National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
by Age Group and Gender (Tables
4.1 to 4.3)
Cocaine use was more common among males
than females in the total sample, but when broken down by age, gender differences
were not always found. For adolescents (i.e., those aged 12 to 17), there
were no differences between males and females in rates of lifetime, past
year, or current use. Also, there were no significant gender differences
in past year use among those aged 35 or older, nor in past month use among
those aged 26 or older. Overall, the 1997 NHSDA results show that cocaine
use is predominantly a phenomenon for males aged 18 to 34.
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