2,449 2,437 1,252 1,220
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 2,055 1,948 1,686 1,585 869 801
< 250K Pop. 975 1,042 762 852 383 419
Nonmetro 1,851 1,772 1,508 1,417 786 723
Urbanized 676 705 541 578 282 288
Less Urbanized 966 871 798 692 419 359
Completely Rural 209 196 169 147 85 77
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Table 2.68B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 40.6 40.4 33.3 33.0 16.5 16.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 41.5b 45.9 35.0b 39.5 18.5 19.8
New England 39.4 43.8 33.7 38.0 18.2 19.4
Middle Atlantic 42.3a 46.6 35.5b 40.0 18.6 20.0
Midwest 42.1 40.5 34.8a 32.8 17.8 16.3
East North Central 41.5 40.7 34.4 32.6 17.0 15.9
West North Central 43.6 40.0 35.9 33.3 19.9 17.2
South 40.4 39.0 32.5 31.1 15.8 15.3
South Atlantic 38.7 38.1 31.3 30.9 14.6 15.5
East South Central 39.6 39.8 32.1 31.0 14.7 14.2
West South Central 43.3 40.1 34.7 31.7 18.2a 15.5
West 39.1 38.5 31.9 31.1 15.0 16.7
Mountain 42.1 40.8 34.3 32.8 17.1 17.2
Pacific 37.8 37.5 30.9 30.3 14.1 16.4
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 39.7 40.2 32.9 33.0 15.8 16.7
Small Metro 40.6 39.6 32.8 32.2 16.8 16.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 40.3 38.4 33.1 31.2 17.0 15.8
< 250K Pop. 41.3 42.0 32.3 34.3 16.2 16.9
Nonmetro 43.8 43.0 35.7 34.4 18.6 17.5
Urbanized 42.7 42.3 34.2 34.6 17.8 17.2
Less Urbanized 45.1 43.8 37.2 34.8 19.6 18.1
Completely Rural 41.6 41.7 33.7 31.3 16.9 16.4
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Table 2.69A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 27,836b 28,309 25,303b 25,815 19,783a 20,298
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 4,987b 5,141 4,613b 4,806 3,766a 3,961
New England 1,330 1,370 1,264 1,290 1,060 1,104
Middle Atlantic 3,657a 3,772 3,349a 3,516 2,706 2,858
Midwest 6,628 6,627 6,171 6,200 4,981 4,989
East North Central 4,526 4,548 4,218 4,247 3,357 3,387
West North Central 2,102 2,078 1,953 1,953 1,624 1,602
South 9,900 9,873 8,828 8,813 6,598 6,629
South Atlantic 4,968 4,930 4,476 4,439 3,321 3,374
East South Central 1,589 1,578 1,382 1,407 991 1,024
West South Central 3,344 3,365 2,970 2,967 2,286 2,231
West 6,322b 6,669 5,691b 5,996 4,437a 4,718
Mountain 1,928 1,950 1,724 1,735 1,376 1,364
Pacific 4,394b 4,719 3,967b 4,261 3,061b 3,355
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 14,665 15,173 13,412 13,872 10,664 10,995
Small Metro 8,905 8,732 8,083 7,996 6,324 6,357
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 5,813 5,709 5,262 5,243 4,171 4,137
< 250K Pop. 3,092 3,022 2,821 2,754 2,153 2,220
Nonmetro 4,267 4,404 3,808 3,947 2,794 2,946
Urbanized 1,840 1,885 1,698 1,723 1,272 1,323
Less Urbanized 1,993 2,080 1,758 1,819 1,284 1,335
Completely Rural 434 439 352 405 238 288
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Table 2.69B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 85.7 86.5 77.9 78.8 60.9 62.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 87.3 87.7 80.8 82.0 66.0 67.6
New England 89.0 89.8 84.6 84.5 70.9 72.3
Middle Atlantic 86.7 87.0 79.5 81.1 64.2 65.9
Midwest 89.0 89.7 82.8 84.0 66.9 67.6
East North Central 88.4 89.1 82.3 83.2 65.5 66.4
West North Central 90.4 91.1 84.0 85.6 69.8 70.2
South 84.6 84.5 75.4 75.4 56.4 56.7
South Atlantic 85.2 83.9 76.8 75.6 57.0 57.5
East South Central 81.5 83.3 70.9 74.3 50.8 54.1
West South Central 85.2 85.9 75.7 75.8 58.2 57.0
West 82.9a 85.4 74.7 76.8 58.2 60.4
Mountain 82.2 82.8 73.5 73.7 58.7 57.9
Pacific 83.3a 86.5 75.2 78.1 58.0 61.5
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 85.2 86.5 77.9 79.0 61.9 62.6
Small Metro 86.3 86.2 78.3 79.0 61.3 62.8
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 85.8 85.5 77.7 78.5 61.5 62.0
< 250K Pop. 87.3 87.6 79.7 79.8 60.8a 64.3
Nonmetro 86.1 87.0 76.9 77.9 56.4 58.2
Urbanized 87.4 88.1 80.6 80.5 60.4 61.8
Less Urbanized 84.6 86.1 74.7 75.3 54.5 55.2
Completely Rural 88.3 86.6 71.6a 79.8 48.4 56.8
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Table 2.70A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 163,525 164,830 127,869 128,257 102,054 100,835
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 31,895 31,471 26,096 26,222 20,478 21,000
New England 8,543 8,583 7,158 7,226 5,667 5,857
Middle Atlantic 23,352 22,888 18,938 18,995 14,811 15,143
Midwest 37,981 37,626 29,945 29,530 23,989 23,344
East North Central 26,439 26,349 20,840 20,749 16,862 16,372
West North Central 11,542 11,277 9,105 8,781 7,126 6,972
South 57,475 58,575 42,605 43,675 33,812 33,738
South Atlantic 31,178 31,626 23,682 23,790 19,092 18,663
East South Central 9,303 9,358 6,206 6,251 4,858 4,502
West South Central 16,994a 17,591 12,717a 13,635 9,862 10,573
West 36,174a 37,158 29,223 28,831 23,776 22,753
Mountain 10,933 11,146 8,754 8,409 7,096 6,626
Pacific 25,241 26,012 20,469 20,422 16,680 16,127
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 88,853 89,916 72,605 72,697 58,482 58,064
Small Metro 47,593 46,639 36,682 35,451 29,238 27,461
