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2001 National Household  Survey on Drug Abuse

Alcohol or Tobacco Use Tables - Tables H.21 to H.41

 

20621 (2.1A)
Table H.21 Estimated Numbers (in Thousands) of Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Users of Tobacco and Alcohol among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 2000 and 2001

Drug

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Any Tobacco1

157,518

161,028

78,162

78,627

65,489

66,476

    Cigarettes

148,377

151,638

65,009

65,577

55,667

56,288

    Smokeless Tobacco

41,412

43,056

9,988

9,809

7,582

7,309

    Cigars

76,377a

79,932

23,355

23,846

10,712b

12,103

    Pipes2

36,726

38,373

--

--

2,131

2,349

Alcohol

180,781

184,402

138,179b

143,638

104,092b

109,029

    Binge Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

46,049

46,365

      Heavy Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

12,554

12,944

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
-- Not available.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Use of any tobacco product indicates using at least once cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any tobacco use in the past year does not include use of pipe tobacco.
2 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected.
3 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.1B)
Table H.22 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Tobacco and Alcohol among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 2000 and 2001

Drug

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Any Tobacco1

70.5

71.4

35.0

34.8

29.3

29.5

    Cigarettes

66.5

67.2

29.1

29.1

24.9

24.9

    Smokeless Tobacco

18.5

19.1

4.5

4.3

3.4

3.2

    Cigars

34.2a

35.4

10.5

10.6

4.8b

5.4

    Pipes2

16.4

17.0

--

--

1.0

1.0

Alcohol

81.0a

81.7

61.9b

63.7

46.6b

48.3

    Binge Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

20.6

20.5

      Heavy Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

5.6

5.7

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
-- Not available.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Use of any tobacco product indicates using at least once cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any tobacco use in the past year does not include use of pipe tobacco.
2 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected.
3 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.2B)
Table H.23 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Tobacco and Alcohol among Youths Aged 12 to 17: 2000 and 2001

Drug

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Any Tobacco1

38.0

37.0

24.3

23.5

15.6

15.1

    Cigarettes

34.6

33.6

20.8

20.0

13.4

13.0

    Smokeless Tobacco

8.6

8.3

4.4

4.4

2.1

2.1

    Cigars

17.1

16.4

10.3

9.9

4.5

4.3

    Pipes2

2.9

2.9

--

--

0.8

0.7

Alcohol

41.7

42.9

33.0

33.9

16.4a

17.3

    Binge Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

10.4

10.6

      Heavy Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

2.6

2.5

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
-- Not available.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Use of any tobacco product indicates using at least once cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any tobacco use in the past year does not include use of pipe tobacco.
2 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected.
3 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.3B)
Table H.24 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Tobacco and Alcohol among Persons Aged 18 to 25: 2000 and 2001

Drug

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Any Tobacco1

72.1a

73.6

52.2

53.1

42.9

43.9

    Cigarettes

67.3b

69.0

45.8

46.8

38.3

39.1

    Smokeless Tobacco

23.6

23.7

8.0

8.5

5.0

5.4

    Cigars

42.3a

43.8

21.9

21.5

10.4

10.4

    Pipes2

8.2

8.6

--

--

1.2

1.3

Alcohol

84.0

85.0

74.5

75.4

56.8b

58.8

    Binge Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

37.8

38.7

      Heavy Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

12.8

13.6

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
-- Not available.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Use of any tobacco product indicates using at least once cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any tobacco use in the past year does not include use of pipe tobacco.
2 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected.
3 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.4B)
Table H.25 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Tobacco and Alcohol among Persons Aged 26 or Older: 2000 and 2001

