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2003 National Survey on Drug Use & Health:  Detailed Tables

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Table  2.57A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 22,183 15,163 12,707
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 18,577 12,908 10,911
     White 14,883 10,604 8,995
     Black or African American 2,358 1,394 1,175
     American Indian or Alaska Native 163 125 104
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 110 79 69
     Chinese 124 73 57
     Filipino 162 98 81
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 144 93 57
     Korean 137 101 90
     Vietnamese 73 42 28
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 3,606 2,255 1,796
     Mexican 2,559 1,564 1,242
     Puerto Rican 383 260 224
     Central or South American 449 284 218
     Cuban 91 68 56
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.57B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 70.7 48.3 40.5
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 72.0 50.0 42.3
     White 76.4 54.4 46.2
     Black or African American 56.5 33.4 28.1
     American Indian or Alaska Native 81.7 62.6 52.4
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 66.8 48.2 41.8
     Chinese 43.0 25.2 19.6
     Filipino 58.7 35.6 29.5
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 49.8 32.0 19.7
     Korean 74.3 54.5 48.6
     Vietnamese 46.8 26.8 18.0
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 64.7 40.5 32.2
     Mexican 64.7 39.5 31.4
     Puerto Rican 69.8 47.5 41.0
     Central or South American 61.9 39.1 30.1
     Cuban 63.9 47.4 39.2
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.58A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 132,717 50,532 44,952
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 120,780 45,391 40,582
     White 102,420 36,941 33,010
     Black or African American 12,642 6,056 5,512
     American Indian or Alaska Native 784 403 350
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
     Chinese 662 138 101
     Filipino 738 306 245
     Japanese 474 111 97
     Asian Indian 599 272 226
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 11,937 5,141 4,370
     Mexican 7,524 3,254 2,781
     Puerto Rican 1,467 715 630
     Central or South American 1,698 724 565
     Cuban 615 273 236
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.58B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 73.7 28.0 25.0
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 75.4 28.3 25.3
     White 78.3 28.2 25.2
     Black or African American 65.6 31.4 28.6
     American Indian or Alaska Native 79.5 40.8 35.5
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
     Chinese 41.2 8.6 6.3
     Filipino 44.5 18.4 14.8
     Japanese 65.7 15.5 13.4
     Asian Indian 39.7 18.0 15.0
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 60.0 25.8 21.9
     Mexican 59.3 25.6 21.9
     Puerto Rican 68.1 33.2 29.3
     Central or South American 58.8 25.1 19.6
     Cuban 61.3 27.2 23.5
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.59A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 154,900 65,695 57,659
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 139,356 58,300 51,493
     White 117,302 47,544 42,005
     Black or African American 15,000 7,449 6,687
     American Indian or Alaska Native 946 527 454
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 398 230 185
     Chinese 786 211 158
     Filipino 899 404 326
     Japanese 517 143 124
     Asian Indian 742 364 283
     Korean * 232 214
     Vietnamese 305 169 141
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 15,543 7,395 6,166
     Mexican 10,084 4,818 4,023
     Puerto Rican 1,850 975 855
     Central or South American 2,147 1,008 784
     Cuban 706 341 292
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.59B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 73.2 31.1 27.3
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 74.9 31.3 27.7
     White 78.1 31.6 28.0
     Black or African American 64.0 31.8 28.5
     American Indian or Alaska Native 79.9 44.5 38.4
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 69.5 40.2 32.3
     Chinese 41.5 11.1 8.3
     Filipino 46.5 20.9 16.9
     Japanese 65.0 17.9 15.5
     Asian Indian 41.3 20.3 15.8
     Korean * 33.3 30.7
     Vietnamese 43.1 23.9 19.9
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 61.0 29.0 24.2
     Mexican 60.6 28.9 24.2
     Puerto Rican 68.5 36.1 31.7
     Central or South American 59.4 27.9 21.7
     Cuban 61.6 29.7 25.5
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.60A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 196,493 155,008 119,392
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 174,326 137,620 106,976
     White 143,888 115,023 90,729
     Black or African American 20,585 14,737 10,549
     American Indian or Alaska Native 1,092 844 594
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 485 344 281
     Chinese 1,493 1,196 836
     Filipino 1,461 1,066 734
     Japanese 695 512 427
     Asian Indian 1,094 960 729
     Korean 569 503 370
     Vietnamese 460 429 247
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 22,166 17,389 12,416
     Mexican 14,440 11,333 8,060
     Puerto Rican 2,428 1,931 1,303
     Central or South American 3,041 2,323 1,678
     Cuban 1,039 773 637
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.60B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 83.1 65.6 50.5
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 84.2 66.5 51.7
     White 86.8 69.4 54.7
     Black or African American 75.9 54.3 38.9
     American Indian or Alaska Native 79.9 61.7 43.4
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 74.4 52.8 43.1
     Chinese 70.7 56.6 39.6
     Filipino 69.6 50.8 35.0
     Japanese 82.4 60.7 50.6
     Asian Indian 54.6 47.9 36.4
     Korean 71.9 63.6 46.7
     Vietnamese 56.1 52.3 30.1
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 75.2 59.0 42.1
     Mexican 74.1 58.2 41.4
     Puerto Rican 76.5 60.8 41.0
     Central or South American 75.1 57.4 41.5
     Cuban 82.0 61.0 50.3
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.61A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 10,730 8,564 4,395
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 8,932 7,182 3,738
     White 7,046 5,837 3,159
     Black or African American 1,326 905 387
     American Indian or Alaska Native 88 71 36
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 34 31 12
     Chinese 44 35 12
     Filipino 61 39 20
     Japanese * * 4
     Asian Indian 41 36 16
     Korean * * 10
     Vietnamese 37 * 7
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 1,798 1,382 657
     Mexican 1,287 980 469
     Puerto Rican 212 162 68
     Central or South American 187 149 74
     Cuban 57 47 25
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.61B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 43.1 34.4 17.7
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 42.8 34.4 17.9
     White 45.3 37.5 20.3
     Black or African American 36.0 24.6 10.5
     American Indian or Alaska Native 48.1 38.8 19.5
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 43.1 39.8 15.6
     Chinese 20.5 16.5 5.7
     Filipino 36.9 23.6 12.3
     Japanese * * 7.9
     Asian Indian 19.9 17.6 7.6
     Korean * * 10.3
     Vietnamese 33.0 * 6.4
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 45.0 34.6 16.4
     Mexican 45.2 34.4 16.5
     Puerto Rican 44.7 34.1 14.3
     Central or South American 43.1 34.2 17.1
     Cuban 47.9 39.4 21.2
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.62A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 27,255 24,465 19,113
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 22,681 20,593 16,270
     White 17,604 16,212 13,129
     Black or African American 3,334 2,859 1,994
     American Indian or Alaska Native 175 147 112
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 134 113 91
     Chinese 232 201 147
     Filipino 233 186 134
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 170 153 111
     Korean 154 147 118
     Vietnamese 125 107 *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 4,574 3,872 2,843
     Mexican 3,222 2,685 1,936
     Puerto Rican 478 427 324
     Central or South American 563 480 367
     Cuban 127 118 96
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.62B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 86.9 78.0 60.9
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 87.9 79.8 63.1
     White 90.4 83.2 67.4
     Black or African American 79.9 68.5 47.8
     American Indian or Alaska Native 87.9 73.9 56.5
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 81.4 69.0 55.2
     Chinese 80.1 69.4 50.7
     Filipino 84.6 67.6 48.7
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 58.8 52.9 38.5
     Korean 83.3 79.1 63.7
     Vietnamese 80.6 68.6 *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 82.1 69.5 51.0
     Mexican 81.5 67.9 49.0
     Puerto Rican 87.2 77.9 59.2
     Central or South American 77.7 66.2 50.6
     Cuban 89.0 83.0 67.2
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.63A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 158,507 121,979 95,885
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 142,714 109,844 86,968
     White 119,239 92,973 74,441
     Black or African American 15,926 10,973 8,168
     American Indian or Alaska Native 829 626 446
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
     Chinese 1,217 960 677
     Filipino 1,168 841 580
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 883 771 603
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 15,794 12,135 8,917
     Mexican 9,931 7,668 5,655
     Puerto Rican 1,739 1,343 911
     Central or South American 2,290 1,693 1,236
     Cuban 854 607 516
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.63B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 88.0 67.7 53.2
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 89.1 68.5 54.3
     White 91.2 71.1 56.9
     Black or African American 82.6 56.9 42.4
     American Indian or Alaska Native 84.1 63.5 45.2
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
     Chinese 75.8 59.7 42.1
     Filipino 70.4 50.7 34.9
     Japanese * * *
     Asian Indian 58.6 51.2 40.0
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 79.3 61.0 44.8
     Mexican 78.3 60.4 44.6
     Puerto Rican 80.8 62.4 42.3
     Central or South American 79.3 58.7 42.8
     Cuban 85.1 60.5 51.4
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.64A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 185,763 146,445 114,997
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 165,395 130,438 103,238
     White 136,842 109,186 87,570
     Black or African American 19,259 13,832 10,162
     American Indian or Alaska Native 1,004 773 558
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 451 313 269
     Chinese 1,449 1,161 824
     Filipino 1,400 1,027 714
     Japanese * 500 423
     Asian Indian 1,052 924 714
     Korean * * 360
     Vietnamese * * 240
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 20,368 16,007 11,759
     Mexican 13,153 10,353 7,591
     Puerto Rican 2,216 1,770 1,235
     Central or South American 2,854 2,174 1,603
     Cuban 981 726 612
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.64B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 87.8 69.2 54.4
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 88.9 70.1 55.5
     White 91.1 72.7 58.3
     Black or African American 82.1 59.0 43.3
     American Indian or Alaska Native 84.8 65.2 47.1
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 78.7 54.6 46.9
     Chinese 76.4 61.2 43.4
     Filipino 72.4 53.1 36.9
     Japanese * 62.8 53.1
     Asian Indian 58.6 51.4 39.8
     Korean * * 51.5
     Vietnamese * * 33.9
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 79.9 62.8 46.1
     Mexican 79.0 62.2 45.6
     Puerto Rican 82.1 65.5 45.7
     Central or South American 79.0 60.2 44.4
     Cuban 85.6 63.3 53.4
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.65A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 119,392 53,779 16,002
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 106,976 46,554 14,355
     White 90,729 38,943 12,557
     Black or African American 10,549 5,416 1,208
     American Indian or Alaska Native 594 392 127
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 281 176 59
     Chinese 836 146 18
     Filipino 734 253 50
     Japanese 427 106 19
     Asian Indian 729 219 47
     Korean 370 156 53
     Vietnamese 247 72 23
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 12,416 7,224 1,647
     Mexican 8,060 4,983 1,134
     Puerto Rican 1,303 765 215
     Central or South American 1,678 875 127
     Cuban 637 280 77
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.65B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 50.5 22.7 6.8
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 51.7 22.5 6.9
     White 54.7 23.5 7.6
     Black or African American 38.9 20.0 4.5
     American Indian or Alaska Native 43.4 28.7 9.3
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 43.1 26.9 9.1
     Chinese 39.6 6.9 0.9
     Filipino 35.0 12.1 2.4
     Japanese 50.6 12.6 2.3
     Asian Indian 36.4 10.9 2.3
     Korean 46.7 19.7 6.7
     Vietnamese 30.1 8.8 2.9
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 42.1 24.5 5.6
     Mexican 41.4 25.6 5.8
     Puerto Rican 41.0 24.1 6.8
     Central or South American 41.5 21.6 3.1
     Cuban 50.3 22.1 6.1
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.66A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 4,395 2,650 641
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 3,738 2,253 564
     White 3,159 1,972 522
     Black or African American 387 175 21
     American Indian or Alaska Native 36 28 4
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 7 *
     Chinese 12 4 *
     Filipino 20 8 *
     Japanese 4 1 0
     Asian Indian 16 7 *
     Korean 10 4 *
     Vietnamese 7 * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 657 397 77
     Mexican 469 286 65
     Puerto Rican 68 38 4
     Central or South American 74 46 5
     Cuban 25 * 2
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.66B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 17.7 10.7 2.6
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 17.9 10.8 2.7
     White 20.3 12.7 3.4
     Black or African American 10.5 4.8 0.6
     American Indian or Alaska Native 19.5 15.4 2.3
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15.6 8.7 *
     Chinese 5.7 1.9 *
     Filipino 12.3 4.7 *
     Japanese 7.9 2.1 1.0
     Asian Indian 7.6 3.3 *
     Korean 10.3 4.8 *
     Vietnamese 6.4 * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 16.4 9.9 1.9
     Mexican 16.5 10.1 2.3
     Puerto Rican 14.3 8.1 0.8
     Central or South American 17.1 10.6 1.1
     Cuban 21.2 * 1.8
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.67A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 19,113 12,943 4,707
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 16,270 10,956 4,152
     White 13,129 9,215 3,697
     Black or African American 1,994 1,052 235
     American Indian or Alaska Native 112 86 23
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 91 73 23
     Chinese 147 59 9
     Filipino 134 73 20
     Japanese * * 9
     Asian Indian 111 58 19
     Korean 118 60 *
     Vietnamese * 33 9
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 2,843 1,987 554
     Mexican 1,936 1,401 390
     Puerto Rican 324 212 66
     Central or South American 367 227 51
     Cuban 96 68 15
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.67B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 60.9 41.3 15.0
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 63.1 42.5 16.1
     White 67.4 47.3 19.0
     Black or African American 47.8 25.2 5.6
     American Indian or Alaska Native 56.5 43.0 11.7
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 55.2 44.1 14.2
     Chinese 50.7 20.4 3.2
     Filipino 48.7 26.7 7.2
     Japanese * * 12.4
     Asian Indian 38.5 20.2 6.5
     Korean 63.7 32.2 *
     Vietnamese * 21.1 6.1
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 51.0 35.6 9.9
     Mexican 49.0 35.4 9.9
     Puerto Rican 59.2 38.7 12.1
     Central or South American 50.6 31.3 7.1
     Cuban 67.2 47.8 10.2
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.68A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 95,885 38,186 10,655
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 86,968 33,345 9,639
     White 74,441 27,756 8,338