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 31,981 30,535 25,120 23,663 20,464a 18,478
< 250K Pop. 15,612 16,104 11,562 11,788 8,775 8,984
Nonmetro 27,078 28,274 18,581 20,109 14,334 15,310
Urbanized 10,273 11,010 7,276 7,878 5,775 5,864
Less Urbanized 13,602 14,154 9,269 10,036 6,974 7,761
Completely Rural 3,203 3,110 2,036 2,195 1,585 1,684
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Table 2.70B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 88.2 87.7 69.0 68.3 55.1a 53.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 90.2 88.7 73.8 73.9 57.9 59.2
New England 91.9 92.0 77.0 77.4 61.0 62.8
Middle Atlantic 89.5 87.5 72.6 72.7 56.8 57.9
Midwest 91.7a 90.3 72.3 70.9 57.9 56.1
East North Central 91.3 90.3 71.9 71.1 58.2 56.1
West North Central 92.8 90.5 73.2 70.5 57.3 56.0
South 86.0 85.9 63.8 64.1 50.6 49.5
South Atlantic 87.5 86.6 66.5 65.1 53.6 51.1
East South Central 83.5 83.3 55.7 55.6 43.6 40.1
West South Central 84.7 86.2 63.4 66.9 49.2 51.8
West 86.6 87.2 70.0 67.7 56.9a 53.4
Mountain 88.7 87.6 71.0a 66.1 57.5a 52.1
Pacific 85.8 87.0 69.5 68.3 56.7 54.0
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 88.7 88.2 72.5 71.3 58.4 56.9
Small Metro 88.4 88.1 68.1 67.0 54.3a 51.9
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 89.3 88.1 70.1 68.3 57.1b 53.3
< 250K Pop. 86.8 88.0 64.2 64.4 48.8 49.1
Nonmetro 86.3 85.8 59.2 61.0 45.7 46.4
Urbanized 87.9 87.4 62.2 62.6 49.4 46.6
Less Urbanized 85.5 84.5 58.3 59.9 43.8 46.3
Completely Rural 85.0 85.9 54.0 60.6 42.0 46.5
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Table 2.71A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 191,361a 193,139 153,172 154,073 121,837 121,133
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 36,882 36,612 30,709 31,027 24,244 24,961
New England 9,873 9,953 8,422 8,516 6,727 6,961
Middle Atlantic 27,008 26,660 22,287 22,511 17,518 18,000
Midwest 44,609 44,253 36,116 35,730 28,970 28,333
East North Central 30,965 30,897 25,058 24,996 20,219 19,759
West North Central 13,644 13,355 11,058 10,734 8,751 8,574
South 67,375 68,448 51,434 52,488 40,410 40,367
South Atlantic 36,146 36,556 28,158 28,228 22,413 22,037
East South Central 10,891 10,936 7,588 7,658 5,849 5,527
West South Central 20,338a 20,956 15,687a 16,602 12,148 12,803
West 42,495b 43,826 34,914 34,827 28,213 27,471
Mountain 12,861 13,095 10,478 10,144 8,473 7,989
Pacific 29,634a 30,731 24,435 24,684 19,741 19,482
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 103,518 105,089 86,018 86,569 69,147 69,058
Small Metro 56,498 55,371 44,765 43,448 35,563 33,818
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 37,794 36,244 30,383 28,906 24,635a 22,614
< 250K Pop. 18,704 19,127 14,383 14,542 10,928 11,204
Nonmetro 31,345 32,679 22,389 24,056 17,128 18,256
Urbanized 12,113 12,896 8,974 9,601 7,048 7,187
Less Urbanized 15,594 16,234 11,028 11,855 8,258 9,096
Completely Rural 3,637 3,549 2,388 2,600 1,822 1,973
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Table 2.71B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 87.8 87.5 70.3 69.8 55.9 54.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 89.8 88.6 74.7 75.1 59.0 60.4
New England 91.5 91.7 78.1 78.4 62.3 64.1
Middle Atlantic 89.1 87.5 73.6 73.9 57.8 59.1
Midwest 91.3 90.3 73.9 72.9 59.3 57.8
East North Central 90.8 90.1 73.5 72.9 59.3 57.6
West North Central 92.4 90.6 74.9 72.8 59.3 58.2
South 85.8 85.7 65.5 65.7 51.5 50.6
South Atlantic 87.2 86.2 67.9 66.6 54.0 52.0
East South Central 83.2 83.3 58.0 58.3 44.7 42.1
West South Central 84.8 86.2 65.4 68.3 50.7 52.7
West 86.0 86.9 70.7 69.1 57.1 54.5
Mountain 87.6 86.8 71.4a 67.2 57.7a 53.0
Pacific 85.4 87.0 70.4 69.8 56.9 55.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 88.2 87.9 73.3 72.4 58.9 57.8
Small Metro 88.1 87.8 69.8 68.9 55.4 53.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 88.7 87.7 71.3 70.0 57.8a 54.7
< 250K Pop. 86.8 88.0 66.8 66.9 50.7 51.5
Nonmetro 86.3 85.9 61.6 63.3 47.2 48.0
Urbanized 87.8 87.5 65.0 65.2 51.1 48.8
Less Urbanized 85.4 84.7 60.4 61.9 45.2 47.5
Completely Rural 85.4 86.0 56.0 63.0 42.8 47.8
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Table 2.72A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 126,028 125,360 55,090 56,680 16,035 16,958
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 25,085 25,856 10,479 11,106 3,128 3,309
New England 6,941 7,187 2,859 3,094 955 991
Middle Atlantic 18,144 18,669 7,619 8,012 2,173 2,318
Midwest 29,979 29,258 14,003 14,133 4,317 4,353
East North Central 20,900 20,394 9,542 9,791 2,840 2,942
West North Central 9,079 8,864 4,461 4,342 1,477 1,411
South 41,840 41,766 18,714 19,031 5,395 5,730
South Atlantic 23,088 22,756 9,494 9,899 2,530 2,892
East South Central 6,063 5,738 2,917 2,718 851 736
West South Central 12,690 13,272 6,303 6,414 2,014 2,102
West 29,124 28,480 11,894 12,410 3,195 3,567
Mountain 8,774 8,298 3,767 3,851 1,009 1,162
Pacific 20,350 20,183 8,127 8,559 2,186 2,405
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 71,300 71,342 29,240a 31,286 8,002a 8,992