Drug

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Any Tobacco1

74.7

75.7

33.6

33.3

28.9

29.0

    Cigarettes

70.7

71.5

27.4

27.3

24.2

24.2

    Smokeless Tobacco

19.1

19.8

3.9

3.6

3.3

3.0

    Cigars

35.2a

36.6

8.6

8.8

3.9b

4.7

    Pipes2

19.7

20.4

--

--

0.9

1.0

Alcohol

85.8

86.5

63.7b

65.7

49.0b

50.8

    Binge Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

19.1

18.8

      Heavy Alcohol Use3

--

--

--

--

4.8

4.8

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
-- Not available.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Use of any tobacco product indicates using at least once cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any tobacco use in the past year does not include use of pipe tobacco.
2 Information about past year use of pipe tobacco was not collected.
3 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.20B)
Table H.26 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes, by Detailed Age Categories: 2000 and 2001

Age Category

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Total

66.5

67.2

29.1

29.1

24.9

24.9

12

10.3

10.0

4.5

4.9

1.8

1.7

13

18.7

17.6

9.5

9.3

4.9

4.5

14

29.5

29.3

16.8

16.3

8.7

8.0

15

43.9b

40.1

25.6a

23.3

15.5

14.8

16

50.5

49.3

32.0

30.7

22.2

21.6

17

55.6

54.9

37.5

35.7

28.4

27.4

18

62.4

61.2

44.2

44.9

36.0

36.3

19

66.6

67.7

49.0

49.3

40.2

40.9

20

68.8

69.8

49.5

49.8

41.4

41.9

21

69.4a

73.1

49.3

50.9

40.4

43.5

22

69.2

71.4

46.9

47.7

39.8

39.6

23

69.0

70.5

44.9

45.5

38.3

39.0

24

67.8

70.3

43.6

44.1

37.1

37.0

25

66.5a

70.0

38.2a

41.7

32.7

34.6

26-29

68.9

70.8

38.2

38.3

31.9

32.6

30-34

69.8

69.7

32.6

34.2

28.0

29.0

35-39

71.3

73.0

33.0

34.5

29.7

30.9

40-44

74.0

74.2

31.7

33.6

28.3

29.9

45-49

73.0

74.9

29.5

30.7

26.6

28.2

50-54

74.8

74.7

31.7b

25.3

29.2b

23.0

55-59

75.1

74.4

26.6

25.5

22.6

23.6

60-64

71.5

74.3

21.3

19.5

19.1

18.3

65 or Older

62.9

63.4

10.9

11.0

9.8

9.1

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.30B)
Table H.27 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

66.5

67.2

29.1

29.1

24.9

24.9

AGE

           

    12-17

34.6

33.6

20.8

20.0

13.4

13.0

    18-25

67.3b

69.0

45.8

46.8

38.3

39.1

    26 or Older

70.7

71.5

27.4

27.3

24.2

24.2

GENDER

           

    Male

71.9

72.3

31.6

31.6

26.9

27.1

    Female

61.4

62.5

26.8

26.7

23.1

23.0

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

67.9

68.8

29.5

29.5

25.4

25.4

      White Only

71.4

72.3

30.2

30.3

25.9

26.1

      Black Only

54.9

56.2

26.7

27.5

23.3

23.9

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

72.8

72.2

45.7

42.4

42.3

38.0

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

53.9

*

30.2

*

27.7

      Asian Only

38.8

39.3

18.8

16.1

16.5

12.9

      More Than One Race

62.3

68.4

36.1

35.6

32.3

31.1

    Hispanic

54.0

53.9

26.1

25.6

20.7

20.9

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.31B)
Table H.28 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

34.6

33.6

20.8

20.0

13.4

13.0

GENDER

           

    Male

34.5

33.3

20.0

19.4

12.8

12.4

    Female

34.8

33.9

21.8

20.7

14.1

13.6

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

35.2

34.0

21.2

20.4

14.0

13.4

      White Only

38.1a

36.3

23.6

22.6

16.0

15.0

      Black Only

24.4

24.3

11.6

11.4

6.1

6.5

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

*

61.1

36.8

38.6

27.5

29.0

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

23.6

23.4

13.9

11.4

8.4

7.3

      More Than One Race

33.7

36.5

20.3

22.5

10.2

15.8

    Hispanic

31.2

31.2

18.7

17.8

10.2

10.2

GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN

           

