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2001 National Household  Survey on Drug Abuse

Prevention-Related Measures (Risk and Availability) Table - Table H.56

 

20718 (3.1B)
Table H.56 Percentages Reporting about Risk and Availability of Drugs, by Age Group: 2000 and 2001

Risk/Availability1

Total

AGE GROUP (Years)

12-17

18-25

26 or Older

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

2000

2001

PERCEPTIONS OF GREAT RISK

               

    Cigarettes

               

      Smoke one or more packs per day

69.3b

71.0

64.1

63.6

64.7

64.8

70.8b

73.0

    Marijuana

               

      Smoke once a month

44.3b

41.9

37.7b

35.7

29.8b

26.9

47.8b

45.3

      Smoke once or twice a week

56.4b

53.3

56.0b

53.5

41.9b

37.8

58.9b

56.0

    Cocaine

               

      Use once a month

76.0b

74.6

55.4a

54.1

69.0b

66.5

80.1a

78.8

      Use once or twice a week

90.8b

90.0

82.1

81.3

88.1a

87.0

92.4a

91.7

    Heroin

               

      Try once or twice

84.4b

83.5

62.3

61.2

79.5a

78.3

88.3a

87.4

      Use once or twice a week

94.1

93.7

84.1a

83.1

93.0

92.8

95.6

95.4

    LSD

               

      Try once or twice

76.8b

75.2

57.2a

56.1

65.2b

62.7

81.5b

79.9

      Use once or twice a week

89.4a

88.7

77.7

77.3

84.3

83.6

91.9a

91.1

    Alcohol

               

      Four or five drinks nearly every day

70.6

70.1

63.7

63.2

63.8a

62.3

72.7

72.4

      Five or more drinks once or twice a week

47.1a

45.9

43.2

42.8

37.5a

36.0

49.3a

48.0

AVAILABILITY

               

    Fairly or very easy to obtain

               

      Marijuana

54.8b

56.6

54.1a

55.4

75.3b

77.2

51.2b

53.0

      Cocaine

30.4

30.8

25.2

25.5

39.0

40.2

29.6

29.8

      Crack

29.0

29.2

26.8

27.0

33.9

33.6

28.4

28.7

      Heroin

19.4

19.0

17.0

16.7

22.6

22.2

19.2

18.8

      LSD

22.3

21.9

23.0

22.8

33.5

32.6

20.2

19.8

    Approached by someone selling drugs past month

7.4a

7.8

15.9

16.3

17.4a

18.5

4.5

4.9

*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.
1Respondents with missing data were excluded.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2000 and 2001.

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