Small Metro 36,815 35,039 16,975 16,047 5,305 5,000
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 25,503a 23,416 11,262 10,625 3,580 3,254
< 250K Pop. 11,311 11,623 5,713 5,422 1,725 1,746
Nonmetro 17,913 18,979 8,875 9,347 2,729 2,967
Urbanized 7,329 7,475 3,568 3,585 1,082 1,097
Less Urbanized 8,677 9,455 4,412 4,676 1,376 1,510
Completely Rural 1,907 2,050 895 1,085 271 360
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Table 2.72B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 51.8 51.0 22.7 23.0 6.6 6.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 55.0 56.4 23.0 24.2 6.9 7.2
New England 58.0 59.8 23.9 25.7 8.0 8.2
Middle Atlantic 53.9 55.2 22.6 23.7 6.5 6.9
Midwest 55.0 53.5 25.7 25.8 7.9 8.0
East North Central 54.8 53.3 25.0 25.6 7.5 7.7
West North Central 55.3 53.9 27.2 26.4 9.0 8.6
South 47.8 46.9 21.4 21.4 6.2 6.4
South Atlantic 50.1 48.4 20.6 21.0 5.5 6.1
East South Central 41.7 39.3 20.1 18.6 5.9 5.0
West South Central 47.1 48.6 23.4 23.5 7.5 7.7
West 52.5 50.4 21.4 22.0 5.8 6.3
Mountain 53.4a 49.2 22.9 22.8 6.1 6.9
Pacific 52.1 51.0 20.8 21.6 5.6 6.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 54.4 53.5 22.3 23.5 6.1a 6.7
Small Metro 51.4 49.6 23.7 22.7 7.4 7.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 53.5b 50.5 23.6 22.9 7.5 7.0
< 250K Pop. 47.3 48.0 23.9 22.4 7.2 7.2
Nonmetro 44.2 45.0 21.9 22.2 6.7 7.0
Urbanized 47.7 45.6 23.2 21.9 7.0 6.7
Less Urbanized 42.5 44.7 21.6 22.1 6.7 7.1
Completely Rural 40.0 44.6 18.8 23.6 5.7 7.8
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Table 2.73A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 4,191 4,228 2,513 2,621 611 604
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 840 894 492 553 121 122
New England 214 226 120 142 25 28
Middle Atlantic 626 668 372 411 96 95
Midwest 1,009 925 641 576 158 136
East North Central 681 635 420 384 85 91
West North Central 328 290 221 192 72a 45
South 1,430 1,400 832 828 208 206
South Atlantic 675 719 372 420 96 100
East South Central 213 212 120 121 31 26
West South Central 542 469 340 287 81 80
West 911 1,009 548a 664 125 140
Mountain 301 309 189 197 59 45
Pacific 610 701 360a 467 66 96
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 2,153 2,284 1,264a 1,412 295 323
Small Metro 1,252 1,220 763 747 191 195
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 869 801 527 497 130 132
< 250K Pop. 383 419 236 250 61 63
Nonmetro 786 723 486 462 125a 86
Urbanized 282 288 182 179 46 33
Less Urbanized 419 359 244 227 58 42
Completely Rural 85 77 60 57 21 12
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Table 2.73B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 16.5 16.7 9.9 10.3 2.4 2.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 18.5 19.8 10.8 12.3 2.7 2.7
New England 18.2 19.4 10.2 12.2 2.1 2.4
Middle Atlantic 18.6 20.0 11.0 12.3 2.8 2.8
Midwest 17.8 16.3 11.3 10.2 2.8 2.4
East North Central 17.0 15.9 10.5 9.6 2.1 2.3
West North Central 19.9 17.2 13.3 11.4 4.4a 2.6
South 15.8 15.3 9.2 9.1 2.3 2.3
South Atlantic 14.6 15.5 8.0 9.0 2.1 2.2
East South Central 14.7 14.2 8.3 8.1 2.1 1.8
West South Central 18.2a 15.5 11.4 9.5 2.7 2.6
West 15.0 16.7 9.0a 11.0 2.1 2.3
Mountain 17.1 17.2 10.7 11.0 3.3 2.5
Pacific 14.1 16.4 8.3a 11.0 1.5 2.2
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 15.8 16.7 9.3a 10.3 2.2 2.4
Small Metro 16.8 16.1 10.2 9.9 2.6 2.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 17.0 15.8 10.3 9.8 2.6 2.6
< 250K Pop. 16.2 16.9 10.0 10.1 2.6 2.5
Nonmetro 18.6 17.5 11.5 11.2 3.0a 2.1
Urbanized 17.8 17.2 11.5 10.7 2.9 2.0
Less Urbanized 19.6 18.1 11.4 11.4 2.7 2.1
Completely Rural 16.9 16.4 11.9 12.2 4.1 2.6
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Table 2.74A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 19,783a 20,298 13,597 13,838 4,967 5,105
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 3,766a 3,961 2,668 2,820 1,006 1,093
New England 1,060 1,104 767 822 339 366
Middle Atlantic 2,706 2,858 1,901 1,998 667 727
Midwest 4,981 4,989 3,549 3,545 1,361 1,314
East North Central 3,357 3,387 2,383 2,408 877 852
West North Central 1,624 1,602 1,167 1,136 484 462
South 6,598 6,629 4,416 4,408 1,668 1,619
South Atlantic 3,321 3,374 2,171 2,229 816 830
East South Central 991 1,024 673 699 233 274
West South Central 2,286 2,231 1,572 1,480 619 514
West 4,437a 4,718 2,963 3,065 933 1,079
Mountain 1,376 1,364 973 920 322 332
Pacific 3,061b 3,355 1,990 2,145 611 747
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 10,664 10,995 7,155 7,285 2,482 2,515
Small Metro 6,324 6,357 4,419 4,428 1,747 1,737
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 4,171 4,137 2,904 2,831 1,154 1,119
< 250K Pop. 2,153 2,220 1,516 1,597 593 618
Nonmetro 2,794 2,946 2,023 2,125 738 853
Urbanized 1,272 1,323 887 938 339 389
Less Urbanized 1,284 1,335 951 965 330 370
Completely Rural 238 288 184 222 69 93
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Table 2.74B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 60.9 62.0 41.9 42.3 15.3 15.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 66.0 67.6 46.7 48.1 17.6 18.6