    Male - White

37.3

35.5

22.0

21.5

14.7

13.7

    Female - White

38.9

37.2

25.3

23.9

17.3

16.4

    Male - Black

25.3

24.8

13.0

10.8

7.4

7.0

    Female - Black

23.4

23.7

10.2

12.0

4.9

6.0

    Male - Hispanic

32.7

33.3

19.3

18.8

10.6

11.4

    Female - Hispanic

29.6

28.9

18.1

16.8

9.9

9.1

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.32B)
Table H.29 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

67.3b

69.0

45.8

46.8

38.3

39.1

GENDER

           

    Male

70.2

71.9

49.3

50.3

41.6

42.7

    Female

64.5a

66.2

42.4

43.4

35.0

35.7

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

69.0a

70.4

47.8

48.4

40.4

40.7

      White Only

74.1

74.9

51.9

52.5

43.9

44.3

      Black Only

50.2

52.8

31.5

30.8

25.9

25.2

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

82.3

*

*

*

*

*

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

41.9b

52.0

27.4a

34.9

22.0

27.8

      More Than One Race

78.9

78.0

61.9

56.0

54.9

46.4

    Hispanic

57.6a

61.1

34.5a

38.0

26.5a

30.4

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

68.9

70.6

51.9

54.1

45.0

47.8

    High School Graduate

68.3

68.7

47.8

48.5

40.9

41.1

    Some College

66.3

68.4

43.8

44.1

35.3

35.8

    College Graduate

64.4b

69.0

34.6

37.3

26.2

28.2

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

71.6a

73.2

49.3

49.6

41.8

42.1

    Part-Time

63.6

65.3

42.1

43.8

33.4a

36.1

    Unemployed

74.4

72.2

59.5

55.2

53.0a

47.3

    Other2

58.7a

61.7

37.9a

40.8

31.2

32.7

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.33B)
Table H.30 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

70.7

71.5

27.4

27.3

24.2

24.2

GENDER

           

    Male

77.7

78.2

30.1

30.0

26.4

26.4

    Female

64.3

65.5

25.0

24.8

22.3

22.1

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

72.0

73.1

27.6

27.6

24.6

24.5

      White Only

75.0

76.2

27.7

27.9

24.5

24.7

      Black Only

61.6

62.9

28.4

29.8

25.9

26.8

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

*

73.2

*

39.6

*

36.9

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

40.4

39.2

18.0

13.3

16.8a

11.0

      More Than One Race

66.8

76.3

34.4

34.0

33.3

31.7

    Hispanic

57.6

56.7

25.3

23.9

21.2

20.5

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

66.2

65.0

33.0

33.7

29.8

30.9

    High School Graduate

71.6

72.6

32.1

33.2

29.3

30.4

    Some College

74.3

75.9

29.5

28.1

25.9

24.6

    College Graduate

69.3

70.3

16.3

15.9

13.0

12.8

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

73.2

74.1

30.5

30.1

26.9

26.6

    Part-Time

70.1

72.6

25.6

24.5

23.1

21.9

    Unemployed

80.1a

70.4

51.1a

41.8

45.6

37.2

    Other2

65.3

66.2

20.7

21.7

18.4

19.3

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.34B)
Table H.31 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

70.2

71.1

30.1

30.1

26.3

26.3

GENDER

           