     Black or African American 8,168 4,189 953
     American Indian or Alaska Native 446 278 99
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 96 33
     Chinese 677 83 *
     Filipino 580 172 28
     Japanese * 76 9
     Asian Indian 603 153 27
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 8,917 4,840 1,016
     Mexican 5,655 3,295 680
     Puerto Rican 911 515 145
     Central or South American 1,236 602 70
     Cuban 516 196 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.68B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 53.2 21.2 5.9
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 54.3 20.8 6.0
     White 56.9 21.2 6.4
     Black or African American 42.4 21.7 4.9
     American Indian or Alaska Native 45.2 28.2 10.1
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 23.5 8.0
     Chinese 42.1 5.1 *
     Filipino 34.9 10.4 1.7
     Japanese * 10.5 1.3
     Asian Indian 40.0 10.2 1.8
     Korean * * *
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 44.8 24.3 5.1
     Mexican 44.6 26.0 5.4
     Puerto Rican 42.3 23.9 6.7
     Central or South American 42.8 20.9 2.4
     Cuban 51.4 19.5 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.69A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 114,997 51,129 15,361
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 103,238 44,302 13,791
     White 87,570 36,971 12,035
     Black or African American 10,162 5,241 1,187
     American Indian or Alaska Native 558 364 123
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 269 169 56
     Chinese 824 142 18
     Filipino 714 245 47
     Japanese 423 105 19
     Asian Indian 714 212 46
     Korean 360 152 52
     Vietnamese 240 70 23
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 11,759 6,827 1,570
     Mexican 7,591 4,697 1,070
     Puerto Rican 1,235 727 212
     Central or South American 1,603 829 122
     Cuban 612 264 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.69B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 54.4 24.2 7.3
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 55.5 23.8 7.4
     White 58.3 24.6 8.0
     Black or African American 43.3 22.3 5.1
     American Indian or Alaska Native 47.1 30.7 10.4
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 46.9 29.4 9.8
     Chinese 43.4 7.5 0.9
     Filipino 36.9 12.7 2.5
     Japanese 53.1 13.2 2.3
     Asian Indian 39.8 11.8 2.5
     Korean 51.5 21.7 7.4
     Vietnamese 33.9 9.9 3.3
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 46.1 26.8 6.2
     Mexican 45.6 28.2 6.4
     Puerto Rican 45.7 26.9 7.8
     Central or South American 44.4 23.0 3.4
     Cuban 53.4 23.0 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.70A Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 171,838 172,843 84,731 83,415 71,499 70,757
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 32,717 32,290 16,096 15,406 13,265 13,019
          New England 8,692 8,801 4,014 3,974 3,240 3,164
          Middle Atlantic 24,025 23,488 12,082 11,432 10,025 9,856
     Midwest 40,565 40,826 20,714 20,799 17,509 17,514
          East North Central 28,254 28,536 14,447 14,406 12,368 12,121
          West North Central 12,312 12,291 6,267 6,393 5,141 5,393
     South 61,660 61,829 30,858 30,989 26,675 26,946
          South Atlantic 32,370 32,948 16,082 15,442 13,840 13,301
          East South Central 10,905 10,578 5,488 5,783 4,899 5,046
          West South Central 18,385 18,303 9,288 9,764 7,935 8,599
     West 36,896 37,897 17,064 16,221 14,050 13,277
          Mountain 11,101 11,287 5,496 5,609 4,696 4,759
          Pacific 25,794 26,610 11,567 10,611 9,354 8,518
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 89,925 88,928 43,737a 41,457 36,422 34,681
     Small Metro 51,825 53,120 25,309 26,369 21,377 22,441
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 33,437 35,023 15,979 17,146 13,396 14,486
          < 250K Pop. 18,388 18,097 9,331 9,223 7,980 7,955
     Nonmetro 30,089 30,795 15,684 15,589 13,701 13,635
          Urbanized 11,886a 13,720 6,100a 6,990 5,286a 6,161
          Less Urbanized 14,739 13,916 7,777 6,997 6,749 6,039
          Completely Rural 3,464 3,159 1,808 1,602 1,667 1,435
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.70B Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 73.1 72.7 36.0 35.1 30.4 29.8
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 72.6 71.3 35.7 34.0 29.4 28.7
          New England 73.6 74.0 34.0 33.4 27.4 26.6
          Middle Atlantic 72.2 70.3 36.3 34.2 30.1 29.5
     Midwest 75.9 75.9 38.8 38.7 32.8 32.6
          East North Central 75.5 75.8 38.6 38.2 33.1 32.2
          West North Central 76.9 76.3 39.1 39.7 32.1 33.5
     South 73.6 72.9 36.8 36.6 31.8 31.8
          South Atlantic 74.0 74.2 36.8 34.8 31.6 29.9
          East South Central 77.0 74.4 38.8 40.7 34.6 35.5
          West South Central 71.1 70.1 35.9 37.4 30.7 32.9
     West 69.8 70.4 32.3 30.1 26.6 24.7
          Mountain 72.5 72.3 35.9 35.9 30.7 30.5
          Pacific 68.7 69.6 30.8a 27.8 24.9 22.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 71.5 70.5 34.8b 32.9 29.0a 27.5
     Small Metro 74.8 74.4 36.5 36.9 30.9 31.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 73.5 74.6 35.1 36.5 29.4 30.9
          < 250K Pop. 77.3a 74.0 39.2 37.7 33.5 32.5
     Nonmetro 75.0 76.6 39.1 38.8 34.2 33.9
          Urbanized 74.2 76.8 38.1 39.1 33.0 34.5
          Less Urbanized 75.1 76.4 39.6 38.4 34.4 33.1
          Completely Rural 78.1 77.1 40.8 39.1 37.6 35.0
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.71A Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 9,113a 8,631 5,839 5,634 3,767 3,610
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 1,581 1,502 1,048 997 665 635
          New England 402 384 268 265 181 172
          Middle Atlantic 1,179 1,118 780 732 484 463
     Midwest 2,208a 2,016 1,460 1,373 1,003 923
          East North Central 1,480 1,377 984 939 669 613
          West North Central 729 639 476 434 334 310
     South 3,468 3,271 2,247 2,112 1,484 1,366
          South Atlantic 1,805a 1,594 1,195a 1,007 787a 645
          East South Central 623 590 387 386 271 267
          West South Central 1,040 1,087 666 719 427 455
     West 1,856 1,841 1,083 1,152 615 686
          Mountain 618 621 382 400 241 252
          Pacific 1,239 1,220 701 752 374 433
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 4,498b 4,051 2,830a 2,590 1,741 1,588
     Small Metro 2,723 2,752 1,785 1,815 1,173 1,187
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 1,808 1,804 1,186 1,168 765 746
          < 250K Pop. 915 948 599 647 408 441
     Nonmetro 1,892 1,827 1,225 1,229 853 835
          Urbanized 705 749 445 503 310 345
          Less Urbanized 951 908 621 608 426 401
          Completely Rural 236 170 159 118 117 89
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.71B Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 36.8b 34.5 23.6a 22.5 15.2 14.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 35.4 33.5 23.5 22.2 14.9 14.1
          New England 34.8 32.8 23.1 22.6 15.6 14.7
          Middle Atlantic 35.7 33.7 23.6 22.1 14.6 13.9
     Midwest 38.8b 35.4 25.7 24.1 17.6 16.2
          East North Central 37.1a 34.5 24.7 23.5 16.8 15.4
          West North Central 42.8a 37.6 27.9 25.5 19.6 18.2
     South 39.5b 36.6 25.6a 23.7 16.9a 15.3
          South Atlantic 41.1b 35.4 27.2b 22.4 17.9b 14.3
          East South Central 43.7 40.6 27.1 26.6 19.0 18.4
          West South Central 35.2 36.6 22.6 24.2 14.5 15.3
     West 31.8 31.3 18.6 19.6 10.6 11.7
          Mountain 36.2 35.9 22.4 23.2 14.1 14.6
          Pacific 30.0 29.4 17.0 18.1 9.1 10.4
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 34.1b 30.4 21.4b 19.5 13.2a 11.9
     Small Metro 37.6 37.2 24.6 24.5 16.2 16.0
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 36.9 36.2 24.2 23.5 15.6 15.0
          < 250K Pop. 39.1 39.2 25.6 26.7 17.4 18.2
     Nonmetro 44.0 42.6 28.5 28.7 19.8 19.5
          Urbanized 40.9 40.3 25.8 27.1 18.0 18.6
          Less Urbanized 45.2 45.7 29.5 30.6 20.3 20.2
          Completely Rural 49.6b 38.4 33.4 26.7 24.7 20.1
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.72A Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 23,426 23,723 17,028 17,073 14,049 14,201
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 4,200 4,215 3,147 3,117 2,586 2,523
          New England 1,122 1,138 807 816 665 649
          Middle Atlantic 3,078 3,077 2,339 2,301 1,921 1,874
     Midwest 5,710 5,819 4,343 4,318 3,621 3,573
          East North Central 3,926 3,976 2,984 2,938 2,500 2,431
          West North Central 1,784 1,843 1,360 1,380 1,121 1,141
     South 8,376 8,367 6,037 6,083 5,033 5,212
          South Atlantic 4,039 4,054 2,902 2,942 2,424 2,479
          East South Central 1,525 1,448 1,121 1,071 949 949
          West South Central 2,811 2,865 2,013 2,069 1,659 1,784
     West 5,140 5,322 3,501 3,556 2,809 2,894
          Mountain 1,609 1,640 1,127 1,100 933 915
          Pacific 3,532 3,683 2,374 2,456 1,876 1,978
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 11,661 11,979 8,353 8,433 6,824 6,921
     Small Metro 7,796 7,792 5,615 5,684 4,604 4,755
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 4,897 5,045 3,469 3,670 2,866 3,057
          < 250K Pop. 2,899 2,747 2,146 2,014 1,738 1,697
     Nonmetro 3,969 3,951 3,060 2,956 2,621 2,526
          Urbanized 1,779 1,890 1,344 1,410 1,151 1,194
          Less Urbanized 1,819 1,755 1,437 1,318 1,223 1,124
          Completely Rural 371 305 279 227 247 208
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.72B Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 75.5 74.8 54.9 53.8 45.3 44.8
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 76.3 74.8 57.2 55.3 47.0 44.8
          New England 78.3 77.4 56.3 55.5 46.4 44.1
          Middle Atlantic 75.6 73.9 57.4 55.3 47.2 45.0
     Midwest 79.3 79.1 60.3 58.7 50.3 48.6
          East North Central 78.9 78.2 60.0 57.8 50.2 47.8
          West North Central 80.2 81.0 61.1 60.7 50.4 50.2
     South 76.0a 73.9 54.8 53.7 45.7 46.0
          South Atlantic 74.9 72.6 53.8 52.7 45.0 44.4
          East South Central 79.8a 74.8 58.6 55.4 49.7 49.0
          West South Central 75.6 75.3 54.1 54.4 44.6 46.9
     West 70.5 71.8 48.0 48.0 38.5 39.0
          Mountain 73.7 73.3 51.6 49.2 42.8 40.9
          Pacific 69.1 71.2 46.4 47.5 36.7 38.2
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 73.4 72.1 52.6 50.8 43.0 41.7
     Small Metro 76.7 76.3 55.2 55.7 45.3 46.6
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 76.0 75.9 53.9 55.2 44.5 46.0
          < 250K Pop. 77.8 77.3 57.6 56.7 46.7 47.7
     Nonmetro 79.7 80.3 61.5 60.1 52.7 51.4
          Urbanized 79.2 80.0 59.8 59.7 51.2 50.5
          Less Urbanized 80.3 80.1 63.4 60.1 54.0 51.3
          Completely Rural 79.7 84.0 59.9 62.6 53.0 57.2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.73A Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 139,299 140,489 61,864 60,708 53,683 52,946
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 26,936 26,573 11,901 11,292 10,015 9,862
          New England 7,168 7,280 2,939 2,893 2,394 2,343
          Middle Atlantic 19,768 19,293 8,963 8,399 7,621 7,519
     Midwest 32,647 32,992 14,910 15,108 12,885 13,018
          East North Central 22,848 23,182 10,479 10,529 9,200 9,076
          West North Central 9,799 9,809 4,431 4,579 3,686 3,942
     South 49,817 50,191 22,574 22,795 20,158 20,368
          South Atlantic 26,526 27,300 11,985 11,493 10,629 10,177
          East South Central 8,757 8,540 3,979 4,326 3,679 3,831
          West South Central 14,534 14,351 6,609 6,976 5,849 6,360
     West 29,899 30,734 12,479 11,513 10,626 9,698
          Mountain 8,875 9,026 3,987 4,109 3,522 3,591
          Pacific 21,024 21,707 8,492 7,403 7,104 6,107
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 73,766 72,897 32,555a 30,434 27,857 26,172
     Small Metro 41,305 42,575 17,909 18,870 15,599 16,500
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 26,731 28,173 11,324 12,308 9,765 10,683
          < 250K Pop. 14,574 14,402 6,586 6,562 5,834 5,817
     Nonmetro 24,228 25,017 11,400 11,404 10,227 10,274
          Urbanized 9,402a 11,080 4,311 5,077 3,825a 4,622
          Less Urbanized 11,969 11,252 5,719 5,070 5,100 4,514
          Completely Rural 2,857 2,684 1,370 1,256 1,302 1,139
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.73B Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 77.7 77.6 34.5 33.5 29.9 29.3
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 76.7 75.5 33.9 32.1 28.5 28.0
          New England 77.8 78.8 31.9 31.3 26.0 25.3
          Middle Atlantic 76.4 74.4 34.6 32.4 29.4 29.0
     Midwest 80.5 81.0 36.8 37.1 31.8 32.0
          East North Central 80.3 81.1 36.8 36.8 32.3 31.7
          West North Central 81.1 80.9 36.7 37.8 30.5 32.5
     South 77.9 77.8 35.3 35.3 31.5 31.6
          South Atlantic 78.1 79.5 35.3 33.5 31.3 29.6
          East South Central 81.0 78.9 36.8 39.9 34.0 35.4
          West South Central 75.8 74.2 34.5 36.1 30.5 32.9
     West 75.2 75.8 31.4 28.4 26.7 23.9
          Mountain 77.7 77.5 34.9 35.3 30.8 30.8
          Pacific 74.2 75.1 30.0a 25.6 25.1a 21.1
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 76.3 75.8 33.7a 31.6 28.8 27.2
     Small Metro 79.6 79.2 34.5 35.1 30.1 30.7
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 78.3 79.8 33.2 34.9 28.6 30.3
          < 250K Pop. 82.2b 77.9 37.1 35.5 32.9 31.5
     Nonmetro 78.6 80.7 37.0 36.8 33.2 33.2
          Urbanized 78.0 81.2 35.8 37.2 31.7 33.9
          Less Urbanized 78.4 80.1 37.5 36.1 33.4 32.1
          Completely Rural 81.8 81.5 39.2 38.1 37.3 34.6
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.74A Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 162,725 164,212 78,892 77,781 67,732 67,147
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 31,136 30,787 15,048 14,409 12,601 12,385
          New England 8,290 8,417 3,746 3,709 3,059 2,992
          Middle Atlantic 22,846 22,370 11,302 10,700 9,542 9,393
     Midwest 38,357 38,810 19,253 19,426 16,506 16,591
          East North Central 26,774 27,159 13,463 13,467 11,699 11,508
          West North Central 11,583 11,652 5,790 5,959 4,807 5,083
     South 58,193 58,558 28,611 28,878 25,191 25,580
          South Atlantic 30,565 31,354 14,888 14,435 13,054 12,656
          East South Central 10,282 9,988 5,101 5,397 4,629 4,780
          West South Central 17,345 17,216 8,622 9,045 7,508 8,144
     West 35,040 36,056 15,980 15,068 13,435 12,592
          Mountain 10,484 10,666 5,114 5,209 4,455 4,507
          Pacific 24,556 25,390 10,866 9,859 8,980 8,085
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 85,427 84,876 40,908 38,867 34,681 33,093
     Small Metro 49,101 50,368 23,525 24,554 20,204 21,254
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 31,628 33,219 14,793 15,978 12,632 13,740
          < 250K Pop. 17,473 17,149 8,732 8,576 7,572 7,514
     Nonmetro 28,197 28,968 14,460 14,359 12,848 12,800
          Urbanized 11,181a 12,971 5,655 6,487 4,976a 5,816
          Less Urbanized 13,788 13,008 7,156 6,388 6,323 5,638
          Completely Rural 3,228 2,989 1,649 1,484 1,549 1,347
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.74B Any Tobacco Product Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 77.3 77.2 37.5 36.6 32.2 31.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 76.7 75.4 37.1 35.3 31.0 30.3
          New England 77.8 78.6 35.2 34.6 28.7 27.9
          Middle Atlantic 76.3 74.3 37.7 35.5 31.9 31.2
     Midwest 80.4 80.7 40.3 40.4 34.6 34.5
          East North Central 80.1 80.7 40.3 40.0 35.0 34.2
          West North Central 80.9 80.9 40.5 41.4 33.6 35.3
     South 77.6 77.2 38.1 38.1 33.6 33.7
          South Atlantic 77.6 78.5 37.8 36.2 33.2 31.7
          East South Central 80.8 78.3 40.1 42.3 36.4 37.4
          West South Central 75.7 74.4 37.6 39.1 32.8 35.2
     West 74.5 75.2 34.0 31.4 28.6 26.3
          Mountain 77.0 76.8 37.6 37.5 32.7 32.5
          Pacific 73.4 74.5 32.5a 28.9 26.8 23.7
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 75.9 75.3 36.3a 34.5 30.8a 29.3
     Small Metro 79.1 78.7 37.9 38.4 32.6 33.2
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 77.9 79.2 36.4 38.1 31.1 32.8
          < 250K Pop. 81.4b 77.8 40.7 38.9 35.3 34.1
     Nonmetro 78.8 80.7 40.4 40.0 35.9 35.7
          Urbanized 78.2 81.0 39.5 40.5 34.8 36.3
          Less Urbanized 78.7 80.1 40.8 39.3 36.1 34.7
          Completely Rural 81.5 81.8 41.6 40.6 39.1 36.8