New England 70.9 72.3 51.3 53.9 22.7 24.0
Middle Atlantic 64.2 65.9 45.1 46.1 15.8 16.8
Midwest 66.9 67.6 47.7 48.0 18.3 17.8
East North Central 65.5 66.4 46.5 47.2 17.1 16.7
West North Central 69.8 70.2 50.1 49.8 20.8 20.3
South 56.4 56.7 37.7 37.7 14.2 13.9
South Atlantic 57.0 57.5 37.2 38.0 14.0 14.1
East South Central 50.8 54.1 34.5 36.9 11.9 14.5
West South Central 58.2 57.0 40.0 37.8 15.8 13.1
West 58.2 60.4 38.9 39.2 12.2 13.8
Mountain 58.7 57.9 41.5 39.0 13.7 14.1
Pacific 58.0 61.5 37.7 39.3 11.6 13.7
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 61.9 62.6 41.6 41.5 14.4 14.3
Small Metro 61.3 62.8 42.8 43.7 16.9 17.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 61.5 62.0 42.8 42.4 17.0 16.8
< 250K Pop. 60.8a 64.3 42.8 46.3 16.8 17.9
Nonmetro 56.4 58.2 40.8 42.0 14.9 16.8
Urbanized 60.4 61.8 42.1 43.8 16.1 18.2
Less Urbanized 54.5 55.2 40.4 39.9 14.0 15.3
Completely Rural 48.4 56.8 37.5 43.7 14.1 18.4
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Table 2.75A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 102,054 100,835 38,980 40,220 10,457 11,250
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 20,478 21,000 7,319 7,732 2,002 2,094
New England 5,667 5,857 1,972 2,129 591 598
Middle Atlantic 14,811 15,143 5,347 5,603 1,411 1,496
Midwest 23,989 23,344 9,813 10,012 2,798 2,903
East North Central 16,862 16,372 6,739 6,999 1,878 1,999
West North Central 7,126 6,972 3,074 3,013 921 904
South 33,812 33,738 13,466 13,795 3,519 3,905
South Atlantic 19,092 18,663 6,950 7,249 1,618 1,962
East South Central 4,858 4,502 2,124 1,898 588 435
West South Central 9,862 10,573 4,392 4,647 1,313 1,508
West 23,776 22,753 8,382 8,682 2,138 2,348
Mountain 7,096 6,626 2,605 2,735 628 786
Pacific 16,680 16,127 5,777 5,947 1,510 1,563
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 58,482 58,064 20,821a 22,589 5,224a 6,153
Small Metro 29,238 27,461 11,792 10,871 3,366 3,069
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 20,464a 18,478 7,831 7,297 2,296 2,003
< 250K Pop. 8,775 8,984 3,961 3,575 1,071 1,066
Nonmetro 14,334 15,310 6,367 6,760 1,867 2,028
Urbanized 5,775 5,864 2,499 2,469 698 675
Less Urbanized 6,974 7,761 3,217 3,484 988 1,098
Completely Rural 1,585 1,684 651 807 181 254
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Table 2.75B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 55.1a 53.7 21.0 21.4 5.6 6.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 57.9 59.2 20.7 21.8 5.7 5.9
New England 61.0 62.8 21.2 22.8 6.4 6.4
Middle Atlantic 56.8 57.9 20.5 21.4 5.4 5.7
Midwest 57.9 56.1 23.7 24.0 6.8 7.0
East North Central 58.2 56.1 23.3 24.0 6.5 6.8
West North Central 57.3 56.0 24.7 24.2 7.4 7.3
South 50.6 49.5 20.1 20.2 5.3 5.7
South Atlantic 53.6 51.1 19.5 19.8 4.5 5.4
East South Central 43.6 40.1 19.1 16.9 5.3 3.9
West South Central 49.2 51.8 21.9 22.8 6.5 7.4
West 56.9a 53.4 20.1 20.4 5.1 5.5
Mountain 57.5a 52.1 21.1 21.5 5.1 6.2
Pacific 56.7 54.0 19.6 19.9 5.1 5.2
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 58.4 56.9 20.8 22.1 5.2a 6.0
Small Metro 54.3a 51.9 21.9 20.5 6.3 5.8
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 57.1b 53.3 21.9 21.1 6.4 5.8
< 250K Pop. 48.8 49.1 22.0 19.5 5.9 5.8
Nonmetro 45.7 46.4 20.3 20.5 6.0 6.2
Urbanized 49.4 46.6 21.4 19.6 6.0 5.4
Less Urbanized 43.8 46.3 20.2 20.8 6.2 6.6
Completely Rural 42.0 46.5 17.3 22.3 4.8 7.0
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Table 2.76A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 121,837 121,133 52,577 54,058 15,424 16,354
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 24,244 24,961 9,987 10,553 3,008 3,186
New England 6,727 6,961 2,739 2,952 930 963
Middle Atlantic 17,518 18,000 7,248 7,601 2,077 2,223
Midwest 28,970 28,333 13,362 13,556 4,159 4,217
East North Central 20,219 19,759 9,122 9,407 2,755 2,851
West North Central 8,751 8,574 4,240 4,149 1,405 1,366
South 40,410 40,367 17,882 18,203 5,187 5,524
South Atlantic 22,413 22,037 9,121 9,479 2,433 2,792
East South Central 5,849 5,527 2,797 2,597 821 710
West South Central 12,148 12,803 5,964 6,127 1,933 2,022
West 28,213 27,471 11,345 11,746 3,070 3,427
Mountain 8,473 7,989 3,578 3,654 950 1,118
Pacific 19,741 19,482 7,767 8,092 2,120 2,309
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 69,147 69,058 27,976a 29,874 7,706a 8,668
Small Metro 35,563 33,818 16,212 15,300 5,114 4,805
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 24,635a 22,614 10,735 10,128 3,450 3,122
< 250K Pop. 10,928 11,204 5,477 5,172 1,664 1,683
Nonmetro 17,128 18,256 8,389 8,885 2,604 2,881
Urbanized 7,048 7,187 3,386 3,407 1,036 1,065
Less Urbanized 8,258 9,096 4,168 4,450 1,318 1,469
Completely Rural 1,822 1,973 835 1,028 250 347
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Table 2.76B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 55.9 54.9 24.1 24.5 7.1 7.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 59.0 60.4 24.3 25.5 7.3 7.7