    Male

76.6

77.2

33.0

33.1

28.7

28.9

    Female

64.3

65.6

27.4

27.4

24.0

24.0

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

71.6a

72.7

30.4

30.5

26.7

26.8

      White Only

74.9a

76.0

30.9

31.1

27.0

27.3

      Black Only

59.5

61.1

29.0

30.0

25.9

26.5

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

*

74.2

47.0

43.0

44.5

39.6

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

40.7

41.2

19.4

16.6

17.5

13.5

      More Than One Race

69.2

76.7

39.9

39.0

37.6

35.1

    Hispanic

57.6

57.6

27.3

26.9

22.3

22.6

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

66.6

66.0

36.2

37.2

32.4

33.8

    High School Graduate

71.1

72.0

34.5

35.7

31.1

32.1

    Some College

72.8

74.5

32.2

31.1

27.7

26.7

    College Graduate

69.0

70.3

17.5

17.4

13.9

13.8

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

73.0

74.0

33.0

32.6

28.8

28.6

    Part-Time

68.3

70.5

30.2

30.0

26.0

25.9

    Unemployed

78.0b

71.0

54.1a

46.3

48.2a

40.6

    Other2

64.6

65.7

22.4

23.6

19.7

20.7

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.55B)
Table H.32 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Annual Averages Based on 2000 and 2001 NHSDAs

 

TIME PERIOD

Racial/Ethnic Subgroup

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

TOTAL1

66.8

29.1

24.9

NOT HISPANIC1

68.4

29.5

25.4

    White

71.8

30.2

26.0

    Black

55.6

27.1

23.6

    American Indian or Alaska Native

72.5

44.0

40.1

    Native Hawaiian

*

*

*

    Other Pacific Islander

52.9

*

*

    Chinese

32.9

11.4

10.2

    Filipino

33.9

16.7

13.1

    Japanese

54.6

19.2

17.7

    Asian Indian

33.2

14.0

11.9

    Korean

55.2

25.0

21.0

    Vietnamese

41.6

26.5

23.8

HISPANIC1

54.0

25.8

20.8

    Mexican

53.6

25.6

20.1

    Puerto Rican

59.3

31.4

26.9

    Central or South American

54.1

24.7

20.4

    Cuban

52.4

22.7

19.2

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Totals include data from respondents reporting racial/ethnic subgroups not shown, as well as respondents reporting more than one subgroup.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.75B)
Table H.33 Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Geographic
Characteristic

TIME PERIOD

Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

66.5

67.2

29.1

29.1

24.9

24.9

GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION

           

    Northeast

66.3

67.2

27.9

28.6

23.8

24.1

      New England

71.2

71.1

28.7

29.5

24.6

24.0

      Middle Atlantic

64.5

65.8

27.6

28.2

23.5

24.2

    Midwest

68.6

69.6

30.7

31.2

26.4

27.0

      East North Central

68.2

69.5

30.7

32.0

26.3

27.8

      West North Central

69.6

69.8

30.7

29.2

26.7

25.2

    South

66.7

67.8

29.9

30.0

25.6

25.9

      South Atlantic

66.6

67.4

30.1

28.5

25.7

24.6

      East South Central

67.4a

71.4

30.6

33.6

26.9

29.4

      West South Central

66.3

66.4

29.3

30.6

24.8

26.0

    West

64.0

63.8

27.2

25.8

23.3

22.1

      Mountain

67.5

64.9

27.5

27.1

23.7

23.3

      Pacific

62.6

63.3

27.1

25.2

23.1

21.6

COUNTY TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Large Metro

64.0

64.6

27.6

27.0

23.5

22.9

    Small Metro

68.5

69.4

30.1

30.6

25.8

26.5

      250K - 1 Mil. Pop.

68.8

69.3

30.0

30.6

26.0

26.6

      <250K Pop.

67.9

69.7

30.5

30.6

25.3

26.2

    Nonmetro

69.2

70.1

31.3

31.5

26.9

27.3

      Urbanized

71.1

71.1

31.3

31.4

26.5

26.8

      Less Urbanized

68.6

69.3

31.3

31.5

27.0

27.2

      Completely Rural

67.4a

72.2

31.2

31.9

27.4

28.5

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.24B)
Table H.34 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use, by Detailed Age Categories: 2000 and 2001

 

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

 