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Any Tobacco product includes cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (i.e., chewing tobacco or snuff), cigars, or pipe tobacco. Any Tobacco use in the past year excludes past year pipe tobacco use, but includes past month pipe tobacco use.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.75A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 162,553 163,240 71,310 69,853 61,136 60,434
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 31,266 30,611 13,441 13,051 11,490 11,306
          New England 8,318 8,274 3,321 3,191 2,797 2,721
          Middle Atlantic 22,948 22,337 10,120 9,860 8,693 8,585
     Midwest 38,658 38,649 17,577 17,353 15,163 14,891
          East North Central 26,996 26,959 12,258 11,956 10,624 10,354
          West North Central 11,661 11,690 5,319 5,397 4,539 4,537
     South 57,663 58,174 26,039 25,745 22,524 22,665
          South Atlantic 30,253 30,925 13,565 12,527 11,737 11,013
          East South Central 10,141 9,807 4,578 4,773 4,069 4,189
          West South Central 17,269 17,442 7,896 8,445 6,718 7,463
     West 34,966 35,806 14,253 13,704 11,959 11,573
          Mountain 10,547 10,734 4,712 4,803 4,073 4,188
          Pacific 24,420 25,072 9,540 8,901 7,886 7,385
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 85,236 84,185 37,147a 34,584 31,599 29,887
     Small Metro 49,121 50,335 21,205 22,277 18,162 19,173
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 31,497 33,135 13,315 14,484 11,376 12,381
          < 250K Pop. 17,625 17,201 7,890 7,793 6,786 6,792
     Nonmetro 28,195 28,720 12,958 12,992 11,375 11,375
          Urbanized 11,169a 12,925 5,110a 5,983 4,542a 5,283
          Less Urbanized 13,705 12,836 6,296 5,721 5,422 4,945
          Completely Rural 3,321 2,958 1,552 1,288 1,411 1,147
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.75B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 69.1 68.7 30.3 29.4 26.0 25.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 69.4 67.6 29.8 28.8 25.5 25.0
          New England 70.5 69.6 28.1 26.8 23.7 22.9
          Middle Atlantic 69.0 66.8 30.4 29.5 26.1 25.7
     Midwest 72.4 71.9 32.9 32.3 28.4 27.7
          East North Central 72.2 71.6 32.8 31.7 28.4 27.5
          West North Central 72.8 72.6 33.2 33.5 28.3 28.2
     South 68.8 68.6 31.1 30.4 26.9 26.7
          South Atlantic 69.1 69.6 31.0a 28.2 26.8 24.8
          East South Central 71.6 69.0 32.3 33.6 28.7 29.5
          West South Central 66.8 66.8 30.5 32.3 26.0 28.6
     West 66.1 66.5 27.0 25.5 22.6 21.5
          Mountain 68.9 68.7 30.8 30.8 26.6 26.8
          Pacific 65.0 65.6 25.4 23.3 21.0 19.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 67.8 66.8 29.5b 27.4 25.1a 23.7
     Small Metro 70.9 70.5 30.6 31.2 26.2 26.9
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 69.2 70.6 29.3 30.9 25.0 26.4
          < 250K Pop. 74.1b 70.3 33.2 31.8 28.5 27.8
     Nonmetro 70.3 71.5 32.3 32.3 28.4 28.3
          Urbanized 69.7 72.3 31.9 33.5 28.3 29.6
          Less Urbanized 69.8 70.4 32.1 31.4 27.6 27.1
          Completely Rural 74.9 72.2 35.0 31.4 31.8 28.0
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.76A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 8,242a 7,752 5,037a 4,737 3,209 3,044
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 1,462 1,348 943 864 594 562
          New England 373 344 240 224 163 146
          Middle Atlantic 1,090 1,004 702 640 432 416
     Midwest 2,005 1,851 1,270 1,172 872 798
          East North Central 1,346 1,260 858 790 577 533
          West North Central 659 591 412 381 295 265
     South 3,141 2,901 1,938a 1,748 1,232 1,122
          South Atlantic 1,649b 1,400 1,046b 814 671b 528
          East South Central 556 503 327 312 211 209
          West South Central 936 998 565 622 350 385
     West 1,633 1,652 886 953 511 561
          Mountain 549 556 314 328 205 211
          Pacific 1,084 1,095 572 625 306 350
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 4,067b 3,616 2,456b 2,181 1,520a 1,360
     Small Metro 2,460 2,483 1,537 1,499 979 984
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 1,636 1,618 1,025 943 653 605
          < 250K Pop. 824 865 512 556 326 379
     Nonmetro 1,715 1,653 1,044 1,057 710 699
          Urbanized 644 683 392 436 268 307
          Less Urbanized 855 824 518 527 345 327
          Completely Rural 215a 147 134 94 97 66
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.76B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 33.3b 31.0 20.3b 19.0 13.0 12.2
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 32.8a 30.0 21.1 19.2 13.3 12.5
          New England 32.2 29.3 20.8 19.1 14.1 12.5
          Middle Atlantic 33.0 30.3 21.3 19.3 13.1 12.5
     Midwest 35.2a 32.5 22.3 20.6 15.3 14.0
          East North Central 33.8a 31.6 21.5 19.8 14.5 13.3
          West North Central 38.7 34.7 24.2 22.4 17.3 15.6
     South 35.8b 32.5 22.1b 19.6 14.0a 12.6
          South Atlantic 37.5b 31.1 23.8b 18.1 15.3b 11.7
          East South Central 39.0 34.6 22.9 21.5 14.8 14.4
          West South Central 31.7 33.6 19.2 20.9 11.9 13.0
     West 28.0 28.1 15.2 16.2 8.8 9.5
          Mountain 32.2 32.2 18.4 19.0 12.0 12.2
          Pacific 26.3 26.4 13.9 15.0 7.4 8.4
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 30.8b 27.2 18.6b 16.4 11.5a 10.2
     Small Metro 34.0 33.6 21.2 20.3 13.5 13.3
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 33.4 32.5 20.9 18.9 13.3 12.1
          < 250K Pop. 35.2 35.8 21.9 23.0 13.9 15.7
     Nonmetro 39.9 38.6 24.3 24.7 16.5 16.3
          Urbanized 37.4 36.7 22.7 23.4 15.5 16.5
          Less Urbanized 40.7 41.5 24.6 26.6 16.4 16.5
          Completely Rural 45.3b 33.2 28.2 21.3 20.4 14.9
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.77A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 22,099 22,267 15,214 15,113 12,650 12,764
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 4,010 3,948 2,843 2,756 2,361 2,266
          New England 1,076 1,046 736 701 614 575
          Middle Atlantic 2,934 2,902 2,107 2,055 1,747 1,691
     Midwest 5,377 5,482 3,896 3,824 3,261 3,232
          East North Central 3,710 3,748 2,667 2,600 2,245 2,194
          West North Central 1,667 1,734 1,229 1,225 1,015 1,038
     South 7,867 7,882 5,326 5,365 4,499 4,658
          South Atlantic 3,786 3,797 2,549 2,537 2,156 2,199
          East South Central 1,444 1,343 992 931 844 824
          West South Central 2,636 2,741 1,785 1,897 1,498 1,635
     West 4,846 4,955 3,148 3,167 2,529 2,607
          Mountain 1,504 1,513 1,005 972 834 813
          Pacific 3,342 3,442 2,143 2,195 1,695 1,794
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 11,040 11,245 7,548 7,473 6,269 6,277
     Small Metro 7,361 7,311 4,985 5,000 4,092 4,222
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 4,614 4,740 3,099 3,204 2,551 2,704
          < 250K Pop. 2,748 2,571 1,886 1,796 1,542 1,518
     Nonmetro 3,697 3,712 2,681 2,639 2,289 2,265
          Urbanized 1,664 1,771 1,196 1,243 1,036 1,055
          Less Urbanized 1,687 1,645 1,241 1,192 1,045 1,022
          Completely Rural 346 297 243 204 208 189
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.77B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 71.2 70.2 49.0a 47.6 40.8 40.2
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 72.8 70.1 51.6 48.9 42.9 40.2
          New England 75.0 71.1 51.3 47.7 42.8 39.1
          Middle Atlantic 72.1 69.7 51.7 49.4 42.9 40.6
     Midwest 74.7 74.5 54.1 52.0 45.3 43.9
          East North Central 74.6 73.7 53.6 51.1 45.1 43.2
          West North Central 74.9 76.2 55.2 53.8 45.6 45.6
     South 71.4 69.6 48.3 47.4 40.8 41.1
          South Atlantic 70.2 68.0 47.3 45.4 40.0 39.4
          East South Central 75.5b 69.5 51.9 48.1 44.2 42.6
          West South Central 70.9 72.0 48.0 49.8 40.3 42.9
     West 66.4 66.9 43.2 42.7 34.7 35.2
          Mountain 68.9 67.7 46.1 43.5 38.2 36.4
          Pacific 65.4 66.5 41.9 42.4 33.2 34.7
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 69.5a 67.7 47.5a 45.0 39.5 37.8
     Small Metro 72.4 71.6 49.0 49.0 40.3 41.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 71.6 71.3 48.1 48.2 39.6 40.7
          < 250K Pop. 73.8 72.3 50.6 50.5 41.4 42.7
     Nonmetro 74.3 75.5 53.9 53.7 46.0 46.1
          Urbanized 74.1 75.0 53.3 52.6 46.1 44.6
          Less Urbanized 74.4 75.0 54.8 54.4 46.1 46.6
          Completely Rural 74.5 81.6 52.3 56.2 44.7 52.0
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.78A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 132,212 133,221 51,060 50,004 45,278 44,626
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 25,794 25,316 9,655 9,432 8,535 8,477
          New England 6,870 6,884 2,344 2,267 2,021 1,999
          Middle Atlantic 18,924 18,432 7,311 7,165 6,514 6,478
     Midwest 31,276 31,315 12,411 12,357 11,031 10,861
          East North Central 21,941 21,950 8,732 8,566 7,801 7,627
          West North Central 9,335 9,365 3,678 3,791 3,229 3,234
     South 46,656 47,391 18,776 18,631 16,793 16,885
          South Atlantic 24,818 25,728 9,971 9,175 8,910 8,286
          East South Central 8,141 7,960 3,259 3,530 3,013 3,156
          West South Central 13,696 13,703 5,546 5,926 4,870 5,443
     West 28,488 29,199 10,218 9,584 8,919 8,404
          Mountain 8,494 8,664 3,393 3,502 3,035 3,163
          Pacific 19,994 20,535 6,825 6,081 5,884 5,241
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 70,129 69,325 27,143a 24,930 23,810 22,249
     Small Metro 39,299 40,542 14,683 15,778 13,090 13,967
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 25,247 26,777 9,190a 10,336 8,173 9,073
          < 250K Pop. 14,053 13,765 5,493 5,441 4,918 4,894
     Nonmetro 22,784 23,355 9,234 9,296 8,377 8,410
          Urbanized 8,861a 10,471 3,523a 4,305 3,238a 3,922
          Less Urbanized 11,163 10,368 4,537 4,002 4,032 3,596
          Completely Rural 2,759 2,515 1,175 989 1,106 892
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.78B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 73.7 73.6 28.5 27.6 25.2 24.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 73.5 71.9 27.5 26.8 24.3 24.1
          New England 74.5 74.5 25.4 24.5 21.9 21.6
          Middle Atlantic 73.1 71.0 28.2 27.6 25.2 25.0
     Midwest 77.2 76.9 30.6 30.4 27.2 26.7
          East North Central 77.1 76.8 30.7 30.0 27.4 26.7
          West North Central 77.3 77.2 30.4 31.3 26.7 26.7
     South 72.9 73.4 29.3 28.9 26.3 26.2
          South Atlantic 73.1 74.9 29.4 26.7 26.2 24.1
          East South Central 75.3 73.5 30.1 32.6 27.9 29.1
          West South Central 71.4 70.8 28.9 30.6 25.4 28.1
     West 71.7 72.0 25.7 23.6 22.4 20.7
          Mountain 74.3 74.4 29.7 30.1 26.6 27.2
          Pacific 70.6 71.1 24.1 21.1 20.8 18.1
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 72.5 72.1 28.1a 25.9 24.6 23.1
     Small Metro 75.7 75.4 28.3 29.3 25.2 26.0
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 73.9 75.9 26.9 29.3 23.9 25.7
          < 250K Pop. 79.3b 74.4 31.0 29.4 27.7 26.5
     Nonmetro 73.9 75.4 30.0 30.0 27.2 27.1
          Urbanized 73.5 76.7 29.2 31.6 26.9 28.7
          Less Urbanized 73.2 73.8 29.7 28.5 26.4 25.6
          Completely Rural 79.0 76.4 33.6 30.0 31.7 27.1
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.79A Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 154,311 155,488 66,273 65,116 57,928 57,391
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 29,804 29,263 12,499 12,188 10,896 10,743
          New England 7,946 7,930 3,081 2,968 2,635 2,575
          Middle Atlantic 21,858 21,333 9,418 9,220 8,261 8,169
     Midwest 36,652 36,797 16,307 16,182 14,291 14,093
          East North Central 25,651 25,699 11,400 11,166 10,047 9,821
          West North Central 11,002 11,099 4,907 5,016 4,245 4,272
     South 54,522 55,273 24,102 23,996 21,292 21,543
          South Atlantic 28,604 29,525 12,519 11,712 11,066 10,485
          East South Central 9,585 9,304 4,251 4,461 3,858 3,980
          West South Central 16,333 16,444 7,331 7,823 6,368 7,078
     West 33,333 34,154 13,366 12,751 11,448 11,011
          Mountain 9,997 10,178 4,398 4,475 3,869 3,976
          Pacific 23,336 23,977 8,968 8,276 7,580 7,035
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 81,170 80,569 34,691a 32,403 30,079 28,526
     Small Metro 46,661 47,852 19,668 20,778 17,183 18,189
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 29,860 31,517 12,290a 13,541 10,723 11,777
          < 250K Pop. 16,801 16,335 7,379 7,237 6,460 6,412
     Nonmetro 26,481 27,067 11,914 11,935 10,666 10,676
          Urbanized 10,525a 12,242 4,718a 5,548 4,274a 4,976
          Less Urbanized 12,850 12,013 5,778 5,194 5,077 4,618
          Completely Rural 3,106 2,812 1,418 1,194 1,314 1,081
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.79B Cigarette Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 73.3 73.1 31.5 30.6 27.5 27.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 73.4 71.7 30.8 29.9 26.8 26.3
          New England 74.6 74.0 28.9 27.7 24.7 24.0
          Middle Atlantic 73.0 70.9 31.4 30.6 27.6 27.1
     Midwest 76.8 76.5 34.2 33.7 29.9 29.3
          East North Central 76.7 76.3 34.1 33.2 30.1 29.2
          West North Central 76.9 77.1 34.3 34.8 29.7 29.7
     South 72.7 72.9 32.1 31.6 28.4 28.4
          South Atlantic 72.7 73.9 31.8 29.3 28.1 26.3
          East South Central 75.3 72.9 33.4 34.9 30.3 31.2
          West South Central 71.3 71.0 32.0 33.8 27.8 30.6
     West 70.8 71.2 28.4 26.6 24.3 23.0
          Mountain 73.5 73.3 32.3 32.2 28.4 28.6
          Pacific 69.8 70.4 26.8 24.3 22.7 20.7
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 72.1 71.4 30.8b 28.7 26.7a 25.3
     Small Metro 75.2 74.8 31.7 32.5 27.7 28.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 73.6 75.1 30.3 32.3 26.4 28.1
          < 250K Pop. 78.3b 74.1 34.4 32.8 30.1 29.1
     Nonmetro 74.0 75.4 33.3 33.2 29.8 29.7
          Urbanized 73.6 76.5 33.0 34.7 29.9 31.1
          Less Urbanized 73.3 74.0 33.0 32.0 29.0 28.4
          Completely Rural 78.4 76.9 35.8 32.6 33.2 29.6
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.80A Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 46,870 46,065 10,577 10,347 7,787 7,725
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 6,313 6,112 1,027 1,109 648 748
          New England 1,653 1,643 225a 326 128 190
          Middle Atlantic 4,660 4,469 801 783 521 559
     Midwest 11,907 11,562 2,866 2,734 2,091 1,985
          East North Central 7,823 7,411 1,721 1,580 1,242 1,140
          West North Central 4,084 4,151 1,145 1,154 849 845
     South 18,859 18,339 5,030 4,587 3,911 3,772
          South Atlantic 9,371 8,808 2,303 2,037 1,718 1,683
          East South Central 3,959 3,729 1,210 1,219 950 1,013
          West South Central 5,529 5,803 1,517 1,332 1,243 1,076
     West 9,790 10,052 1,655 1,916 1,137 1,219
          Mountain 3,579 3,774 780 865 569 641
          Pacific 6,211 6,279 875 1,051 568 578
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 19,862 19,524 3,569 3,531 2,416 2,410
     Small Metro 15,859 15,438 3,610 3,563 2,700 2,740
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 9,435 9,427 2,018 2,039 1,454 1,522
          < 250K Pop. 6,424 6,011 1,592 1,524 1,246 1,218
     Nonmetro 11,149 11,103 3,398 3,253 2,671 2,574
          Urbanized 3,944 4,447 1,014 1,173 732 912
          Less Urbanized 5,707 5,479 1,909 1,642 1,544 1,298
          Completely Rural 1,499 1,178 475 438 394 365
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.80B Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 19.9 19.4 4.5 4.4 3.3 3.3
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 14.0 13.5 2.3 2.4 1.4 1.7
          New England 14.0 13.8 1.9a 2.7 1.1 1.6
          Middle Atlantic 14.0 13.4 2.4 2.3 1.6 1.7
     Midwest 22.3 21.5 5.4 5.1 3.9 3.7
          East North Central 20.9 19.7 4.6 4.2 3.3 3.0
          West North Central 25.5 25.8 7.2 7.2 5.3 5.2
     South 22.5 21.6 6.0 5.4 4.7 4.4
          South Atlantic 21.4 19.8 5.3 4.6 3.9 3.8
          East South Central 28.0 26.2 8.5 8.6 6.7 7.1
          West South Central 21.4 22.2 5.9 5.1 4.8 4.1
     West 18.5 18.7 3.1 3.6 2.2 2.3
          Mountain 23.4 24.2 5.1 5.5 3.7 4.1
          Pacific 16.5 16.4 2.3 2.8 1.5 1.5
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 15.8 15.5 2.8 2.8 1.9 1.9
     Small Metro 22.9 21.6 5.2 5.0 3.9 3.8
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 20.7 20.1 4.4 4.3 3.2 3.2
          < 250K Pop. 27.0 24.6 6.7 6.2 5.2 5.0
     Nonmetro 27.8 27.6 8.5 8.1 6.7 6.4
          Urbanized 24.6 24.9 6.3 6.6 4.6 5.1
          Less Urbanized 29.1 30.1 9.7 9.0 7.9 7.1