New England 62.3 64.1 25.4 27.2 8.6 8.9
Middle Atlantic 57.8 59.1 23.9 24.9 6.9 7.3
Midwest 59.3 57.8 27.3 27.6 8.5 8.6
East North Central 59.3 57.6 26.8 27.4 8.1 8.3
West North Central 59.3 58.2 28.7 28.1 9.5 9.3
South 51.5 50.6 22.8 22.8 6.6 6.9
South Atlantic 54.0 52.0 22.0 22.4 5.9 6.6
East South Central 44.7 42.1 21.4 19.8 6.3 5.4
West South Central 50.7 52.7 24.9 25.2 8.1 8.3
West 57.1 54.5 23.0 23.3 6.2 6.8
Mountain 57.7a 53.0 24.4 24.2 6.5 7.4
Pacific 56.9 55.1 22.4 22.9 6.1 6.5
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 58.9 57.8 23.8 25.0 6.6 7.3
Small Metro 55.4 53.6 25.3 24.3 8.0 7.6
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 57.8a 54.7 25.2 24.5 8.1 7.6
< 250K Pop. 50.7 51.5 25.4 23.8 7.7 7.7
Nonmetro 47.2 48.0 23.1 23.4 7.2 7.6
Urbanized 51.1 48.8 24.5 23.1 7.5 7.2
Less Urbanized 45.2 47.5 22.8 23.2 7.2 7.7
Completely Rural 42.8 47.8 19.6 24.9 5.9 8.4
70403
Table 2.77A – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TIME PERIOD
Lifetime
Past Year
Past Month
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
20,671 20,574 17,729 17,598 10,819 10,823
GENDER
           
Male 10,500 10,647 8,927 9,064 5,658 5,752
Female 10,171 9,927 8,802 8,534 5,160 5,072
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 17,093 17,010 14,753 14,683 9,098 9,097
White 13,343 13,197 11,804 11,687 7,568 7,446
Black or African American 2,625 2,581 2,019 1,991 1,077 1,063
American Indian or Alaska Native 123 144 96 112 52 73
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * 15 *
Asian 636 717 521 588 249 324
Two or More Races 298 297 258 245 137 152
Hispanic or Latino 3,578 3,564 2,976 2,914 1,721 1,726
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 6,778 6,741 5,917 5,946 3,904 3,916
Female, White, Not Hispanic 6,565 6,456 5,886 5,741 3,664 3,530
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 1,315 1,339 1,030 1,018 580 561
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 1,311 1,242 989 973 496 502
Male, Hispanic 1,865 1,936 1,540 1,589 963 959
Female, Hispanic 1,713 1,628 1,436 1,326 759 767
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Table 2.77B – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TIME PERIOD
Lifetime
Past Year
Past Month
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
53.9 53.9 46.3 46.1 28.2 28.3
GENDER
           
Male 53.7 54.0 45.6 46.0 28.9 29.2
Female 54.2 53.7 46.9 46.2 27.5 27.4
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 54.0 54.2 46.6 46.8 28.7 29.0
White 56.9 57.3 50.3 50.7 32.3 32.3
Black or African American 46.3 45.1 35.6 34.8 19.0 18.6
American Indian or Alaska Native 50.8a 61.5 39.8 47.6 21.7a 31.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * 12.0 *
Asian 39.6 43.7 32.4 35.8 15.5 19.7
Two or More Races 52.2 53.5 45.3 44.3 24.0 27.5
Hispanic or Latino 53.8 52.3 44.7 42.8 25.9 25.3
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 56.6 57.1 49.4 50.3 32.6 33.2
Female, White, Not Hispanic 57.2 57.5 51.3 51.1 31.9 31.4
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 46.2 44.7 36.2 34.0 20.4 18.7
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 46.5 45.5 35.1 35.6 17.6 18.4
Male, Hispanic 54.0 54.0 44.6 44.3 27.9 26.7
Female, Hispanic 53.5 50.4 44.8 41.1 23.7 23.8
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Table 2.78A – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TIME PERIOD
Lifetime
Past Year
Past Month
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
180,996 182,794 143,897 144,817 115,210 114,485
GENDER
           
Male 91,242 91,999 73,999 74,211 62,839 62,274
Female 89,754 90,795 69,898 70,606 52,371 52,211
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 160,286 161,987 127,402 128,366 103,254 102,253
White 132,540 133,150 106,427 106,871 87,237 86,564
Black or African American 18,885 19,380 13,848 14,049 10,579 10,594
American Indian or Alaska Native * * 660 * 484 *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 5,708 6,187 4,732 4,882 3,609 3,316
Two or More Races 1,804 1,773 1,393 1,464 1,096 1,088
Hispanic or Latino 20,709 20,807 16,495 16,451 11,955 12,232
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 65,839 66,314 53,682 53,770 46,398 45,886
Female, White, Not Hispanic 66,701 66,836 52,745 53,101 40,838 40,677
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 9,023 8,996 6,871 6,876 5,772 5,863
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 9,862 10,384 6,976 7,173 4,807 4,731
Male, Hispanic 11,685 11,713 9,563 9,610 7,539 7,588
Female, Hispanic 9,024 9,094 6,932 6,841 4,416 4,644
70403
Table 2.78B – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TIME PERIOD
Lifetime
Past Year
Past Month
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
88.3 88.0 70.2 69.7 56.2 55.1
GENDER
           
Male 92.8 92.3 75.2 74.5 63.9 62.5
Female 84.2 83.9 65.6 65.3 49.2 48.3
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 89.3 89.4 71.0 70.8 57.5 56.4
White 91.8 91.6 73.7 73.5 60.4 59.6
Black or African American 82.4 82.9 60.4 60.1 46.1 45.3