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

Age Category

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

Total

46.6b

48.3

20.6

20.5

5.6

5.7

12

2.4

2.6

1.0

0.9

0.1

0.1

13

6.7

6.1

3.0

2.7

0.3

0.2

14

11.1

11.7

6.0

5.9

1.0

1.1

15

20.4

21.5

12.6

12.4

2.5

2.2

16

26.4

27.4

17.9

17.6

4.9

4.3

17

32.1

34.4

22.9

24.2

7.3

7.2

18

42.1

44.0

30.9

31.9

10.3

10.9

19

50.0

53.2

34.8

37.6

13.6

13.6

20

55.6

55.7

38.5

38.2

14.2

14.5

21

65.2

67.5

45.2

48.2

16.7

17.8

22

64.1

66.1

41.7

42.7

13.8

15.3

23

62.6

64.8

39.8

38.8

14.1

13.5

24

61.2

61.5

38.3

38.3

10.4

11.8

25

59.0

61.0

35.1

35.1

9.8

11.6

26-29

59.2

61.4

33.3

34.2

8.9

9.2

30-34

57.6

58.8

28.0

27.2

6.6

6.8

35-39

56.0

58.7

25.0

25.7

6.2

6.1

40-44

53.9

54.4

21.9

21.5

5.4

6.0

45-49

50.8a

55.2

18.6

19.1

4.8

5.4

50-54

50.8

53.1

18.4

17.0

4.9

4.2

55-59

45.8

45.8

15.8

14.3

4.8

3.4

60-64

43.2

45.6

11.3

11.6

1.6

2.9

65 or Older

32.0

33.0

6.1

5.8

1.5

1.4

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.50B)
Table H.35 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

46.6b

48.3

20.6

20.5

5.6

5.7

AGE

           

    12-17

16.4a

17.3

10.4

10.6

2.6

2.5

    18-25

56.8b

58.8

37.8

38.7

12.8

13.6

    26 or Older

49.0b

50.8

19.1

18.8

4.8

4.8

GENDER

           

    Male

53.6

54.8

28.3

28.2

8.7

9.2

    Female

40.2b

42.3

13.5

13.4

2.7

2.6

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

47.4b

49.4

20.4

20.5

5.8

5.9

      White Only

50.7b

52.7

21.2

21.5

6.2

6.4

      Black Only

33.7

35.1

17.7

16.8

4.0

4.1

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

35.1

35.0

26.2

21.8

7.2

7.1

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

17.0

*

4.0

      Asian Only

28.0

31.9

11.6

10.1

1.4

1.5

      More Than One Race

41.6

43.2

17.5

19.4

5.2

6.7

    Hispanic

39.8

39.5

22.7

21.3

4.4

4.4

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.51B)
Table H.36 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

16.4a

17.3

10.4

10.6

2.6

2.5

GENDER

           

    Male

16.2

17.2

11.2

11.2

3.2

3.1

    Female

16.5

17.3

9.6

9.9

2.0

1.9

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

16.3b

17.6

10.3

10.7

2.6

2.6

      White Only

18.4

19.5

11.9

12.1

3.1

3.0

      Black Only

8.8a

10.6

4.4

5.5

0.8

0.7

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

19.0

22.1

12.8

*

2.9

*

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

7.1a

11.5

4.0

4.6

0.9

1.3

      More Than One Race

16.7

16.5

11.4

9.1

3.0

2.4

    Hispanic

16.8

15.1

11.0

9.8

2.7

2.1

GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN

           

    Male - White

18.2

19.3

12.9

12.7

3.7

3.6

    Female - White

18.6

19.7

10.9

11.5

2.5

2.4

    Male - Black

8.3

10.1

4.6

5.1

1.2

1.0

    Female - Black

9.4

11.2

4.2

5.9

0.4

0.5

    Male - Hispanic

16.8

16.0

11.5

11.2

3.4

2.6

    Female - Hispanic

16.8

14.1

10.4

8.2

1.9

1.6

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.52B)
Table H.37 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

56.8b

58.8

37.8

38.7

12.8

13.6

GENDER

           