          Completely Rural 33.8 28.7 10.7 10.7 8.9 8.9
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.81A Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 1,975 1,897 1,063 1,034 487 511
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 256 224 154 147 43a 70
          New England 56 55 36 41 9 20
          Middle Atlantic 200 169 118 106 34 50
     Midwest 510 447 292 264 139 123
          East North Central 301 293 165 158 83 67
          West North Central 209a 155 127 106 56 55
     South 894 888 455 443 239 233
          South Atlantic 451 420 211 203 108 108
          East South Central 214 212 110 115 58 64
          West South Central 229 257 134 124 73 61
     West 315 337 161 180 66 85
          Mountain 132a 172 73 97 35 41
          Pacific 183 165 88 84 31 45
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 682 588 366 308 155 136
     Small Metro 637 680 330 363 145 178
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 379 430 193 237 75 107
          < 250K Pop. 258 250 137 126 70 70
     Nonmetro 656 630 368 363 188 197
          Urbanized 220 208 120 112 53 56
          Less Urbanized 324 348 183 210 102 117
          Completely Rural 112a 74 65 42 32 25
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.81B Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 8.0 7.6 4.3 4.1 2.0 2.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 5.7 5.0 3.5 3.3 1.0a 1.6
          New England 4.9 4.7 3.1 3.5 0.8a 1.7
          Middle Atlantic 6.0 5.1 3.6 3.2 1.0 1.5
     Midwest 9.0 7.9 5.1 4.6 2.4 2.2
          East North Central 7.6 7.3 4.1 4.0 2.1 1.7
          West North Central 12.3a 9.1 7.4 6.2 3.3 3.3
     South 10.2 10.0 5.2 5.0 2.7 2.6
          South Atlantic 10.3 9.3 4.8 4.5 2.5 2.4
          East South Central 15.0 14.6 7.7 7.9 4.1 4.4
          West South Central 7.8 8.6 4.6 4.2 2.5 2.1
     West 5.4 5.7 2.8 3.1 1.1 1.5
          Mountain 7.7a 10.0 4.3 5.6 2.1 2.4
          Pacific 4.4 4.0 2.1 2.0 0.8 1.1
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 5.2a 4.4 2.8 2.3 1.2 1.0
     Small Metro 8.8 9.2 4.6 4.9 2.0 2.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 7.7 8.6 3.9 4.8 1.5 2.2
          < 250K Pop. 11.0 10.3 5.8 5.2 3.0 2.9
     Nonmetro 15.3 14.7 8.5 8.5 4.4 4.6
          Urbanized 12.8 11.2 7.0 6.0 3.1 3.0
          Less Urbanized 15.4 17.5 8.7 10.6 4.9 5.9
          Completely Rural 23.6a 16.8 13.7 9.5 6.8 5.6
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.82A Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 7,367 6,977 2,489 2,485 1,502 1,486
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 1,044 1,049 286 344 167 186
          New England 310 288 74a 101 37 47
          Middle Atlantic 734 760 212 243 130 139
     Midwest 2,116 2,028 731 711 440 435
          East North Central 1,317 1,269 453 418 272 244
          West North Central 799 759 277 293 168 191
     South 2,652 2,403 980 879 626 565
          South Atlantic 1,218 1,135 431 400 251 250
          East South Central 571 489 229 189 159 137
          West South Central 863 779 321 291 217 178
     West 1,555 1,497 493 551 269 301
          Mountain 590 625 217 213 139 134
          Pacific 965 872 276 337 130 166
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 2,799 2,795 784 897 404 467
     Small Metro 2,792a 2,487 933 895 557 556
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 1,651 1,520 546 521 318 316
          < 250K Pop. 1,141a 967 387 373 239 240
     Nonmetro 1,776 1,695 772 694 541 462
          Urbanized 731 766 308 294 215 190
          Less Urbanized 853 775 365 330 244 221
          Completely Rural 193 155 99 70 82 51
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.82B Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 23.7b 22.0 8.0 7.8 4.8 4.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 19.0 18.6 5.2 6.1 3.0 3.3
          New England 21.6 19.6 5.1a 6.9 2.6 3.2
          Middle Atlantic 18.0 18.3 5.2 5.8 3.2 3.3
     Midwest 29.4 27.6 10.1 9.7 6.1 5.9
          East North Central 26.5 25.0 9.1 8.2 5.5 4.8
          West North Central 35.9 33.4 12.5 12.9 7.5 8.4
     South 24.1b 21.2 8.9 7.8 5.7 5.0
          South Atlantic 22.6 20.3 8.0 7.2 4.6 4.5
          East South Central 29.9 25.3 12.0 9.8 8.3 7.1
          West South Central 23.2a 20.5 8.6 7.6 5.8 4.7
     West 21.3 20.2 6.8 7.4 3.7 4.1
          Mountain 27.0 27.9 9.9 9.5 6.4 6.0
          Pacific 18.9 16.9 5.4 6.5 2.5 3.2
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 17.6 16.8 4.9 5.4 2.5 2.8
     Small Metro 27.5b 24.4 9.2 8.8 5.5 5.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 25.6a 22.9 8.5 7.8 4.9 4.8
          < 250K Pop. 30.6a 27.2 10.4 10.5 6.4 6.8
     Nonmetro 35.7 34.5 15.5 14.1 10.9 9.4
          Urbanized 32.5 32.4 13.7 12.4 9.6 8.0
          Less Urbanized 37.6 35.4 16.1 15.0 10.8 10.1
          Completely Rural 41.5 42.5 21.3 19.4 17.6 14.1
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.83A Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 37,528 37,190 7,025 6,827 5,797 5,728
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 5,013 4,839 586 618 439 493
          New England 1,287 1,299 115 183 82 124
          Middle Atlantic 3,726 3,539 471 434 357 369
     Midwest 9,281 9,086 1,843 1,759 1,511 1,428
          East North Central 6,205 5,849 1,102 1,004 887 829
          West North Central 3,075 3,237 741 755 625 599
     South 15,314 15,048 3,594 3,265 3,046 2,975
          South Atlantic 7,703 7,253 1,661 1,434 1,359 1,326
          East South Central 3,175 3,027 872 915 733 812
          West South Central 4,436 4,767 1,062 917 953 836
     West 7,920 8,218 1,001 1,185 802 833
          Mountain 2,857 2,977 490 555 395 466
          Pacific 5,063 5,241 511 630 407 367
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 16,381 16,141 2,420 2,326 1,857 1,807
     Small Metro 12,430 12,271 2,347 2,305 1,999 2,006
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 7,405 7,478 1,279 1,280 1,061 1,098
          < 250K Pop. 5,025 4,794 1,068 1,025 938 907
     Nonmetro 8,716 8,778 2,258 2,196 1,942 1,915
          Urbanized 2,993 3,473 586 768 464 667
          Less Urbanized 4,530 4,356 1,361 1,102 1,198 960
          Completely Rural 1,193 949 311 325 280 289
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.83B Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 20.9 20.6 3.9 3.8 3.2 3.2
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 14.3 13.8 1.7 1.8 1.2 1.4
          New England 14.0 14.1 1.3 2.0 0.9 1.3
          Middle Atlantic 14.4 13.6 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4
     Midwest 22.9 22.3 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.5
          East North Central 21.8 20.5 3.9 3.5 3.1 2.9
          West North Central 25.4 26.7 6.1 6.2 5.2 4.9
     South 23.9 23.3 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.6
          South Atlantic 22.7 21.1 4.9 4.2 4.0 3.9
          East South Central 29.3 28.0 8.1 8.4 6.8 7.5
          West South Central 23.1 24.6 5.5 4.7 5.0 4.3
     West 19.9 20.3 2.5 2.9 2.0 2.1
          Mountain 25.0 25.6 4.3 4.8 3.5 4.0
          Pacific 17.9 18.1 1.8 2.2 1.4 1.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 16.9 16.8 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.9
     Small Metro 24.0 22.8 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 21.7 21.2 3.7 3.6 3.1 3.1
          < 250K Pop. 28.3 25.9 6.0 5.5 5.3 4.9
     Nonmetro 28.3 28.3 7.3 7.1 6.3 6.2
          Urbanized 24.8 25.5 4.9 5.6 3.8 4.9
          Less Urbanized 29.7 31.0 8.9 7.8 7.9 6.8
          Completely Rural 34.1 28.8 8.9 9.9 8.0 8.8
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.84A Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 44,895 44,167 9,514 9,312 7,299 7,214
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 6,058 5,887 872 962 605 678
          New England 1,597 1,588 189a 285 119 170
          Middle Atlantic 4,461 4,300 683 677 487 508
     Midwest 11,397 11,114 2,574 2,470 1,951 1,862
          East North Central 7,522 7,118 1,555 1,422 1,159 1,073
          West North Central 3,874 3,997 1,019 1,048 793 790
     South 17,966 17,451 4,575 4,145 3,672 3,540
          South Atlantic 8,920 8,388 2,091 1,834 1,610 1,576
          East South Central 3,746 3,516 1,101 1,104 892 949
          West South Central 5,299 5,546 1,383 1,207 1,170 1,015
     West 9,475 9,715 1,494 1,736 1,071 1,134
          Mountain 3,447 3,602 707 768 534 601
          Pacific 6,028 6,113 787 967 536 533
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 19,180 18,936 3,204 3,223 2,261 2,275
     Small Metro 15,222 14,758 3,280 3,200 2,556 2,562
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 9,056 8,998 1,825 1,802 1,379 1,414
          < 250K Pop. 6,166 5,760 1,455 1,398 1,177 1,147
     Nonmetro 10,492 10,473 3,030 2,890 2,483 2,377
          Urbanized 3,724 4,239 894 1,062 679 856
          Less Urbanized 5,383 5,131 1,726 1,432 1,442 1,181
          Completely Rural 1,386 1,103 410 396 362 340
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.84B Smokeless Tobacco Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 21.3 20.8 4.5 4.4 3.5 3.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 14.9 14.4 2.1 2.4 1.5 1.7
          New England 15.0 14.8 1.8a 2.7 1.1 1.6
          Middle Atlantic 14.9 14.3 2.3 2.2 1.6 1.7
     Midwest 23.9 23.1 5.4 5.1 4.1 3.9
          East North Central 22.5 21.1 4.7 4.2 3.5 3.2
          West North Central 27.1 27.8 7.1 7.3 5.5 5.5
     South 24.0 23.0 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.7
          South Atlantic 22.7 21.0 5.3 4.6 4.1 3.9
          East South Central 29.4 27.6 8.6 8.6 7.0 7.4
          West South Central 23.1 24.0 6.0 5.2 5.1 4.4
     West 20.1 20.3 3.2 3.6 2.3 2.4
          Mountain 25.3 25.9 5.2 5.5 3.9 4.3
          Pacific 18.0 17.9 2.4 2.8 1.6 1.6
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 17.0 16.8 2.8 2.9 2.0 2.0
     Small Metro 24.5 23.1 5.3 5.0 4.1 4.0
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 22.3 21.4 4.5 4.3 3.4 3.4
          < 250K Pop. 28.7 26.1 6.8 6.3 5.5 5.2
     Nonmetro 29.3 29.2 8.5 8.0 6.9 6.6
          Urbanized 26.0 26.5 6.3 6.6 4.7 5.4
          Less Urbanized 30.7 31.6 9.8 8.8 8.2 7.3
          Completely Rural 35.0 30.2 10.4 10.8 9.1 9.3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.85A Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 88,053 88,096 25,928 25,386 12,751 12,837
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 16,139 15,595 5,188a 4,499 2,450 2,362
          New England 4,571 4,712 1,398 1,317 609 550
          Middle Atlantic 11,568 10,883 3,790a 3,182 1,841 1,812
     Midwest 22,361 22,112 6,441 6,761 2,999 3,099
          East North Central 15,423 15,200 4,409 4,698 2,172 2,247
          West North Central 6,938 6,912 2,032 2,063 827 852
     South 30,219 30,554 8,879 9,150 4,650 4,887
          South Atlantic 16,074 16,361 4,808 4,722 2,536 2,486
          East South Central 5,318 4,866 1,421 1,518 689 771
          West South Central 8,828 9,327 2,650 2,910 1,425 1,631
     West 19,333 19,835 5,420 4,976 2,652 2,490
          Mountain 5,779 6,087 1,634 1,562 750 721
          Pacific 13,555 13,748 3,786 3,414 1,902 1,769
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 46,223 45,981 14,033 13,730 6,933 7,042
     Small Metro 26,928 27,287 7,863 7,856 3,877 3,935
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 16,970 17,850 5,069 5,244 2,426 2,661
          < 250K Pop. 9,958 9,438 2,794 2,612 1,451 1,275
     Nonmetro 14,902 14,828 4,032 3,800 1,941 1,860
          Urbanized 6,016a 6,887 1,670 1,761 777 864
          Less Urbanized 7,310 6,565 1,978 1,706 938 850
          Completely Rural 1,576 1,375 384 332 225 146
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.85B Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 37.4 37.1 11.0 10.7 5.4 5.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 35.8 34.4 11.5a 9.9 5.4 5.2
          New England 38.7 39.6 11.8 11.1 5.2 4.6
          Middle Atlantic 34.8 32.6 11.4a 9.5 5.5 5.4
     Midwest 41.9 41.1 12.1 12.6 5.6 5.8
          East North Central 41.2 40.4 11.8 12.5 5.8 6.0
          West North Central 43.3 42.9 12.7 12.8 5.2 5.3
     South 36.1 36.0 10.6 10.8 5.6 5.8
          South Atlantic 36.7 36.8 11.0 10.6 5.8 5.6
          East South Central 37.6a 34.2 10.0 10.7 4.9 5.4
          West South Central 34.1 35.7 10.3 11.1 5.5 6.2
     West 36.6 36.8 10.2 9.2 5.0 4.6
          Mountain 37.7 39.0 10.7 10.0 4.9 4.6
          Pacific 36.1 36.0 10.1 8.9 5.1 4.6
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 36.8 36.5 11.2 10.9 5.5 5.6
     Small Metro 38.9 38.2 11.3 11.0 5.6 5.5
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 37.3 38.0 11.1 11.2 5.3 5.7
          < 250K Pop. 41.8a 38.6 11.7 10.7 6.1 5.2
     Nonmetro 37.2 36.9 10.1 9.5 4.8 4.6
          Urbanized 37.5 38.6 10.4 9.9 4.8 4.8
          Less Urbanized 37.2 36.0 10.1 9.4 4.8 4.7
          Completely Rural 35.5 33.6 8.6 8.1 5.1 3.6
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.86A Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 4,033a 3,776 2,511 2,487 1,117 1,115
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 650 590 396 400 177 164
          New England 193 168 108 115 50 45
          Middle Atlantic 457 423 288 285 127 119
     Midwest 999 904 659 635 305 296
          East North Central 677 620 450 446 218 207
          West North Central 322 284 209 189 87 89
     South 1,578 1,464 985 941 459 425
          South Atlantic 836 711 519 452 233 200
          East South Central 261 246 158 171 79 79
          West South Central 482 507 308 319 147 146
     West 806 818 471 511 177 230
          Mountain 289 281 180 175 64 67
          Pacific 517 537 291 336 113 163
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 2,005b 1,748 1,212 1,158 511 518
     Small Metro 1,244 1,292 797 891 382 392
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 832 841 546 572 259 241
          < 250K Pop. 412 451 250a 319 123 151
     Nonmetro 784 736 502 438 224 205
          Urbanized 283 322 171 205 69 94
          Less Urbanized 398 344 268b 190 127 90
          Completely Rural 103 71 63 42 28 20
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.86B Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 16.3a 15.1 10.1 10.0 4.5 4.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 14.6 13.1 8.9 8.9 4.0 3.6
          New England 16.7 14.3 9.3 9.8 4.3 3.8
          Middle Atlantic 13.8 12.7 8.7 8.6 3.8 3.6
     Midwest 17.6a 15.9 11.6 11.2 5.4 5.2
          East North Central 17.0 15.5 11.3 11.2 5.5 5.2
          West North Central 18.9 16.7 12.2 11.1 5.1 5.2
     South 18.0 16.4 11.2 10.5 5.2 4.8
          South Atlantic 19.0a 15.8 11.8 10.0 5.3 4.5
          East South Central 18.3 16.9 11.0 11.8 5.5 5.4
          West South Central 16.3 17.1 10.4 10.7 5.0 4.9
     West 13.8 13.9 8.1 8.7 3.0 3.9
          Mountain 16.9 16.2 10.6 10.1 3.7 3.9
          Pacific 12.5 12.9 7.0 8.1 2.7 3.9
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 15.2b 13.1 9.2 8.7 3.9 3.9
     Small Metro 17.2 17.5 11.0 12.0 5.3 5.3
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 17.0 16.9 11.2 11.5 5.3 4.8
          < 250K Pop. 17.6 18.6 10.7a 13.2 5.2 6.2
     Nonmetro 18.2 17.2 11.7 10.2 5.2 4.8
          Urbanized 16.4 17.3 9.9 11.1 4.0 5.1
          Less Urbanized 18.9 17.3 12.7b 9.6 6.0 4.5
          Completely Rural 21.7 16.0 13.2 9.6 5.9 4.6
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.87A Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 14,148 14,327 7,034 7,196 3,417 3,623
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 2,452 2,484 1,194 1,271 507a 616
          New England 701 761 318 376 130 169
          Middle Atlantic 1,751 1,724 876 895 377 447
     Midwest 3,732 3,737 1,923 1,928 935 914
          East North Central 2,515 2,525 1,327 1,320 665 637
          West North Central 1,217 1,212 596 608 270 278
     South 4,754 4,866 2,466 2,569 1,305 1,410
          South Atlantic 2,347 2,410 1,223 1,249 654 647
          East South Central 842 835 420 443 231 294
          West South Central 1,565 1,621 823 877 420 469
     West 3,209 3,240 1,452 1,428 670 682
          Mountain 1,049 1,033 497 447 242 215
          Pacific 2,160 2,207 955 981 428 467
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 6,999 7,124 3,410 3,585 1,659 1,763
     Small Metro 4,794 4,842 2,405 2,435 1,144 1,248
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 3,006 3,099 1,490 1,568 723 806
          < 250K Pop. 1,788 1,743 915 867 422 442
     Nonmetro 2,355 2,361 1,219 1,176 614 612
          Urbanized 1,105 1,177 564 585 272 319