American Indian or Alaska Native * * 64.5 * 47.3 *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 67.1 71.5 55.6 56.4 42.4 38.3
Two or More Races 88.4 85.2 68.3 70.3 53.8 52.3
Hispanic or Latino 81.3a 78.2 64.7 61.8 46.9 46.0
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 94.7 94.8 77.2 76.9 66.8 65.6
Female, White, Not Hispanic 89.1 88.6 70.5 70.4 54.6 53.9
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 88.8 88.2 67.6 67.4 56.8 57.5
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 77.3 78.8 54.6 54.4 37.6 35.9
Male, Hispanic 89.6a 86.2 73.3 70.7 57.8 55.8
Female, Hispanic 72.5 69.8 55.7 52.5 35.5 35.7
70403
Table 2.79A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
10,819 10,823 7,197 7,239 2,296 2,359
GENDER
           
Male 5,658 5,752 4,175 4,192 1,492 1,561
Female 5,160 5,072 3,022 3,047 803 798
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,098 9,097 6,008 6,116 2,015 2,035
White 7,568 7,446 5,224 5,222 1,838 1,880
Black or African American 1,077 1,063 516 495 101 73
American Indian or Alaska Native 52 73 44 55 15 11
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15 * 10 * 2 *
Asian 249 324 119 193 20 21
Two or More Races 137 152 95 115 40 35
Hispanic or Latino 1,721 1,726 1,189 1,123 281 324
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 3,904 3,916 2,963 2,975 1,171 1,217
Female, White, Not Hispanic 3,664 3,530 2,261 2,247 667 664
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 580 561 325 290 70 46
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 496 502 191 205 31 27
Male, Hispanic 963 959 743 696 202 237
Female, Hispanic 759 767 445 426 79 88
70403
Table 2.79B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
28.2 28.3 18.8 19.0 6.0 6.2
GENDER
           
Male 28.9 29.2 21.3 21.3 7.6 7.9
Female 27.5 27.4 16.1 16.5 4.3 4.3
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 28.7 29.0 19.0 19.5 6.4 6.5
White 32.3 32.3 22.3 22.7 7.8 8.2
Black or African American 19.0 18.6 9.1 8.6 1.8 1.3
American Indian or Alaska Native 21.7a 31.3 18.1 23.6 6.0 4.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12.0 * 8.4 * 1.4 *
Asian 15.5 19.7 7.4a 11.8 1.2 1.3
Two or More Races 24.0 27.5 16.6 20.7 7.1 6.3
Hispanic or Latino 25.9 25.3 17.9 16.5 4.2 4.8
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 32.6 33.2 24.7 25.2 9.8 10.3
Female, White, Not Hispanic 31.9 31.4 19.7 20.0 5.8 5.9
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 20.4 18.7 11.4 9.7 2.5 1.5
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 17.6 18.4 6.8 7.5 1.1 1.0
Male, Hispanic 27.9 26.7 21.5 19.4 5.9 6.6
Female, Hispanic 23.7 23.8 13.9 13.2 2.5 2.7
70403
Table 2.80A – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
115,210 114,485 47,893 49,336 13,740 14,587
GENDER
           
Male 62,839 62,274 31,850 33,106 10,680 11,214
Female 52,371 52,211 16,043 16,230 3,060 3,373
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 103,254 102,253 41,470 42,478 12,217 13,012
White 87,237 86,564 34,015 35,385 10,648 11,205
Black or African American 10,579 10,594 5,296 5,063 1,114 1,262
American Indian or Alaska Native 484 * 371 * 131 100
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * 190 36 89
Asian 3,609 3,316 1,169 1,026 182 225
Two or More Races 1,096 1,088 447 487 106 130
Hispanic or Latino 11,955 12,232 6,423 6,858 1,523 1,576
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 46,398 45,886 22,629 23,388 8,211 8,514
Female, White, Not Hispanic 40,838 40,677 11,386 11,998 2,437 2,691
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 5,772 5,863 3,154 3,267 813 994
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 4,807 4,731 2,142 1,796 301 268
Male, Hispanic 7,539 7,588 4,683 5,132 1,292 1,327
Female, Hispanic 4,416 4,644 1,740 1,726 231 249
70403
Table 2.80B – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Demographic Characteristic
TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use
Binge Alcohol Use
Heavy Alcohol Use
2005
2006
2005
2006
2005
2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL
56.2 55.1 23.4 23.7 6.7 7.0
GENDER
           
Male 63.9 62.5 32.4 33.2 10.9 11.3
Female 49.2 48.3 15.1 15.0 2.9 3.1
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
           
Not Hispanic or Latino 57.5 56.4 23.1 23.4 6.8 7.2
White 60.4 59.6 23.6 24.3 7.4 7.7
Black or African American 46.1 45.3 23.1 21.7 4.9 5.4
American Indian or Alaska Native 47.3 * 36.3 * 12.8 10.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * 25.0 6.1 11.7
Asian 42.4 38.3 13.7 11.9 2.1 2.6
Two or More Races 53.8 52.3 21.9 23.4 5.2 6.2
Hispanic or Latino 46.9 46.0 25.2 25.8 6.0 5.9
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
           
Male, White, Not Hispanic 66.8 65.6 32.6 33.4 11.8 12.2
Female, White, Not Hispanic 54.6 53.9 15.2 15.9 3.3 3.6
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 56.8 57.5 31.0 32.0 8.0 9.7
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 37.6 35.9 16.8a 13.6 2.4 2.0
Male, Hispanic 57.8 55.8 35.9 37.8 9.9 9.8
Female, Hispanic 35.5 35.7 14.0 13.3 1.9 1.9