    Male

62.5a

64.7

47.2

48.5

18.4

19.6

    Female

51.3

53.0

28.6

29.2

7.4

7.7

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

59.0a

60.6

38.9

39.6

13.8

14.6

      White Only

63.3

64.4

43.0

43.7

16.1

17.1

      Black Only

43.9

46.5

24.5

24.3

5.6

5.3

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

*

*

33.0

29.6

10.1

*

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

39.4a

47.9

18.8a

25.0

3.5

5.4

      More Than One Race

59.1

59.1

38.6

38.4

13.5

13.8

    Hispanic

44.7a

48.7

31.9

34.0

7.5

8.3

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

44.3

46.0

33.5

34.7

10.1

10.4

    High School Graduate

52.2a

54.4

36.0

36.7

12.0

12.4

    Some College

64.0

64.4

41.8

41.8

15.4

16.1

    College Graduate

74.4

77.4

40.8

43.3

13.5

16.0

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

62.0a

63.8

41.1

42.1

13.5

14.0

    Part-Time

56.0

58.6

37.1

38.0

13.1

14.3

    Unemployed

53.7

58.2

40.1

43.7

13.6

16.6

    Other2

45.1

46.1

29.6

29.4

10.7

10.7

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.53B)
Table H.38 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

49.0b

50.8

19.1

18.8

4.8

4.8

GENDER

           

    Male

57.5

58.6

27.5

27.1

7.8

8.2

    Female

41.4b

43.7

11.5

11.3

2.1

1.8

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

49.6b

51.7

18.7

18.6

4.9

4.9

      White Only

52.7b

54.9

19.1

19.3

5.2

5.2

      Black Only

36.0

37.2

18.7

17.3

4.2

4.5

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

*

36.5

*

21.1

7.4

7.0

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

*

      Asian Only

29.0

31.8

11.4

8.1

1.1

0.8

      More Than One Race

44.7

47.5

14.0

17.3

3.8

6.1

    Hispanic

43.3

42.1

22.6

20.3

4.0

3.9

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

31.7

30.8

18.6

17.9

5.0

5.4

    High School Graduate

44.4a

46.8

20.7

20.7

5.7

5.3

    Some College

53.0

54.2

19.8

19.7

4.5

5.2

    College Graduate

62.3

64.3

16.9

16.4

3.9

3.7

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

56.6a

58.6

24.4

23.9

6.1

6.2

    Part-Time

49.3

52.1

13.8

14.7

3.5

2.9

    Unemployed

52.0

49.7

31.2a

23.3

7.5

7.2

    Other2

33.8

35.2

9.8

10.1

2.5

2.6

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.54B)
Table H.39 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Demographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

50.2b

51.9

21.8

21.7

6.0

6.1

GENDER

           

    Male

58.3

59.5

30.5

30.4

9.4

9.9

    Female

42.7b

45.0

13.9

13.8

2.8

2.6

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

50.9b

52.9

21.5

21.5

6.1

6.3

      White Only

54.0b

56.1

22.2

22.5

6.6

6.7

      Black Only

37.4

38.8

19.7

18.5

4.5

4.6

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

37.6

37.3

28.3

22.6

7.9

7.4

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

17.6

*

4.2

      Asian Only

30.6

34.3

12.5

10.7

1.4

1.5

      More Than One Race

47.6

50.1

18.9

22.1

5.7

7.8

    Hispanic

43.6

43.5

24.6

23.2

4.7

4.8

ADULT EDUCATION

           

    < High School

33.9

33.4

21.1

20.7

5.9

6.2

    High School Graduate

45.6a

48.0

23.0

23.3

6.7

6.4

    Some College

55.1

56.2

23.9

23.9

6.6

7.3

    College Graduate

63.2

65.2

18.6

18.3

4.5

4.6

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT1

           