          Less Urbanized 1,034 1,007 549 505 288 249
          Completely Rural 216 178 106 86 54 43
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.87B Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 45.6 45.2 22.7 22.7 11.0 11.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 44.5 44.1 21.7 22.6 9.2 10.9
          New England 48.9 51.8 22.2 25.6 9.1 11.5
          Middle Atlantic 43.0 41.4 21.5 21.5 9.3 10.7
     Midwest 51.8 50.8 26.7 26.2 13.0 12.4
          East North Central 50.6 49.7 26.7 26.0 13.4 12.5
          West North Central 54.7 53.3 26.8 26.7 12.1 12.2
     South 43.1 43.0 22.4 22.7 11.8 12.4
          South Atlantic 43.5 43.2 22.7 22.4 12.1 11.6
          East South Central 44.0 43.2 22.0 22.9 12.1a 15.2
          West South Central 42.1 42.6 22.1 23.0 11.3 12.3
     West 44.0 43.7 19.9 19.3 9.2 9.2
          Mountain 48.1 46.2 22.8 20.0 11.1 9.6
          Pacific 42.2 42.6 18.7 19.0 8.4 9.0
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 44.1 42.9 21.5 21.6 10.4 10.6
     Small Metro 47.2 47.4 23.7 23.9 11.3 12.2
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 46.7 46.6 23.1 23.6 11.2 12.1
          < 250K Pop. 48.0 49.0 24.6 24.4 11.3 12.4
     Nonmetro 47.3 48.0 24.5 23.9 12.3 12.4
          Urbanized 49.2 49.8 25.1 24.8 12.1 13.5
          Less Urbanized 45.6 45.9 24.2 23.0 12.7 11.4
          Completely Rural 46.5 48.9 22.8 23.7 11.6 11.9
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.88A Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 69,872 69,992 16,382 15,702 8,217 8,099
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 13,036 12,521 3,598a 2,828 1,766 1,582
          New England 3,677 3,783 971 826 428 336
          Middle Atlantic 9,359 8,737 2,626a 2,002 1,338 1,246
     Midwest 17,630 17,471 3,859 4,198 1,759 1,889
          East North Central 12,230 12,055 2,631 2,932 1,289 1,404
          West North Central 5,399 5,416 1,228 1,265 470 485
     South 23,887 24,224 5,429 5,639 2,887 3,052
          South Atlantic 12,890 13,241 3,066 3,021 1,650 1,638
          East South Central 4,215 3,785 843 904 379 398
          West South Central 6,782 7,198 1,520 1,714 858 1,016
     West 15,319 15,777 3,497 3,037 1,805 1,577
          Mountain 4,441 4,773 957 940 444 439
          Pacific 10,878 11,004 2,540 2,097 1,361 1,138
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 37,219 37,109 9,411 8,987 4,763 4,760
     Small Metro 20,890 21,153 4,661 4,529 2,351 2,296
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 13,133 13,909 3,033 3,104 1,444 1,614
          < 250K Pop. 7,757 7,244 1,628 1,426 906 682
     Nonmetro 11,763 11,730 2,311 2,186 1,103 1,043
          Urbanized 4,629 5,389 935 971 436 450
          Less Urbanized 5,878 5,214 1,161 1,012 523 511
          Completely Rural 1,257 1,127 215 203 143 82
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.88B Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 39.0 38.7 9.1 8.7 4.6 4.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 37.1 35.6 10.3b 8.0 5.0 4.5
          New England 39.9 40.9 10.5 8.9 4.6 3.6
          Middle Atlantic 36.2 33.7 10.1a 7.7 5.2 4.8
     Midwest 43.5 42.9 9.5 10.3 4.3 4.6
          East North Central 43.0 42.2 9.2 10.3 4.5 4.9
          West North Central 44.7 44.7 10.2 10.4 3.9 4.0
     South 37.3 37.5 8.5 8.7 4.5 4.7
          South Atlantic 37.9 38.6 9.0 8.8 4.9 4.8
          East South Central 39.0a 35.0 7.8 8.3 3.5 3.7
          West South Central 35.4 37.2 7.9 8.9 4.5 5.2
     West 38.5 38.9 8.8 7.5 4.5 3.9
          Mountain 38.9 41.0 8.4 8.1 3.9 3.8
          Pacific 38.4 38.1 9.0 7.3 4.8 3.9
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 38.5 38.6 9.7 9.3 4.9 4.9
     Small Metro 40.3 39.3 9.0 8.4 4.5 4.3
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 38.5 39.4 8.9 8.8 4.2 4.6
          < 250K Pop. 43.8a 39.2 9.2 7.7 5.1a 3.7
     Nonmetro 38.2 37.9 7.5 7.1 3.6 3.4
          Urbanized 38.4 39.5 7.8 7.1 3.6 3.3
          Less Urbanized 38.5 37.1 7.6 7.2 3.4 3.6
          Completely Rural 36.0 34.2 6.1 6.2 4.1 2.5
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.89A Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 84,020 84,320 23,417 22,898 11,634 11,722
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 15,489 15,005 4,792a 4,099 2,273 2,198
          New England 4,378 4,544 1,290 1,202 558 505
          Middle Atlantic 11,111 10,461 3,502a 2,897 1,715 1,693
     Midwest 21,362 21,208 5,782 6,126 2,694 2,803
          East North Central 14,746 14,580 3,958 4,252 1,954 2,040
          West North Central 6,616 6,628 1,823 1,874 740 763
     South 28,641 29,090 7,894 8,208 4,191 4,462
          South Atlantic 15,238 15,651 4,289 4,271 2,303 2,285
          East South Central 5,057 4,620 1,263 1,347 610 692
          West South Central 8,347 8,820 2,342 2,591 1,278 1,485
     West 18,528 19,017 4,949 4,465 2,476 2,260
          Mountain 5,490 5,806 1,454 1,387 686 654
          Pacific 13,038 13,211 3,495 3,079 1,789 1,606
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 44,218 44,232 12,821 12,572 6,422 6,524
     Small Metro 25,684 25,996 7,066 6,965 3,495 3,543
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 16,138 17,009 4,523 4,672 2,167 2,420
          < 250K Pop. 9,545 8,987 2,543 2,293 1,328 1,124
     Nonmetro 14,118 14,091 3,530 3,362 1,716 1,655
          Urbanized 5,733 6,565 1,499 1,556 708 770
          Less Urbanized 6,912 6,221 1,710 1,516 811 760
          Completely Rural 1,473 1,305 321 290 197 126
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.89B Cigar Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 39.9 39.6 11.1 10.8 5.5 5.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 38.1 36.8 11.8a 10.0 5.6 5.4
          New England 41.1 42.4 12.1 11.2 5.2 4.7
          Middle Atlantic 37.1 34.7 11.7a 9.6 5.7 5.6
     Midwest 44.7 44.1 12.1 12.7 5.6 5.8
          East North Central 44.1 43.3 11.8 12.6 5.8 6.1
          West North Central 46.2 46.0 12.7 13.0 5.2 5.3
     South 38.2 38.4 10.5 10.8 5.6 5.9
          South Atlantic 38.7 39.2 10.9 10.7 5.9 5.7
          East South Central 39.7a 36.2 9.9 10.6 4.8 5.4
          West South Central 36.4 38.1 10.2 11.2 5.6 6.4
     West 39.4 39.7 10.5 9.3 5.3 4.7
          Mountain 40.3 41.8 10.7 10.0 5.0 4.7
          Pacific 39.0 38.8 10.4 9.0 5.4 4.7
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 39.3 39.2 11.4 11.1 5.7 5.8
     Small Metro 41.4 40.6 11.4 10.9 5.6 5.5
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 39.8 40.5 11.1 11.1 5.3 5.8
          < 250K Pop. 44.5a 40.8 11.9 10.4 6.2 5.1
     Nonmetro 39.4 39.3 9.9 9.4 4.8 4.6
          Urbanized 40.1 41.0 10.5 9.7 4.9 4.8
          Less Urbanized 39.4 38.3 9.8 9.3 4.6 4.7
          Completely Rural 37.2 35.7 8.1 7.9 5.0 3.4
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.90A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 195,452 197,533 155,476 154,540 119,820 118,965
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 38,373 38,297 32,181 31,651 25,584 24,612
          New England 10,369 10,304 8,573 8,614 6,751 7,079
          Middle Atlantic 28,003 27,993 23,608 23,037 18,833 17,532
     Midwest 45,645 46,361 36,881 36,990 28,658 28,354
          East North Central 31,795 32,284 25,366 25,819 19,524 19,720
          West North Central 13,850 14,078 11,515 11,171 9,134 8,634
     South 67,919 68,754 51,209 50,841 38,400 38,414
          South Atlantic 36,203 36,988 27,677 27,438 21,102 21,323
          East South Central 10,948 10,792 7,507 7,518 5,197 5,262
          West South Central 20,769 20,975 16,025 15,885 12,101 11,829
     West 43,514 44,120 35,205 35,059 27,178 27,585
          Mountain 12,655 12,707 10,119 9,831 7,810 7,579
          Pacific 30,859 31,414 25,086 25,228 19,368 20,007
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 105,232 104,980 86,324 85,650 67,624 67,174
     Small Metro 57,600 59,733 45,433 45,575 34,962 34,892
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 37,461 39,314 29,736 30,193 22,939 23,128
          < 250K Pop. 20,139 20,420 15,697 15,382 12,023 11,764
     Nonmetro 32,620 32,820 23,719 23,315 17,234 16,899
          Urbanized 13,312a 14,899 10,000 11,094 7,459 8,375
          Less Urbanized 15,714 14,561 11,174a 9,872 8,039a 6,894
          Completely Rural 3,594 3,360 2,545 2,350 1,736 1,629
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.90B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 83.1 83.1 66.1a 65.0 51.0 50.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 85.2 84.5 71.4 69.9 56.8a 54.3
          New England 87.8 86.7 72.6 72.5 57.2 59.6
          Middle Atlantic 84.2 83.8 71.0 68.9 56.6b 52.5
     Midwest 85.4 86.2 69.0 68.8 53.6 52.7
          East North Central 85.0 85.7 67.8 68.5 52.2 52.4
          West North Central 86.5 87.4 71.9 69.4 57.0 53.6
     South 81.1 81.1 61.1 60.0 45.8 45.3
          South Atlantic 82.7 83.2 63.2 61.8 48.2 48.0
          East South Central 77.3 75.9 53.0 52.9 36.7 37.0
          West South Central 80.3 80.3 62.0 60.8 46.8 45.3
     West 82.3 82.0 66.6 65.1 51.4 51.2
          Mountain 82.6 81.4 66.1 63.0 51.0 48.5
          Pacific 82.1 82.2 66.8 66.0 51.6 52.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 83.7 83.3 68.6 67.9 53.8 53.3
     Small Metro 83.1 83.7 65.6 63.8 50.5 48.9
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 82.3 83.8 65.4 64.3 50.4 49.3
          < 250K Pop. 84.6 83.5 66.0 62.9 50.5 48.1
     Nonmetro 81.4 81.7 59.2 58.0 43.0 42.1
          Urbanized 83.1 83.4 62.4 62.1 46.5 46.9
          Less Urbanized 80.1 79.9 56.9 54.2 41.0 37.8
          Completely Rural 81.0 82.0 57.4 57.3 39.1 39.8
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.91A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 10,747 10,713 8,564 8,563 4,365 4,425
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 2,044 1,978 1,673 1,639 849 881
          New England 549 525 445 444 227 246
          Middle Atlantic 1,494 1,453 1,227 1,195 622 635
     Midwest 2,549 2,497 2,088 2,030 1,094 1,055
          East North Central 1,772 1,708 1,459 1,375 747 719
          West North Central 777 790 629 655 347 336
     South 3,778 3,815 2,952 2,990 1,484 1,486
          South Atlantic 1,914 1,909 1,533 1,485 763 728
          East South Central 603 560 432 431 212 223
          West South Central 1,261 1,346 987 1,074 510 535
     West 2,376 2,423 1,852 1,904 938 1,003
          Mountain 750 750 602 619 316 335
          Pacific 1,626 1,674 1,251 1,285 622 667
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 5,719 5,481 4,566 4,374 2,253 2,234
     Small Metro 3,060 3,224 2,436 2,572 1,270 1,317
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 2,062 2,134 1,639 1,698 861 850
          < 250K Pop. 998 1,090 797 874 408 467
     Nonmetro 1,968 2,008 1,563 1,617 842 875
          Urbanized 788 864 633 696 329 365
          Less Urbanized 936 933 729 760 412 427
          Completely Rural 244 210 201 161 101 83
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.91B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 43.4 42.9 34.6 34.3 17.6 17.7
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 45.8 44.1 37.5 36.5 19.0 19.6
          New England 47.5 44.8 38.5 37.8 19.6 21.0
          Middle Atlantic 45.2 43.8 37.2 36.0 18.8 19.2
     Midwest 44.8 43.9 36.7 35.7 19.2 18.5
          East North Central 44.4 42.7 36.6a 34.4 18.7 18.0
          West North Central 45.6 46.4 36.9 38.5 20.4 19.8
     South 43.1 42.7 33.6 33.5 16.9 16.6
          South Atlantic 43.5 42.4 34.9 33.0 17.4 16.2
          East South Central 42.3 38.5 30.3 29.7 14.9 15.3
          West South Central 42.7 45.3 33.4 36.1 17.3 18.0
     West 40.8 41.2 31.8 32.4 16.1 17.0
          Mountain 44.0 43.4 35.3 35.8 18.5 19.4
          Pacific 39.4 40.3 30.3 30.9 15.1 16.1
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 43.3a 41.2 34.6a 32.9 17.1 16.8
     Small Metro 42.3 43.6 33.6 34.8 17.5 17.8
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 42.1 42.9 33.4 34.1 17.6 17.1
          < 250K Pop. 42.6 45.0 34.0 36.1 17.4 19.3
     Nonmetro 45.7 46.9 36.3 37.7 19.6 20.4
          Urbanized 45.7 46.5 36.7 37.4 19.1 19.6
          Less Urbanized 44.5 47.0 34.6a 38.3 19.6 21.5
          Completely Rural 51.3 47.7 42.4 36.6 21.3 18.8
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.92A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 26,889 27,622 24,153 24,778 18,759 19,466
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 4,955 5,030 4,567 4,698 3,628 3,781
          New England 1,337 1,355 1,218 1,275 1,008 1,060
          Middle Atlantic 3,617 3,675 3,349 3,423 2,621 2,721
     Midwest 6,451 6,591 5,974 6,101 4,775 4,903
          East North Central 4,437 4,518 4,095 4,191 3,258 3,373
          West North Central 2,013 2,073 1,880 1,910 1,517 1,530
     South 9,419 9,686 8,279 8,442 6,294 6,453
          South Atlantic 4,640 4,810 4,075 4,209 3,106 3,303
          East South Central 1,586 1,600 1,350 1,355 1,002 952
          West South Central 3,192 3,276 2,854 2,879 2,187 2,197
     West 6,065 6,314 5,333 5,536 4,062 4,329
          Mountain 1,805 1,844 1,581 1,587 1,227 1,261
          Pacific 4,260 4,470 3,751 3,949 2,835 3,068
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 13,672 14,385 12,356a 13,041 9,597a 10,253
     Small Metro 8,890 8,930 7,993 7,960 6,291 6,355
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 5,595 5,802 5,030 5,175 3,949 4,145
          < 250K Pop. 3,295 3,128 2,963 2,786 2,342 2,211
     Nonmetro 4,328 4,306 3,804 3,776 2,872 2,858
          Urbanized 1,968 2,113 1,788 1,893 1,434 1,492
          Less Urbanized 1,972 1,877 1,713 1,605 1,218 1,160
          Completely Rural 387 316 303 278 220 206
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.92B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 86.7 87.1 77.9 78.1 60.5 61.4
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 90.0 89.3 83.0 83.4 65.9 67.1
          New England 93.3 92.2 85.0 86.7 70.3 72.1
          Middle Atlantic 88.8 88.3 82.2 82.2 64.4 65.4
     Midwest 89.6 89.6 83.0 82.9 66.3 66.6
          East North Central 89.2 88.9 82.3 82.5 65.5 66.3
          West North Central 90.5 91.2 84.5 84.0 68.2 67.3
     South 85.4 85.5 75.1 74.5 57.1 57.0
          South Atlantic 86.1 86.1 75.6 75.4 57.6 59.2
          East South Central 83.0 82.7 70.6 70.1 52.4 49.2
          West South Central 85.8 86.1 76.7 75.6 58.8 57.7
     West 83.1a 85.2 73.1 74.7 55.7 58.4
          Mountain 82.7 82.5 72.4 70.9 56.2 56.4
          Pacific 83.3a 86.4 73.4 76.3 55.4 59.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 86.1 86.6 77.8 78.5 60.4 61.7
     Small Metro 87.4 87.5 78.6 78.0 61.9 62.3
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 86.9 87.2 78.1 77.8 61.3 62.3
          < 250K Pop. 88.5 88.0 79.5 78.4 62.9 62.2
     Nonmetro 86.9 87.6 76.4 76.8 57.7 58.1
          Urbanized 87.6 89.5 79.6 80.1 63.8 63.1
          Less Urbanized 87.0 85.6 75.6 73.2 53.7 52.9
          Completely Rural 83.3 86.8 65.2a 76.6 47.4 56.7
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.93A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 157,816 159,198 122,759 121,200 96,696 95,073
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 31,374 31,289 25,941 25,314 21,107 19,949
          New England 8,483 8,424 6,910 6,895 5,517 5,774
          Middle Atlantic 22,892 22,865 19,032 18,418 15,590a 14,176
     Midwest 36,646 37,273 28,819 28,859 22,790 22,396
          East North Central 25,586 26,058 19,813 20,252 15,520 15,628
          West North Central 11,060 11,215 9,007 8,606 7,270 6,768
     South 54,723 55,254 39,978 39,408 30,621 30,475
          South Atlantic 29,649 30,269 22,069 21,744 17,233 17,292
          East South Central 8,758 8,632 5,724 5,732 3,984 4,087
          West South Central 16,316 16,353 12,184 11,932 9,405 9,096
     West 35,073 35,383 28,020 27,620 22,178 22,253
          Mountain 10,100 10,113 7,936 7,626 6,267 5,982
          Pacific 24,973 25,270 20,084 19,994 15,911 16,272
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 85,841 85,113 69,402 68,235 55,774 54,688
     Small Metro 45,651 47,579 35,005 35,043 27,402 27,219
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 29,805 31,377 23,067 23,320 18,129 18,133
          < 250K Pop. 15,846 16,201 11,938 11,722 9,273 9,086
     Nonmetro 26,325 26,506 18,352 17,923 13,520 13,166
          Urbanized 10,555a 11,922 7,578 8,505 5,696 6,519
          Less Urbanized 12,807 11,750 8,733a 7,507 6,410a 5,307
          Completely Rural 2,963 2,833 2,040 1,910 1,414 1,341