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Table 2.81A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 20,671 20,584 17,729 17,605 10,819 10,831
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 3,808 3,963 3,343 3,501 2,155 2,189
New England 983 1,029 900 910 611 570
Middle Atlantic 2,825 2,935 2,444 2,591 1,544 1,618
Midwest 4,863 4,655 4,229 4,055 2,687 2,519
East North Central 3,424 3,240 2,967 2,803 1,843 1,719
West North Central 1,439 1,414 1,263 1,252 844 800
South 7,319 7,174 6,184 5,990 3,633 3,559
South Atlantic 3,625 3,636 3,090 3,082 1,779 1,861
East South Central 1,133 1,186 943 986 534 581
West South Central 2,560 2,352 2,151 1,921 1,320a 1,118
West 4,681 4,791 3,972 4,058 2,344 2,564
Mountain 1,429 1,433 1,224 1,205 758 760
Pacific 3,253 3,358 2,748 2,853 1,586 1,804
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 10,849 10,812 9,351 9,251 5,649 5,653
Small Metro 6,346 6,208 5,430 5,332 3,415 3,346
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 4,177 3,986 3,579 3,416 2,251 2,120
< 250K Pop. 2,169 2,222 1,851 1,916 1,164 1,226
Nonmetro 3,477 3,563 2,948 3,022 1,755 1,832
Urbanized 1,407 1,419 1,209 1,229 757 745
Less Urbanized 1,703 1,743 1,444 1,462 835 885
Completely Rural 367 402 296 332 163 202
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Table 2.81B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 53.9 53.9 46.3 46.1 28.2 28.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 55.5a 58.3 48.7a 51.5 31.4 32.2
New England 55.0 57.7 50.3 51.1 34.2 32.0
Middle Atlantic 55.7 58.4 48.2a 51.6 30.4 32.2
Midwest 56.1 54.8 48.8 47.8 31.0 29.7
East North Central 55.6 54.6 48.2 47.2 29.9 29.0
West North Central 57.1 55.4 50.1 49.0 33.5 31.3
South 53.2 52.1 44.9 43.5 26.4 25.8
South Atlantic 52.0 51.5 44.3 43.7 25.5 26.4
East South Central 51.1 52.2 42.5 43.4 24.1 25.5
West South Central 56.0 53.0 47.1a 43.3 28.9a 25.2
West 51.9 52.5 44.0 44.5 26.0 28.1
Mountain 54.1 53.2 46.3 44.8 28.7 28.2
Pacific 50.9 52.3 43.0 44.4 24.8a 28.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 53.0 53.2 45.7 45.6 27.6 27.8
Small Metro 54.9 53.7 47.0 46.2 29.5 29.0
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 54.0 52.1 46.3 44.7 29.1 27.7
< 250K Pop. 56.7 56.9 48.4 49.1 30.4 31.4
Nonmetro 55.3 56.4 46.9 47.8 27.9 29.0
Urbanized 57.0 56.2 49.0 48.7 30.7 29.5
Less Urbanized 54.7 56.5 46.4 47.4 26.9 28.7
Completely Rural 52.0 55.9 41.9 46.1 23.1 28.1
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Table 2.82A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 180,996 182,825 143,897 144,843 115,210 114,530
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 34,960 34,720 28,957 29,309 22,930 23,667
New England 9,353 9,433 7,918 8,048 6,330 6,617
Middle Atlantic 25,607 25,287 21,039 21,261 16,600 17,050
Midwest 42,130 41,891 33,861 33,535 27,292 26,739
East North Central 29,206 29,275 23,472 23,490 19,057 18,675
West North Central 12,925 12,617 10,389 10,046 8,235 8,064
South 63,716 64,847 48,199 49,348 38,207 38,207
South Atlantic 34,316 34,691 26,520 26,580 21,309 20,895
East South Central 10,332 10,342 7,110 7,132 5,529 5,158
West South Central 19,068 19,814 14,569 15,636 11,370 12,154
West 40,189 41,367 32,880 32,650 26,781 25,916
Mountain 12,173 12,394 9,857 9,527 8,017 7,538
Pacific 28,016 28,973 23,023 23,123 18,764 18,378
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 98,095 99,784 81,163 81,839 65,651 65,689
Small Metro 53,182 52,154 41,784 40,552 33,400 31,693
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 35,672 34,207 28,490 27,074 23,253a 21,296
< 250K Pop. 17,510 17,947 13,294 13,478 10,147 10,397
Nonmetro 29,719 30,887 20,950 22,451 16,158 17,148
Urbanized 11,382 12,182 8,306 8,950 6,573 6,730
Less Urbanized 14,857 15,362 10,382 11,085 7,842 8,570
Completely Rural 3,479 3,343 2,262 2,415 1,744 1,847
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Table 2.82B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 88.3 88.0 70.2 69.7 56.2 55.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 90.2 88.9 74.7 75.1 59.1 60.6
New England 91.9 92.1 77.8 78.6 62.2 64.6
Middle Atlantic 89.6 87.8 73.6 73.8 58.1 59.2
Midwest 91.9a 90.7 73.8 72.6 59.5 57.9
East North Central 91.4 90.5 73.5 72.7 59.6 57.8
West North Central 93.0 90.9 74.7 72.4 59.3 58.1
South 86.3 86.2 65.3 65.6 51.7 50.8
South Atlantic 87.7 86.7 67.8 66.5 54.5 52.2
East South Central 83.9 83.8 57.7 57.8 44.9 41.8
West South Central 85.2 86.6 65.1 68.3 50.8 53.1
West 86.5 87.3 70.8 68.9 57.7a 54.7
Mountain 88.2 87.4 71.5a 67.2 58.1a 53.1
Pacific 85.8 87.3 70.5 69.7 57.5 55.4
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 88.7 88.3 73.4 72.5 59.4 58.2
Small Metro 88.6 88.3 69.6 68.7 55.6 53.7
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 89.2 88.3 71.3 69.9 58.2a 55.0
< 250K Pop. 87.2 88.3 66.2 66.3 50.6 51.2
Nonmetro 86.7 86.2 61.1 62.7 47.2 47.9
Urbanized 88.2 87.8 64.3 64.5 50.9 48.5
Less Urbanized 85.9 85.0 60.0 61.3 45.3 47.4
Completely Rural 85.7 86.2 55.7 62.3 43.0 47.6