    Full-Time

57.3b

59.3

26.6

26.2

7.1

7.2

    Part-Time

51.2

54.0

20.3

21.3

6.2

6.1

    Unemployed

52.6

52.5

34.3

30.2

9.6

10.4

    Other2

35.0

36.2

11.8

12.0

3.4

3.4

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
1 Estimates for 2000 and 2001 are based on a revised definition of employment and are not comparable with estimates by employment published in prior NHSDA reports.
2 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.102B)
Table H.40 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

 

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Demographic
Characteristic

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

27.5

28.5

18.7

19.0

6.0

6.0

GENDER

           

    Male

28.6

29.8

21.3

22.0

7.9

8.0

    Female

26.4

27.2

15.9

15.9

4.1

3.9

HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE

           

    Not Hispanic

27.9

29.0

18.9

19.3

6.3

6.3

      White Only

30.7

31.6

21.4

21.7

7.5

7.5

      Black Only

18.6

19.8

10.3

10.5

2.1

1.6

      American Indian or Alaska

        Native Only

29.3

22.9

20.3

18.5

4.4

5.2

      Native Hawaiian or Other

        Pacific Islander

*

*

*

*

*

2.3

      Asian Only

13.5a

19.7

7.9

10.7

1.5

2.7

      More Than One Race

25.5

26.7

17.3

16.2

5.8

5.8

    Hispanic

24.8

25.3

17.2

17.7

4.4

4.3

GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN

           

    Male - White

31.6

32.8

24.1

24.7

9.7

9.9

    Female - White

29.8

30.4

18.5

18.6

5.1

5.1

    Male - Black

19.6

20.2

11.9

12.0

3.2

2.4

    Female - Black

17.6

19.5

8.7

8.9

1.0

0.7

    Male - Hispanic

26.4

28.2

20.1

21.9

6.0

5.9

    Female - Hispanic

23.1

22.3

14.0

13.0

2.8

2.5

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

 

20621 (2.95B)
Table H.41 Percentages Reporting Past Month Alcohol Use, Past Month Binge Alcohol Use, and Past Month Heavy Alcohol Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: 2000 and 2001

Geographic
Characteristic

TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE

Any Alcohol Use

Binge Alcohol Use

Heavy Alcohol Use

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

TOTAL

46.6b

48.3

20.6

20.5

5.6

5.7

GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION

           

    Northeast

52.4

52.9

22.2

21.5

5.7

5.9

      New England

59.3

59.5

24.9

23.8

6.9

5.6

      Middle Atlantic

49.9

50.6

21.2

20.7

5.2

6.0

    Midwest

49.7b

52.1

22.1

23.4

6.5

6.4

      East North Central

49.4

51.2

22.8

23.5

6.6

6.4

      West North Central

50.2b

54.3

20.6

23.2

6.4

6.4

    South

40.9a

42.9

18.9

19.0

5.3

5.7

      South Atlantic

43.2

45.4

18.8

18.2

5.2

5.4

      East South Central

33.7

34.5

16.8

16.7

4.5

4.7

      West South Central

41.3

43.4

20.4

21.7

6.0

6.8

    West

47.6

49.0

20.5

19.2

5.2

5.0

      Mountain

50.3

49.0

22.1

20.6

6.3

6.3

      Pacific

46.5

49.0

19.8

18.6

4.7

4.5

COUNTY TYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Large Metro

50.1

50.7

21.2

20.5

5.2

5.4

    Small Metro

45.5b

48.9

21.2

21.1

6.6

6.2

      250K - 1 Mil. Pop.

45.4b

48.6

21.1

20.7

6.1

6.0

      <250K Pop.

46.1a

49.6

21.6

22.5

8.0

6.7

    Nonmetro

39.8a

41.9

18.3

19.8

5.3

5.9

      Urbanized

46.8

45.4

19.8

21.9

5.3a

7.0

      Less Urbanized

37.2a

40.4

17.7

18.8

5.0

5.3

      Completely Rural

35.6

41.3

17.5

19.4

6.9

5.9

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. 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.
aDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2001 estimate is statistically significant at the .01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

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