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.93B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 88.0 88.0 68.4a 67.0 53.9 52.5
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 89.4 88.9 73.9 71.9 60.1a 56.7
          New England 92.0 91.1 75.0 74.6 59.9 62.5
          Middle Atlantic 88.4 88.1 73.5 71.0 60.2b 54.6
     Midwest 90.4 91.5 71.1 70.9 56.2 55.0
          East North Central 89.9 91.1 69.6 70.8 54.5 54.7
          West North Central 91.5 92.5 74.5 71.0 60.2 55.8
     South 85.5 85.6 62.5 61.1 47.9 47.2
          South Atlantic 87.3 88.1 65.0 63.3 50.7 50.3
          East South Central 81.0 79.7 52.9 52.9 36.8 37.7
          West South Central 85.1 84.5 63.5 61.7 49.0 47.0
     West 88.2 87.3 70.5 68.1 55.8 54.9
          Mountain 88.4 86.8 69.5 65.5 54.9 51.3
          Pacific 88.1 87.5 70.9 69.2 56.2 56.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 88.8 88.5 71.8 70.9 57.7 56.9
     Small Metro 88.0 88.5 67.5a 65.1 52.8 50.6
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 87.3 88.9 67.5 66.1 53.1 51.4
          < 250K Pop. 89.4 87.6 67.3 63.4 52.3 49.1
     Nonmetro 85.4 85.6 59.6 57.8 43.9 42.5
          Urbanized 87.5 87.4 62.8 62.3 47.2 47.8
          Less Urbanized 83.9 83.7 57.2 53.4 42.0a 37.8
          Completely Rural 84.8 86.0 58.4 58.0 40.5 40.7
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.94A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 184,705 186,820 146,912 145,978 115,455 114,539
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 36,329 36,319 30,508 30,012 24,735 23,730
          New England 9,820 9,779 8,128 8,170 6,524 6,834
          Middle Atlantic 26,509 26,540 22,380 21,841 18,211 16,897
     Midwest 43,097 43,864 34,794 34,960 27,565 27,299
          East North Central 30,023 30,576 23,907 24,444 18,778 19,001
          West North Central 13,073 13,288 10,886 10,516 8,787 8,298
     South 64,142 64,940 48,257 47,851 36,915 36,928
          South Atlantic 34,289 35,079 26,144 25,953 20,339 20,595
          East South Central 10,345 10,232 7,075 7,087 4,985 5,039
          West South Central 19,508 19,629 15,038 14,811 11,591 11,294
     West 41,138 41,697 33,353 33,156 26,240 26,583
          Mountain 11,905 11,957 9,517 9,213 7,494 7,243
          Pacific 29,233 29,740 23,836 23,943 18,746 19,339
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 99,512 99,499 81,758 81,276 65,371 64,941
     Small Metro 54,540 56,509 42,998 43,003 33,693 33,575
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 35,399 37,179 28,097 28,495 22,078 22,278
          < 250K Pop. 19,141 19,330 14,901 14,508 11,615 11,297
     Nonmetro 30,652 30,812 22,156 21,698 16,392 16,024
          Urbanized 12,524a 14,036 9,367 10,398 7,130 8,010
          Less Urbanized 14,779 13,627 10,446a 9,112 7,627a 6,467
          Completely Rural 3,350 3,149 2,344 2,188 1,635 1,547
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.94B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 87.8 87.8 69.8a 68.6 54.9 53.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 89.5 89.0 75.1 73.5 60.9a 58.1
          New England 92.2 91.3 76.3 76.3 61.3 63.8
          Middle Atlantic 88.5 88.2 74.7 72.5 60.8b 56.1
     Midwest 90.3 91.2 72.9 72.7 57.7 56.8
          East North Central 89.8 90.8 71.5 72.6 56.2 56.4
          West North Central 91.4 92.3 76.1 73.0 61.4 57.6
     South 85.5 85.6 64.3 63.1 49.2 48.7
          South Atlantic 87.1 87.8 66.4 65.0 51.7 51.6
          East South Central 81.3 80.2 55.6 55.5 39.2 39.5
          West South Central 85.2 84.8 65.7 64.0 50.6 48.8
     West 87.4 87.0 70.9 69.1 55.8 55.4
          Mountain 87.5 86.1 69.9a 66.3 55.1 52.2
          Pacific 87.4 87.3 71.3 70.3 56.0 56.8
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 88.4 88.2 72.6 72.1 58.1 57.6
     Small Metro 87.9 88.3 69.3a 67.2 54.3 52.5
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 87.2 88.6 69.2 67.9 54.4 53.1
          < 250K Pop. 89.2 87.7 69.5a 65.8 54.1 51.2
     Nonmetro 85.6 85.8 61.9 60.4 45.8 44.6
          Urbanized 87.6 87.7 65.5 65.0 49.8 50.0
          Less Urbanized 84.3 83.9 59.6 56.1 43.5a 39.8
          Completely Rural 84.6 86.1 59.2 59.8 41.3 42.3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.95A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 119,820 118,965 53,787 53,770 15,860 16,144
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 25,584 24,612 11,008 10,672 2,999 3,125
          New England 6,751 7,079 3,017 3,051 796 985
          Middle Atlantic 18,833 17,532 7,991 7,621 2,203 2,140
     Midwest 28,658 28,354 13,622 13,584 4,384 4,192
          East North Central 19,524 19,720 9,364 9,393 3,155 2,877
          West North Central 9,134 8,634 4,257 4,191 1,229 1,315
     South 38,400 38,414 17,558 17,741 5,207 5,523
          South Atlantic 21,102 21,323 9,210 9,161 2,565 2,945
          East South Central 5,197 5,262 2,469 2,448 782 760
          West South Central 12,101 11,829 5,879 6,132 1,860 1,818
     West 27,178 27,585 11,599 11,774 3,270 3,303
          Mountain 7,810 7,579 3,680 3,603 1,127 1,053
          Pacific 19,368 20,007 7,919 8,171 2,143 2,250
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 67,624 67,174 28,883 28,832 8,002 8,135
     Small Metro 34,962 34,892 16,486 16,514 5,334 5,162
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 22,939 23,128 10,571 10,828 3,401 3,309
          < 250K Pop. 12,023 11,764 5,915 5,686 1,933 1,853
     Nonmetro 17,234 16,899 8,418 8,424 2,524 2,848
          Urbanized 7,459 8,375 3,466a 4,021 1,153 1,395
          Less Urbanized 8,039a 6,894 4,093 3,674 1,114 1,217
          Completely Rural 1,736 1,629 859 729 256 236
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.95B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 51.0 50.1 22.9 22.6 6.7 6.8
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 56.8a 54.3 24.4 23.6 6.7 6.9
          New England 57.2 59.6 25.6 25.7 6.7 8.3
          Middle Atlantic 56.6b 52.5 24.0 22.8 6.6 6.4
     Midwest 53.6 52.7 25.5 25.3 8.2 7.8
          East North Central 52.2 52.4 25.0 24.9 8.4 7.6
          West North Central 57.0 53.6 26.6 26.0 7.7 8.2
     South 45.8 45.3 21.0 20.9 6.2 6.5
          South Atlantic 48.2 48.0 21.0 20.6 5.9 6.6
          East South Central 36.7 37.0 17.4 17.2 5.5 5.3
          West South Central 46.8 45.3 22.7 23.5 7.2 7.0
     West 51.4 51.2 21.9 21.9 6.2 6.1
          Mountain 51.0 48.5 24.0 23.1 7.4 6.7
          Pacific 51.6 52.3 21.1 21.4 5.7 5.9
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 53.8 53.3 23.0 22.9 6.4 6.5
     Small Metro 50.5 48.9 23.8 23.1 7.7 7.2
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 50.4 49.3 23.2 23.1 7.5 7.1
          < 250K Pop. 50.5 48.1 24.9 23.2 8.1 7.6
     Nonmetro 43.0 42.1 21.0 21.0 6.3 7.1
          Urbanized 46.5 46.9 21.6 22.5 7.2 7.8
          Less Urbanized 41.0 37.8 20.9 20.2 5.7 6.7
          Completely Rural 39.1 39.8 19.4 17.8 5.8 5.8
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.96A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 4,365 4,425 2,641 2,658 630 652
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 849 881 489 519 98 108
          New England 227 246 152 153 37 38
          Middle Atlantic 622 635 337 366 61 70
     Midwest 1,094 1,055 693 678 188 177
          East North Central 747 719 473 450 141 117
          West North Central 347 336 220 228 47 60
     South 1,484 1,486 887 852 206 212
          South Atlantic 763 728 461 407 109 89
          East South Central 212 223 131 132 32 42
          West South Central 510 535 295 313 65 81
     West 938 1,003 573 609 139 156
          Mountain 316 335 200 201 44 61
          Pacific 622 667 373 408 95 95
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 2,253 2,234 1,313 1,281 278 300
     Small Metro 1,270 1,317 774 829 202 216
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 861 850 519 509 127 122
          < 250K Pop. 408 467 255 320 75 94
     Nonmetro 842 875 554 549 149 135
          Urbanized 329 365 206 229 57 60
          Less Urbanized 412 427 279 270 74 62
          Completely Rural 101 83 69 50 19 13
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.96B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 17, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 17.6 17.7 10.7 10.6 2.5 2.6
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 19.0 19.6 11.0 11.6 2.2 2.4
          New England 19.6 21.0 13.1 13.1 3.2 3.3
          Middle Atlantic 18.8 19.2 10.2 11.0 1.9 2.1
     Midwest 19.2 18.5 12.2 11.9 3.3 3.1
          East North Central 18.7 18.0 11.9 11.3 3.5 2.9
          West North Central 20.4 19.8 12.9 13.4 2.7 3.5
     South 16.9 16.6 10.1 9.5 2.3 2.4
          South Atlantic 17.4 16.2 10.5 9.0 2.5 2.0
          East South Central 14.9 15.3 9.2 9.1 2.2 2.9
          West South Central 17.3 18.0 10.0 10.5 2.2 2.7
     West 16.1 17.0 9.8 10.4 2.4 2.6
          Mountain 18.5 19.4 11.7 11.7 2.6 3.5
          Pacific 15.1 16.1 9.0 9.8 2.3 2.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 17.1 16.8 9.9 9.6 2.1 2.3
     Small Metro 17.5 17.8 10.7 11.2 2.8 2.9
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 17.6 17.1 10.6 10.2 2.6 2.5
          < 250K Pop. 17.4 19.3 10.9 13.2 3.2 3.9
     Nonmetro 19.6 20.4 12.9 12.8 3.5 3.2
          Urbanized 19.1 19.6 11.9 12.3 3.3 3.2
          Less Urbanized 19.6 21.5 13.3 13.6 3.5 3.1
          Completely Rural 21.3 18.8 14.5 11.3 4.0 2.9
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.97A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 18,759 19,466 12,699 13,188 4,625 4,788
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 3,628 3,781 2,410 2,611 908 962
          New England 1,008 1,060 655a 756 262 305
          Middle Atlantic 2,621 2,721 1,756 1,855 646 658
     Midwest 4,775 4,903 3,406 3,496 1,376 1,352
          East North Central 3,258 3,373 2,353 2,392 965 908
          West North Central 1,517 1,530 1,053 1,104 411 444
     South 6,294 6,453 4,218 4,259 1,470 1,470
          South Atlantic 3,106 3,303 2,056 2,158 690 716
          East South Central 1,002 952 656 622 219 217
          West South Central 2,187 2,197 1,507 1,478 561 537
     West 4,062 4,329 2,664 2,823 871 1,005
          Mountain 1,227 1,261 843 858 283 340
          Pacific 2,835 3,068 1,822 1,965 587 664
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 9,597a 10,253 6,248a 6,700 2,126 2,329
     Small Metro 6,291 6,355 4,349 4,430 1,677 1,711
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 3,949 4,145 2,679 2,888 982 1,097
          < 250K Pop. 2,342 2,211 1,669 1,542 696 614
     Nonmetro 2,872 2,858 2,102 2,058 821 748
          Urbanized 1,434 1,492 1,043 1,076 453 430
          Less Urbanized 1,218 1,160 892 827 304 270
          Completely Rural 220 206 167 155 64 48
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.97B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 to 25, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 60.5 61.4 40.9 41.6 14.9 15.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 65.9 67.1 43.8 46.3 16.5 17.1
          New England 70.3 72.1 45.7a 51.4 18.2 20.7
          Middle Atlantic 64.4 65.4 43.1 44.6 15.9 15.8
     Midwest 66.3 66.6 47.3 47.5 19.1 18.4
          East North Central 65.5 66.3 47.3 47.1 19.4 17.9
          West North Central 68.2 67.3 47.3 48.5 18.5 19.5
     South 57.1 57.0 38.3 37.6 13.3 13.0
          South Atlantic 57.6 59.2 38.1 38.6 12.8 12.8
          East South Central 52.4 49.2 34.3 32.2 11.5 11.2
          West South Central 58.8 57.7 40.5 38.8 15.1 14.1
     West 55.7 58.4 36.5 38.1 11.9 13.6
          Mountain 56.2 56.4 38.6 38.4 13.0 15.2
          Pacific 55.4 59.3 35.6 38.0 11.5 12.8
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 60.4 61.7 39.3 40.4 13.4 14.0
     Small Metro 61.9 62.3 42.8 43.4 16.5 16.8
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 61.3 62.3 41.6 43.4 15.2 16.5
          < 250K Pop. 62.9 62.2 44.8 43.4 18.7 17.3
     Nonmetro 57.7 58.1 42.2 41.8 16.5 15.2
          Urbanized 63.8 63.1 46.5 45.5 20.2 18.2
          Less Urbanized 53.7 52.9 39.3 37.7 13.4 12.3
          Completely Rural 47.4 56.7 35.9 42.7 13.7 13.1
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.98A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 96,696 95,073 38,447 37,924 10,605 10,704
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 21,107 19,949 8,109 7,542 1,993 2,055
          New England 5,517 5,774 2,210 2,142 497 643
          Middle Atlantic 15,590a 14,176 5,899 5,400 1,496 1,413
     Midwest 22,790 22,396 9,523 9,409 2,820 2,663
          East North Central 15,520 15,628 6,539 6,550 2,049 1,852
          West North Central 7,270 6,768 2,985 2,859 771 811
     South 30,621 30,475 12,453 12,631 3,531 3,842
          South Atlantic 17,233 17,292 6,693 6,596 1,766 2,140
          East South Central 3,984 4,087 1,682 1,694 531 501
          West South Central 9,405 9,096 4,078 4,340 1,234 1,200
     West 22,178 22,253 8,362 8,342 2,261 2,143
          Mountain 6,267 5,982 2,638 2,543 800 651
          Pacific 15,911 16,272 5,725 5,798 1,461 1,492
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 55,774 54,688 21,322 20,850 5,598 5,505
     Small Metro 27,402 27,219 11,363 11,255 3,454 3,234
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 18,129 18,133 7,373 7,431 2,292 2,089
          < 250K Pop. 9,273 9,086 3,990 3,824 1,162 1,145
     Nonmetro 13,520 13,166 5,763 5,818 1,553a 1,964
          Urbanized 5,696 6,519 2,217a 2,717 644a 905
          Less Urbanized 6,410a 5,307 2,922 2,577 736 884
          Completely Rural 1,414 1,341 623 524 173 175
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.98B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 26 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 53.9 52.5 21.4 21.0 5.9 5.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 60.1a 56.7 23.1 21.4 5.7 5.8
          New England 59.9 62.5 24.0 23.2 5.4 7.0
          Middle Atlantic 60.2b 54.6 22.8 20.8 5.8 5.4
     Midwest 56.2 55.0 23.5 23.1 7.0 6.5
          East North Central 54.5 54.7 23.0 22.9 7.2 6.5
          West North Central 60.2 55.8 24.7 23.6 6.4 6.7
     South 47.9 47.2 19.5 19.6 5.5 6.0
          South Atlantic 50.7 50.3 19.7 19.2 5.2 6.2
          East South Central 36.8 37.7 15.5 15.6 4.9 4.6
          West South Central 49.0 47.0 21.3 22.4 6.4 6.2
     West 55.8 54.9 21.0 20.6 5.7 5.3
          Mountain 54.9 51.3 23.1 21.8 7.0 5.6
          Pacific 56.2 56.3 20.2 20.1 5.2 5.2
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 57.7 56.9 22.1 21.7 5.8 5.7
     Small Metro 52.8 50.6 21.9 20.9 6.7 6.0
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 53.1 51.4 21.6 21.1 6.7 5.9
          < 250K Pop. 52.3 49.1 22.5 20.7 6.6 6.2
     Nonmetro 43.9 42.5 18.7 18.8 5.0a 6.3
          Urbanized 47.2 47.8 18.4 19.9 5.3 6.6
          Less Urbanized 42.0a 37.8 19.2 18.3 4.8 6.3
          Completely Rural 40.5 40.7 17.8 15.9 5.0 5.3
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.99A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 115,455 114,539 51,146 51,112 15,231 15,492
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 24,735 23,730 10,519 10,153 2,901 3,017
          New England 6,524 6,834 2,865 2,897 759 947
          Middle Atlantic 18,211 16,897 7,655 7,255 2,142 2,070
     Midwest 27,565 27,299 12,929 12,905 4,196 4,015
          East North Central 18,778 19,001 8,892 8,942 3,014 2,761
          West North Central 8,787 8,298 4,037 3,963 1,182 1,255
     South 36,915 36,928 16,671 16,889 5,002 5,312
          South Atlantic 20,339 20,595 8,749 8,754 2,456 2,856
          East South Central 4,985 5,039 2,338 2,317 750 717
          West South Central 11,591 11,294 5,585 5,819 1,795 1,738
     West 26,240 26,583 11,027 11,165 3,132 3,148
          Mountain 7,494 7,243 3,480 3,402 1,083 992
          Pacific 18,746 19,339 7,546 7,763 2,048 2,156
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 65,371 64,941 27,570 27,551 7,724 7,834
     Small Metro 33,693 33,575 15,712 15,686 5,132 4,945
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 22,078 22,278 10,052 10,319 3,274 3,186
          < 250K Pop. 11,615 11,297 5,660 5,366 1,858 1,759
     Nonmetro 16,392 16,024 7,864 7,876 2,375 2,712
          Urbanized 7,130 8,010 3,261a 3,792 1,096 1,335
          Less Urbanized 7,627a 6,467 3,814 3,404 1,041 1,154
          Completely Rural 1,635 1,547 790 679 237 223
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.99B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 18 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 54.9 53.9 24.3 24.0 7.2 7.3
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 60.9a 58.1 25.9 24.9 7.1 7.4