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Table 2.83A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 10,819 10,831 7,197 7,248 2,296 2,361
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 2,155 2,189 1,445 1,485 477 461
New England 611 570 402 422 145 125
Middle Atlantic 1,544 1,618 1,043 1,063 332 336
Midwest 2,687 2,519 1,885 1,761 630 571
East North Central 1,843 1,719 1,286 1,190 409 394
West North Central 844 800 599 570 221 177
South 3,633 3,559 2,341 2,308 765 786
South Atlantic 1,779 1,861 1,116 1,207 368 440
East South Central 534 581 343 383 111 131
West South Central 1,320a 1,118 882a 718 286 215
West 2,344 2,564 1,526 1,694 423 542
Mountain 758 760 516 526 171 168
Pacific 1,586 1,804 1,010 1,169 252a 374
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 5,649 5,653 3,663 3,653 1,106 1,106
Small Metro 3,415 3,346 2,350 2,287 826 818
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 2,251 2,120 1,546 1,428 545 517
< 250K Pop. 1,164 1,226 804 859 281 301
Nonmetro 1,755 1,832 1,184 1,307 364 437
Urbanized 757 745 524 532 170 188
Less Urbanized 835 885 537 621 147a 205
Completely Rural 163 202 123 154 46 44
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Table 2.83B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 28.2 28.4 18.8 19.0 6.0 6.2
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 31.4 32.2 21.1 21.8 7.0 6.8
New England 34.2 32.0 22.5 23.7 8.1 7.0
Middle Atlantic 30.4 32.2 20.5 21.2 6.5 6.7
Midwest 31.0 29.7 21.7 20.7 7.3 6.7
East North Central 29.9 29.0 20.9 20.1 6.6 6.6
West North Central 33.5 31.3 23.8 22.3 8.8 6.9
South 26.4 25.8 17.0 16.8 5.6 5.7
South Atlantic 25.5 26.4 16.0 17.1 5.3 6.2
East South Central 24.1 25.5 15.5 16.8 5.0 5.8
West South Central 28.9a 25.2 19.3a 16.2 6.2 4.8
West 26.0 28.1 16.9 18.6 4.7 5.9
Mountain 28.7 28.2 19.5 19.5 6.5 6.3
Pacific 24.8a 28.1 15.8 18.2 4.0a 5.8
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 27.6 27.8 17.9 18.0 5.4 5.4
Small Metro 29.5 29.0 20.3 19.8 7.1 7.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 29.1 27.7 20.0 18.7 7.0 6.8
< 250K Pop. 30.4 31.4 21.0 22.0 7.4 7.7
Nonmetro 27.9 29.0 18.8 20.7 5.8 6.9
Urbanized 30.7 29.5 21.2 21.1 6.9 7.4
Less Urbanized 26.9 28.7 17.3a 20.2 4.7a 6.7
Completely Rural 23.1 28.1 17.4 21.4 6.5 6.2
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Table 2.84A (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 115,210 114,530 47,893 49,432 13,740 14,598
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 22,930 23,667 9,034 9,621 2,651 2,847
New England 6,330 6,617 2,457 2,672 810 866
Middle Atlantic 16,600 17,050 6,577 6,949 1,841 1,981
Midwest 27,292 26,739 12,118 12,372 3,687 3,782
East North Central 19,057 18,675 8,257 8,601 2,431 2,548
West North Central 8,235 8,064 3,862 3,772 1,256 1,234
South 38,207 38,207 16,373 16,723 4,630 4,943
South Atlantic 21,309 20,895 8,378 8,692 2,161 2,452
East South Central 5,529 5,158 2,574 2,335 740 605
West South Central 11,370 12,154 5,421 5,696 1,728 1,887
West 26,781 25,916 10,367 10,716 2,772 3,025
Mountain 8,017 7,538 3,250 3,326 838 994
Pacific 18,764 18,378 7,117 7,390 1,934 2,031
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 65,651 65,689 25,576a 27,633 6,896a 7,886
Small Metro 33,400 31,693 14,625 13,760 4,478 4,182
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 23,253a 21,296 9,716 9,197 3,035 2,737
< 250K Pop. 10,147 10,397 4,909 4,563 1,444 1,445
Nonmetro 16,158 17,148 7,691 8,040 2,365 2,530
Urbanized 6,573 6,730 3,044 3,053 912 909
Less Urbanized 7,842 8,570 3,875 4,055 1,229 1,305
Completely Rural 1,744 1,847 772 932 225 315
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Table 2.84B (REVISED) – Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2005 and 2006
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: This table was revised in May 2012 due to updates (for details, see the introduction to these 2006 detailed tables).
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006.
TOTAL 56.2 55.1 23.4 23.8 6.7 7.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION            
Northeast 59.1 60.6 23.3 24.6 6.8 7.3
New England 62.2 64.6 24.1 26.1 8.0 8.5
Middle Atlantic 58.1 59.2 23.0 24.1 6.4 6.9
Midwest 59.5 57.9 26.4 26.8 8.0 8.2
East North Central 59.6 57.8 25.8 26.6 7.6 7.9
West North Central 59.3 58.1 27.8 27.2 9.0 8.9
South 51.7 50.8 22.2 22.2 6.3 6.6
South Atlantic 54.5 52.2 21.4 21.7 5.5 6.1
East South Central 44.9 41.8 20.9 18.9 6.0 4.9
West South Central 50.8 53.1 24.2 24.9 7.7 8.2
West 57.7a 54.7 22.3 22.6 6.0 6.4
Mountain 58.1a 53.1 23.6 23.4 6.1 7.0
Pacific 57.5 55.4 21.8 22.3 5.9 6.1
COUNTY TYPE            
Large Metro 59.4 58.2 23.1 24.5 6.2a 7.0
Small Metro 55.6 53.7 24.4 23.3 7.5 7.1
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 58.2a 55.0 24.3 23.7 7.6 7.1
< 250K Pop. 50.6 51.2 24.5 22.5 7.2 7.1
Nonmetro 47.2 47.9 22.4 22.4 6.9 7.1
Urbanized 50.9 48.5 23.6 22.0 7.1 6.6
Less Urbanized 45.3 47.4 22.4 22.4 7.1 7.2
Completely Rural 43.0 47.6 19.0 24.0 5.5 8.1

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