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2004 National Survey on Drug Use & Health:  Detailed Tables

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Incidence Tables (New Users) -  - Tables 4.1 to 4.50 (Prevalence Estimates for 2004)

Table A contains the number of users and Table B contains the percents
Standard errors for estimates

bulletAvailable Demographics and Other Characteristics

bulletNew Substance Users - -  Numbers, Mean Age, and Age-Specific Rates, 1965-2003: Tables 4.1A to 4.22A

bulletPopulation Numbers and Percentages of Initiates, Percentage of Lifetime NonUsers Who Started in Past Year, Percentage of Past Year Users Who Used for First Time

bulletMean Age at First Use by Gender

 

Go to the Table Of Contents   New Substance Users - -  Numbers, Mean Age, and Age-Specific Rates, 1965-2003: Tables 4.1A to 4.22A

 Back to top of page   New Marijuana Users:  Table 4.1A   

4.1A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Marijuana Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Cocaine Users:  Table 4.2A   

4.2A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Cocaine Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Crack Cocaine Users:  Table 4.3A   

4.3A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Crack Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Heroin Users:  Table 4.4A   

4.4A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Heroin Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Hallucinogen Users:  Table 4.5A   

4.5A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Hallucinogen Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New LSD Users:  Table 4.6A   

4.6A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated LSD Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New PCP Users:  Table 4.7A   

4.7A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated PCP Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Ecstasy Users:  Table 4.8A   

4.8A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Ecstasy Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Inhalant Users:  Table 4.9A   

4.9A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Inhalant Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New NonMedical Pain Relievers Users:  Table 4.10A   

4.10A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Nonmedical  OxyContin® Users:  Table 4.11A   

4.11A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of OxyContin® in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2004 NSDUH

      New NonMedical Tranquilizer Users:  Table 4.12A   

4.12A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of Tranquilizers in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New NonMedical Stimulant Users:  Table 4.13A   

4.13A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of Stimulants in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New NonMedical Methamphetamine Users:  Table 4.14A   

4.14A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of Methamphetamine in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New NonMedical Sedative Users:  Table 4.15A   

4.15A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Nonmedical Use of Sedatives in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Alcohol Users:  Table 4.16A   

4.16A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Alcohol Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Underage Drinkers:  Table 4.17A   

4.17A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Alcohol Use in the United States by Underage and Legal Drinking Age Groups, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Cigarette Smokers:  Table 4.18A   

4.18A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Cigarette Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Daily Cigarette Smokers:  Table 4.19A   

4.19A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Daily Cigarette Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Smokeless Tobacco Users:  Table 4.20A   

4.20A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Smokeless Tobacco Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Cigar Users:  Table 4.21A   

4.21A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Cigar Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

      New Illicit Drug Users:  Table 4.22A   

4.22A Numbers (in Thousands) of Persons Who Initiated Illicit Drug Use in the United States, Their Mean Age at First Use, and Rates of First Use (Per 1,000 Person-Years of Exposure): 1965-2003, Based on 2002-2004 NSDUHs

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 Back to top of page 2003 and 2004 - - Population Numbers and Percentages of Initiates, Percentage of Lifetime NonUsers Who Started in Past Year, Percentage of Past Year Users Who Used for First Time: Tables 4.23B to 4.27A

4.23B Past Year Initiation of Illicit Drug Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Illicit Drug Use, and Past Year Illicit Drug Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.24B Past Year Initiation of Marijuana Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Marijuana Use, and Past Year Marijuana Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.25B Past Year Initiation of Cigarette Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Cigarette Use, and Past Year Cigarette Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.26B Past Year Initiation of Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Alcohol Use, and Past Year Alcohol Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.27B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.28B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 to 17, Persons Aged 12 to 17 At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.29B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 18 to 25, Persons Aged 18 to 25 At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.30B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 26 or Older, Persons Aged 26 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2003 and 2004

4.31A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2003 and 2004

4.32A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 18, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2003 and 2004

4.33A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 21, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2003 and 2004

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 Back to top of page  Mean Age at First Use by Gender (2003 and 2004) :  Tables 4.34B to 4.36B   

4.34B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older, by Gender: 2003 and 2004

4.35B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 18, by Gender: 2003 and 2004

4.36B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 21, by Gender: 2003 and 2004

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 Back to top of page  2002 and 2003 - - Population Numbers and Percentages of Initiates, Percentage of Lifetime NonUsers Who Started in Past Year, Percentage of Past Year Users Who Used for First Time: Tables 4.37B to 4.47A

4.37B Past Year Initiation of Illicit Drug Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Illicit Drug Use, and Past Year Illicit Drug Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.38B Past Year Initiation of Marijuana Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Marijuana Use, and Past Year Marijuana Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.39B Past Year Initiation of Cigarette Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Cigarette Use, and Past Year Cigarette Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.40B Past Year Initiation of Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Alcohol Use, and Past Year Alcohol Users Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.41B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, Persons Aged 12 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 12 or Older: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.42B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 to 17, Persons Aged 12 to 17 At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 12 to 17: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.43B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 18 to 25, Persons Aged 18 to 25 At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 18 to 25: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.44B Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 26 or Older, Persons Aged 26 or Older At Risk for Initiation of Substance Use, and Past Year Substance Users Aged 26 or Older: Numbers in Thousands and Percentages, 2002 and 2003

4.45A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003

4.46A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 18, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003

4.47A Past Year Initiation of Substance Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 21, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003

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 Back to top of page Mean Age of First Use by Gender (2002 & 2003):  Tables 4.48B to 4.50B   

4.48B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older, by Gender: 2002 and 2003

4.49B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 18, by Gender: 2002 and 2003

4.50B Mean Age at First Use among Past Year Initiates of Substance Use Aged 12 or Older Who Initiated Use Prior to the Age of 21, by Gender: 2002 and 2003

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