          New England 61.3 63.8 26.9 27.0 7.1 8.8
          Middle Atlantic 60.8b 56.1 25.6 24.1 7.2 6.9
     Midwest 57.7 56.8 27.1 26.8 8.8 8.4
          East North Central 56.2 56.4 26.6 26.6 9.0 8.2
          West North Central 61.4 57.6 28.2 27.5 8.3 8.7
     South 49.2 48.7 22.2 22.3 6.7 7.0
          South Atlantic 51.7 51.6 22.2 21.9 6.2 7.2
          East South Central 39.2 39.5 18.4 18.2 5.9 5.6
          West South Central 50.6 48.8 24.4 25.1 7.8 7.5
     West 55.8 55.4 23.4 23.3 6.7 6.6
          Mountain 55.1 52.2 25.6 24.5 8.0 7.1
          Pacific 56.0 56.8 22.6 22.8 6.1 6.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 58.1 57.6 24.5 24.4 6.9 6.9
     Small Metro 54.3 52.5 25.3 24.5 8.3 7.7
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 54.4 53.1 24.8 24.6 8.1 7.6
          < 250K Pop. 54.1 51.2 26.4 24.3 8.7 8.0
     Nonmetro 45.8 44.6 22.0 21.9 6.6 7.6
          Urbanized 49.8 50.0 22.8 23.7 7.7 8.3
          Less Urbanized 43.5a 39.8 21.8 21.0 5.9 7.1
          Completely Rural 41.3 42.3 19.9 18.6 6.0 6.1
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.100A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 20,911 20,936 17,492 17,554 10,713 10,876
GENDER
     Male 10,719 10,537 8,847 8,735 5,619 5,720
     Female 10,192 10,399 8,645 8,819 5,094 5,156
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 17,592 17,442 14,903 14,745 9,217 9,292
          White 13,861 13,655 12,005 11,833 7,681 7,749
          Black or African American 2,563 2,620 1,942 1,972 1,020 1,005
          American Indian or Alaska Native 167 141 134 116 87 65
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 85 * * * *
          Asian 619 661 496 514 234 278
          Two or More Races 300 281 259 240 156 149
     Hispanic or Latino 3,319 3,494 2,589 2,809 1,496 1,584
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 6,996 6,840 5,973 5,849 3,976 4,022
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 6,865 6,815 6,032 5,985 3,704 3,728
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 1,323 1,327 967 978 538 542
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 1,240 1,293 975 994 482 463
     Male, Hispanic 1,814 1,823 1,439 1,479 853 898
     Female, Hispanic 1,505 1,671 1,150a 1,330 643 686
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.100B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 56.2 55.8 47.0 46.8 28.8 29.0
GENDER
     Male 56.5a 55.0 46.6 45.6 29.6 29.9
     Female 56.0 56.6 47.5 48.0 28.0 28.1
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 56.4 55.7 47.8 47.1 29.5 29.7
          White 59.1 58.5 51.2 50.7 32.8 33.2
          Black or African American 48.4 47.5 36.7 35.8 19.3 18.2
          American Indian or Alaska Native 62.3 56.0 49.7 46.3 32.4 26.0
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 58.6 * * * *
          Asian 41.1 43.2 33.0 33.6 15.5 18.2
          Two or More Races 54.0 52.3 46.6 44.6 28.1 27.7
     Hispanic or Latino 55.4 56.5 43.2 45.4 25.0 25.6
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 58.7 57.4 50.1 49.1 33.3 33.8
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 59.6 59.5 52.4 52.3 32.2 32.6
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 49.4 47.7 36.1 35.1 20.1 19.5
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 47.4 47.4 37.3 36.4 18.4 17.0
     Male, Hispanic 57.6 56.5 45.7 45.8 27.1 27.8
     Female, Hispanic 52.9 56.5 40.5a 45.0 22.6 23.2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.101A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 174,541 176,597 137,984 136,987 109,107 108,089
GENDER
     Male 87,419 88,777 71,460 71,263 59,591 60,207
     Female 87,122 87,821 66,523 65,723 49,516 47,882
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 155,838 157,780 123,138 122,453 98,157 97,286
          White 129,710 130,550 103,446 102,761 83,362 82,666
          Black or African American 17,630 18,357 12,769 12,792 9,687 9,386
          American Indian or Alaska Native * * 772 666 573 462
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
          Asian 5,166 5,982 4,381 4,656 3,128 3,612
          Two or More Races 1,768 1,776 1,417 1,380 1,096 994
     Hispanic or Latino 18,703 18,817 14,846 14,534 10,950 10,803
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 64,181 64,952 52,612 52,028 44,610 44,922
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 65,529 65,599 50,834 50,733 38,752 37,744
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 8,329 8,661 6,288 6,502 5,316 5,357
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 9,302 9,696 6,481 6,290 4,371 4,029
     Male, Hispanic 10,444 10,480 8,788 8,794 6,833 6,793
     Female, Hispanic 8,259 8,337 6,057 5,740 4,117 4,009
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.101B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 88.2 88.2 69.7a 68.4 55.1 54.0
GENDER
     Male 92.4 92.6 75.5 74.4 63.0 62.8
     Female 84.3 84.2 64.4 63.0 47.9a 45.9
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 89.1 89.4 70.4 69.4 56.1 55.1
          White 91.4 91.4 72.9 71.9 58.7 57.8
          Black or African American 81.9 83.7 59.4 58.3 45.0 42.8
          American Indian or Alaska Native * * 63.8 66.3 47.4 46.0
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
          Asian 68.4 72.6 58.0 56.5 41.4 43.8
          Two or More Races 90.4 87.2 72.4 67.7 56.0 48.8
     Hispanic or Latino 81.0 79.4 64.3 61.3 47.4 45.6
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 94.2 94.6 77.2 75.8 65.5 65.4
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 88.8 88.3 68.9 68.3 52.5 50.8
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 88.9 90.1 67.1 67.6 56.8 55.7
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 76.6 78.7 53.4 51.0 36.0 32.7
     Male, Hispanic 89.2 86.8 75.0 72.8 58.3 56.3
     Female, Hispanic 72.6 71.7 53.3 49.4 36.2 34.5
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.102A 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, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 10,713 10,876 7,175 7,190 2,301 2,297
GENDER
     Male 5,619 5,720 4,140 4,162 1,544 1,506
     Female 5,094 5,156 3,035 3,027 756 791
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 9,217 9,292 6,168 6,146 2,044 2,044
          White 7,681 7,749 5,326 5,316 1,857 1,874
          Black or African American 1,020 1,005 518 502 103 89
          American Indian or Alaska Native 87 65 61 52 8 10
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * 2 8
          Asian 234 278 129 146 28 48
          Two or More Races 156 149 110 89 45b 15
     Hispanic or Latino 1,496 1,584 1,006 1,044 257 253
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 3,976 4,022 3,029 3,025 1,231 1,209
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 3,704 3,728 2,298 2,292 626 665
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 538 542 295 307 73 69
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 482 463 223 195 31 20
     Male, Hispanic 853 898 634 655 177 183
     Female, Hispanic 643 686 373 388 80 69
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.102B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 28.8 29.0 19.3 19.2 6.2 6.1
GENDER
     Male 29.6 29.9 21.8 21.7 8.1 7.9
     Female 28.0 28.1 16.7 16.5 4.2 4.3
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 29.5 29.7 19.8 19.6 6.5 6.5
          White 32.8 33.2 22.7 22.8 7.9 8.0
          Black or African American 19.3 18.2 9.8 9.1 2.0 1.6
          American Indian or Alaska Native 32.4 26.0 22.6 20.8 3.1 4.0
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * 1.5 5.7
          Asian 15.5 18.2 8.6 9.6 1.8 3.1
          Two or More Races 28.1 27.7 19.8 16.5 8.2b 2.9
     Hispanic or Latino 25.0 25.6 16.8 16.9 4.3 4.1
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 33.3 33.8 25.4 25.4 10.3 10.1
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 32.2 32.6 19.9 20.0 5.4 5.8
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 20.1 19.5 11.0 11.0 2.7 2.5
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 18.4 17.0 8.5 7.2 1.2 0.7
     Male, Hispanic 27.1 27.8 20.1 20.3 5.6 5.7
     Female, Hispanic 22.6 23.2 13.1 13.1 2.8 2.3
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.103A 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, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 109,107 108,089 46,613 46,581 13,560 13,847
GENDER
     Male 59,591 60,207 31,316 31,403 10,671 10,452
     Female 49,516 47,882 15,296 15,178 2,888a 3,395
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 98,157 97,286 40,411 40,384 12,091 12,531
          White 83,362 82,666 33,401 33,843 10,483 10,901
          Black or African American 9,687 9,386 5,101 4,712 1,069 1,156
          American Indian or Alaska Native 573 462 352 319 120 116
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * 181 * 65 43
          Asian 3,128 3,612 990 932 210 175
          Two or More Races 1,096 994 386 473 144 141
     Hispanic or Latino 10,950 10,803 6,202 6,196 1,469 1,316
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 44,610 44,922 22,357 22,470 8,273 8,064
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 38,752 37,744 11,044 11,373 2,209b 2,837
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 5,316 5,357 3,309 3,085 811 890
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 4,371 4,029 1,792 1,627 258 266
     Male, Hispanic 6,833 6,793 4,384 4,603 1,204 1,153
     Female, Hispanic 4,117 4,009 1,818 1,594 266 163
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.103B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Demographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 55.1 54.0 23.5 23.3 6.9 6.9
GENDER
     Male 63.0 62.8 33.1 32.8 11.3 10.9
     Female 47.9a 45.9 14.8 14.5 2.8a 3.3
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE
     Not Hispanic or Latino 56.1 55.1 23.1 22.9 6.9 7.1
          White 58.7 57.8 23.5 23.7 7.4 7.6
          Black or African American 45.0 42.8 23.7 21.5 5.0 5.3
          American Indian or Alaska Native 47.4 46.0 29.1 31.7 9.9 11.5
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * 26.8 * 9.6 12.4
          Asian 41.4 43.8 13.1 11.3 2.8 2.1
          Two or More Races 56.0 48.8 19.7 23.2 7.4 6.9
     Hispanic or Latino 47.4 45.6 26.9 26.1 6.4 5.6
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN
     Male, White, Not Hispanic 65.5 65.4 32.8 32.7 12.1 11.7
     Female, White, Not Hispanic 52.5 50.8 15.0 15.3 3.0b 3.8
     Male, Black, Not Hispanic 56.8 55.7 35.3 32.1 8.7 9.3
     Female, Black, Not Hispanic 36.0 32.7 14.8 13.2 2.1 2.2
     Male, Hispanic 58.3 56.3 37.4 38.1 10.3 9.6
     Female, Hispanic 36.2 34.5 16.0 13.7 2.3 1.4
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.104A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 20,923 17,523 10,794
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 17,517 14,824 9,254
     White 13,758 11,919 7,715
     Black or African American 2,591 1,957 1,012
     American Indian or Alaska Native 154 125 76
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 83 68 43
     Chinese 109 83 38
     Filipino 140 100 56
     Japanese * * 14
     Asian Indian 87 76 42
     Korean 72 64 35
     Vietnamese 96 77 33
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 3,406 2,699 1,540
     Mexican 2,419 1,887 1,052
     Puerto Rican 407 332 184
     Central or South American 360 295 181
     Cuban 105 91 64
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.104B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 56.0 46.9 28.9
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 56.0 47.4 29.6
     White 58.8 50.9 33.0
     Black or African American 48.0 36.2 18.7
     American Indian or Alaska Native 59.2 48.0 29.3
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 58.6 48.1 29.9
     Chinese 35.3 26.8 12.2
     Filipino 51.6 36.9 20.6
     Japanese * * 16.7
     Asian Indian 29.3 25.6 14.1
     Korean 45.6 40.3 22.5
     Vietnamese 50.9 41.0 17.7
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 56.0 44.3 25.3
     Mexican 55.9 43.6 24.3
     Puerto Rican 57.2 46.6 25.8
     Central or South American 53.0 43.4 26.7
     Cuban 59.7 51.8 36.3
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.105A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 175,569 137,485 108,598
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 156,809 122,796 97,722
     White 130,130 103,103 83,014
     Black or African American 17,994 12,781 9,537
     American Indian or Alaska Native 938 719 518
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 276 239
     Chinese 1,384 1,114 799
     Filipino 1,321 966 678
     Japanese * * 413
     Asian Indian 1,006 884 687
     Korean * * 334
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 18,760 14,690 10,876
     Mexican 12,020 9,446 7,007
     Puerto Rican 2,020 1,599 1,119
     Central or South American 2,681 2,028 1,497
     Cuban 934 682 574
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.105B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
TOTAL1 88.2 69.1 54.6
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 89.3 69.9 55.6
     White 91.4 72.4 58.3
     Black or African American 82.8 58.8 43.9
     American Indian or Alaska Native 84.7 64.9 46.8
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * 54.1 46.8
     Chinese 76.8 61.7 44.3
     Filipino 72.3 52.8 37.1
     Japanese * * 54.2
     Asian Indian 59.0 51.8 40.3
     Korean * * 52.7
     Vietnamese * * *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 80.2 62.8 46.5
     Mexican 79.3 62.3 46.2
     Puerto Rican 82.1 65.0 45.4
     Central or South American 79.6 60.2 44.4
     Cuban 85.6 62.5 52.6
*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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.106A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 10,794 7,182 2,299
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 9,254 6,157 2,044
     White 7,715 5,321 1,865
     Black or African American 1,012 510 96
     American Indian or Alaska Native 76 57 9
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 43 32 5
     Chinese 38 24 7
     Filipino 56 26 4
     Japanese 14 9 *
     Asian Indian 42 21 5
     Korean 35 20 *
     Vietnamese 33 12 *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 1,540 1,025 255
     Mexican 1,052 714 188
     Puerto Rican 184 118 30
     Central or South American 181 116 20
     Cuban 64 43 9
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.106B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 28.9 19.2 6.2
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 29.6 19.7 6.5
     White 33.0 22.7 8.0
     Black or African American 18.7 9.4 1.8
     American Indian or Alaska Native 29.3 21.7 3.5
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 29.9 22.6 3.6
     Chinese 12.2 7.7 2.1
     Filipino 20.6 9.7 1.6
     Japanese 16.7 11.6 *
     Asian Indian 14.1 7.2 1.6
     Korean 22.5 12.6 *
     Vietnamese 17.7 6.3 *
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 25.3 16.8 4.2
     Mexican 24.3 16.5 4.4
     Puerto Rican 25.8 16.5 4.2
     Central or South American 26.7 17.1 2.9
     Cuban 36.3 24.4 5.0
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.107A Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 108,598 46,597 13,703
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 97,722 40,397 12,311
     White 83,014 33,622 10,692
     Black or African American 9,537 4,906 1,112
     American Indian or Alaska Native 518 335 118
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 239 143 54
     Chinese 799 122 11
     Filipino 678 227 45
     Japanese 413 97 17
     Asian Indian 687 197 42
     Korean 334 136 *
     Vietnamese * 60 21
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 10,876 6,199 1,392
     Mexican 7,007 4,269 946
     Puerto Rican 1,119 648 186
     Central or South American 1,497 759 107
     Cuban 574 238 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.107B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
TOTAL1 54.6 23.4 6.9
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO1 55.6 23.0 7.0
     White 58.3 23.6 7.5
     Black or African American 43.9 22.6 5.1
     American Indian or Alaska Native 46.8 30.3 10.6
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 46.8 28.1 10.6
     Chinese 44.3 6.8 0.6
     Filipino 37.1 12.4 2.5
     Japanese 54.2 12.7 2.2
     Asian Indian 40.3 11.6 2.5
     Korean 52.7 21.5 *
     Vietnamese * 9.6 3.4
HISPANIC OR LATINO1 46.5 26.5 6.0
     Mexican 46.2 28.2 6.2
     Puerto Rican 45.4 26.3 7.5
     Central or South American 44.4 22.5 3.2
     Cuban 52.6 21.8 *
*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.
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 Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.108A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 20,911 20,936 17,492 17,554 10,713 10,876
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 3,947 3,844 3,409 3,332 2,120 2,134
          New England 1,030 1,015 885 892 574 594
          Middle Atlantic 2,917 2,829 2,524 2,440 1,546 1,540
     Midwest 4,972 4,976 4,281 4,290 2,695 2,733
          East North Central 3,427 3,385 2,965 2,909 1,837 1,848
          West North Central 1,545 1,591 1,316 1,381 858 884
     South 7,350 7,367 6,009 6,043 3,659 3,571
          South Atlantic 3,642 3,677 2,998 3,016 1,824 1,814
          East South Central 1,265 1,168 997 938 596 535
          West South Central 2,443 2,522 2,014 2,089 1,239 1,222
     West 4,642 4,749 3,793 3,889 2,239 2,438
          Mountain 1,439 1,370 1,200 1,137 751 732
          Pacific 3,203 3,379 2,593 2,751 1,488 1,706
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 10,652 10,680 8,926 8,945 5,307 5,441
     Small Metro 6,436 6,444 5,408 5,410 3,449 3,418
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 4,163 4,200 3,471 3,514 2,177 2,172
          < 250K Pop. 2,273 2,244 1,938 1,895 1,272 1,246
     Nonmetro 3,823 3,812 3,158 3,199 1,957 2,016
          Urbanized 1,599 1,768 1,353 1,500 858 965
          Less Urbanized 1,810 1,699 1,481 1,429 921 897
          Completely Rural 413 344 325 269 178 154
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.108B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 56.2 55.8 47.0 46.8 28.8 29.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 59.0 57.5 50.9 49.9 31.7 32.0
          New England 60.9 59.2 52.3 52.0 33.9 34.7
          Middle Atlantic 58.3 57.0 50.5 49.1 30.9 31.0
     Midwest 57.8 57.7 49.8 49.7 31.3 31.7
          East North Central 57.3 56.4 49.6 48.5 30.7 30.8
          West North Central 58.9 60.6 50.2 52.6 32.7 33.7
     South 55.8 55.0 45.6 45.1 27.8 26.7
          South Atlantic 55.9 54.8 46.0 44.9 28.0 27.0
          East South Central 56.1 52.0 44.2 41.7 26.4 23.8
          West South Central 55.4 56.9 45.7 47.2 28.1 27.6
     West 53.2 53.9 43.5 44.1 25.7 27.6
          Mountain 56.0 54.0 46.7 44.8 29.2 28.8
          Pacific 52.0 53.8 42.1 43.8 24.2a 27.2
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 55.1 54.2 46.2 45.4 27.5 27.6
     Small Metro 56.9 56.8 47.8 47.7 30.5 30.1
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 55.9 55.9 46.6 46.8 29.2 28.9
          < 250K Pop. 58.8 58.5 50.1 49.4 32.9 32.5
     Nonmetro 58.3 59.0 48.2 49.5 29.9 31.2
          Urbanized 59.0 60.8 49.9 51.6 31.7 33.2
          Less Urbanized 57.4 57.7 47.0 48.5 29.2 30.5
          Completely Rural 59.3 57.0 46.6 44.5 25.6 25.4
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.109A Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 174,541 176,597 137,984 136,987 109,107 108,089
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 34,426 34,453 28,772 28,319 23,464 22,477
          New England 9,339 9,289 7,688 7,722 6,177 6,485
          Middle Atlantic 25,086 25,164 21,084 20,597 17,287 15,992
     Midwest 40,673 41,385 32,600 32,700 25,963 25,621
          East North Central 28,368 28,899 22,401 22,910 17,687 17,871
          West North Central 12,306 12,487 10,199 9,790 8,276 7,750
     South 60,569 61,387 45,200 44,798 34,741 34,843
          South Atlantic 32,561 33,311 24,679 24,422 19,278 19,509
          East South Central 9,683 9,623 6,510 6,580 4,601 4,727
          West South Central 18,326 18,453 14,011 13,796 10,861 10,607
     West 38,873 39,371 31,412 31,171 24,939 25,147
          Mountain 11,216 11,337 8,919 8,694 7,059 6,847
          Pacific 27,657 28,035 22,493 22,477 17,880 18,301
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 94,580 94,300 77,398 76,705 62,317 61,733
     Small Metro 51,164 53,289 40,025 40,165 31,514 31,473
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 33,298 35,114 26,266 26,679 20,762 20,956
          < 250K Pop. 17,866 18,175 13,760 13,486 10,751 10,518
     Nonmetro 28,797 29,008 20,561 20,117 15,277 14,883
          Urbanized 11,712 13,131 8,647 9,593 6,600 7,410
          Less Urbanized 13,904 12,862 9,693a 8,443 7,119a 5,997
          Completely Rural 3,181 3,015 2,220 2,081 1,558 1,476
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.109B Alcohol Use in Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TIME PERIOD
Lifetime Past Year Past Month
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 88.2 88.2 69.7a 68.4 55.1 54.0
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 89.7 89.2 75.0 73.3 61.2a 58.2
          New England 92.3 91.3 76.0 75.9 61.1 63.8
          Middle Atlantic 88.8 88.4 74.6 72.4 61.2b 56.2
     Midwest 90.7 91.7 72.7 72.4 57.9 56.8
          East North Central 90.2 91.3 71.3 72.4 56.3 56.4
          West North Central 91.9 92.7 76.2 72.7 61.8a 57.5
     South 85.8 86.0 64.0 62.8 49.2 48.8
          South Atlantic 87.4 88.3 66.3 64.7 51.8 51.7
          East South Central 81.4 80.4 54.7 55.0 38.7 39.5
          West South Central 85.5 85.1 65.3 63.6 50.6 48.9
     West 88.0 87.5 71.1 69.2 56.5 55.9
          Mountain 88.0 86.7 70.0 66.5 55.4 52.4
          Pacific 88.1 87.8 71.6 70.4 56.9 57.3
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 88.9 88.6 72.7 72.1 58.6 58.0
     Small Metro 88.2 88.7 69.0a 66.9 54.4 52.4
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 87.5 89.1 69.0 67.7 54.6 53.2
          < 250K Pop. 89.7 88.1 69.0 65.4 54.0 51.0
     Nonmetro 85.9 86.0 61.3 59.6 45.6 44.1
          Urbanized 87.9 87.8 64.9 64.1 49.6 49.5
          Less Urbanized 84.4 84.2 58.8 55.3 43.2a 39.3
          Completely Rural 85.1 86.3 59.4 59.6 41.7 42.2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.110A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 10,713 10,876 7,175 7,190 2,301 2,297
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 2,120 2,134 1,382 1,423 468 459
          New England 574 594 403 405 145 151
          Middle Atlantic 1,546 1,540 979 1,017 323 307
     Midwest 2,695 2,733 1,864 1,922 656 669
          East North Central 1,837 1,848 1,273 1,293 457 447
          West North Central 858 884 592 629 198 222
     South 3,659 3,571 2,434 2,268 754 695
          South Atlantic 1,824 1,814 1,214 1,149 369 344
          East South Central 596 535 406 360 117 106
          West South Central 1,239 1,222 814 760 267 245
     West 2,239 2,438 1,494 1,577 423 474
          Mountain 751 732 513 485 140 183
          Pacific 1,488 1,706 982 1,092 283 291
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 5,307 5,441 3,369 3,445 971 1,033
     Small Metro 3,449 3,418 2,377 2,354 824 814
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 2,177 2,172 1,487 1,475 505 502
          < 250K Pop. 1,272 1,246 889 879 319 312
     Nonmetro 1,957 2,016 1,429 1,391 506 450
          Urbanized 858 965 626 681 252 258
          Less Urbanized 921 897 666 610 209 167
          Completely Rural 178 154 137 100 44 24
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.110B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 28.8 29.0 19.3 19.2 6.2 6.1
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 31.7 32.0 20.6 21.3 7.0 6.9
          New England 33.9 34.7 23.8 23.7 8.6 8.8
          Middle Atlantic 30.9 31.0 19.6 20.5 6.5 6.2
     Midwest 31.3 31.7 21.7 22.3 7.6 7.8
          East North Central 30.7 30.8 21.3 21.5 7.7 7.5
          West North Central 32.7 33.7 22.6 23.9 7.6 8.5
     South 27.8 26.7 18.5a 16.9 5.7 5.2
          South Atlantic 28.0 27.0 18.6 17.1 5.7 5.1
          East South Central 26.4 23.8 18.0 16.0 5.2 4.7
          West South Central 28.1 27.6 18.5 17.2 6.1 5.5
     West 25.7 27.6 17.1 17.9 4.8 5.4
          Mountain 29.2 28.8 20.0 19.1 5.5a 7.2
          Pacific 24.2a 27.2 15.9 17.4 4.6 4.6
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 27.5 27.6 17.4 17.5 5.0 5.2
     Small Metro 30.5 30.1 21.0 20.8 7.3 7.2
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 29.2 28.9 20.0 19.6 6.8 6.7
          < 250K Pop. 32.9 32.5 23.0 22.9 8.3 8.1
     Nonmetro 29.9 31.2 21.8 21.5 7.7 7.0
          Urbanized 31.7 33.2 23.1 23.4 9.3 8.9
          Less Urbanized 29.2 30.5 21.1 20.7 6.6 5.7
          Completely Rural 25.6 25.4 19.7 16.5 6.4 4.0
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.111A 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, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 109,107 108,089 46,613 46,581 13,560 13,847
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 23,464 22,477 9,626 9,250 2,531 2,666
          New England 6,177 6,485 2,614 2,646 650 834
          Middle Atlantic 17,287 15,992 7,012 6,604 1,880 1,833
     Midwest 25,963 25,621 11,757 11,661 3,728 3,523
          East North Central 17,687 17,871 8,092 8,099 2,697 2,430
          West North Central 8,276 7,750 3,666 3,562 1,031 1,093
     South 34,741 34,843 15,124 15,473 4,454 4,829
          South Atlantic 19,278 19,509 7,996 8,012 2,196 2,601
          East South Central 4,601 4,727 2,063 2,088 666 654
          West South Central 10,861 10,607 5,065 5,372 1,592 1,574
     West 24,939 25,147 10,105 10,197 2,847 2,829
          Mountain 7,059 6,847 3,167 3,118 987 870
          Pacific 17,880 18,301 6,937 7,079 1,860 1,959
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 62,317 61,733 25,514 25,387 7,032 7,101
     Small Metro 31,514 31,473 14,109 14,160 4,510 4,348
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 20,762 20,956 9,084 9,354 2,896 2,806
          < 250K Pop. 10,751 10,518 5,025 4,807 1,614 1,541
     Nonmetro 15,277 14,883 6,989 7,033 2,018a 2,398
          Urbanized 6,600 7,410 2,840a 3,340 901a 1,137
          Less Urbanized 7,119a 5,997 3,427 3,064 905 1,049
          Completely Rural 1,558 1,476 722 630 212 212
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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Table  2.111B Alcohol Use, Binge Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 21 or Older, by Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, 2002 and 2003
Geographic Characteristic TYPE OF ALCOHOL USE
Any Alcohol Use Binge Alcohol Use Heavy Alcohol Use
2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003
TOTAL 55.1 54.0 23.5 23.3 6.9 6.9
GEOGRAPHIC DIVISION
     Northeast 61.2a 58.2 25.1 23.9 6.6 6.9
          New England 61.1 63.8 25.8 26.0 6.4 8.2
          Middle Atlantic 61.2b 56.2 24.8 23.2 6.7 6.4
     Midwest 57.9 56.8 26.2 25.8 8.3 7.8
          East North Central 56.3 56.4 25.7 25.6 8.6 7.7
          West North Central 61.8a 57.5 27.4 26.4 7.7 8.1
     South 49.2 48.8 21.4 21.7 6.3 6.8
          South Atlantic 51.8 51.7 21.5 21.2 5.9 6.9
          East South Central 38.7 39.5 17.3 17.5 5.6 5.5
          West South Central 50.6 48.9 23.6 24.8 7.4 7.3
     West 56.5 55.9 22.9 22.7 6.4 6.3
          Mountain 55.4 52.4 24.9 23.9 7.7 6.7
          Pacific 56.9 57.3 22.1 22.2 5.9 6.1
COUNTY TYPE1
     Large Metro 58.6 58.0 24.0 23.9 6.6 6.7
     Small Metro 54.4 52.4 24.3 23.6 7.8 7.2
          250K – 1 Mil. Pop. 54.6 53.2 23.9 23.7 7.6 7.1
          < 250K Pop. 54.0 51.0 25.2 23.3 8.1 7.5
     Nonmetro 45.6 44.1 20.8 20.9 6.0a 7.1
          Urbanized 49.6 49.5 21.3 22.3 6.8 7.6
          Less Urbanized 43.2a 39.3 20.8 20.1 5.5 6.9
          Completely Rural 41.7 42.2 19.3 18.0 5.7 6.1
*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.
aDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
bDifference between estimate and 2003 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Estimates for 2002 and 2003 are based on a revised definition of county type and are not comparable with estimates by county type published in prior NSDUH reports.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 and 2003.

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