1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (35B)           PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 20.Percentages Reporting Past Month Use of Any Illicit Drug, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1995 and 1996


AGE GROUP (Years)



12-17

18-25

26-34

35 and Older

Total

Demographic

Characteristic

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996












TOTAL

10.9a

9.0

14.2

15.6

8.3

8.4

2.8

2.9

6.1

6.1












RACE/

ETHNICITY











White

11.2

9.2

15.5

17.0

8.9

8.8

2.7

2.9

6.0

6.1

Black

10.7

8.6

13.5

15.7

9.1

10.6

5.0

3.8

7.9

7.5

Hispanic

9.4

9.2

8.2

10.9

6.3

5.7

1.9

1.5

5.1

5.2

Other

11.2

6.7

14.5

9.8

1.5

4.4

*

*

4.0

4.8












SEX











Male

12.1b

9.2

17.0a

20.2

11.2

11.0

3.8

4.2

7.8

8.1

Female

9.6

8.9

11.5

11.0

5.5

5.9

1.9

1.7

4.5

4.2












POPULATION

DENSITY1











Large Metro

10.3

10.0

15.5

16.2

8.9

9.2

2.3a

3.5

6.1

6.8

Small Metro

11.4

9.1

15.1

18.1

9.1

8.9

3.2

3.1

6.6

6.7

Nonmetro

11.2b

7.3

10.5

10.3

5.8

5.7

2.9a

1.3

5.3a

3.7












REGION











Northeast

9.1

8.7

16.9

14.3

6.3

6.9

1.7

2.1

4.9

4.8

North Central

12.8a

8.7

12.3

16.1

8.5

10.9

3.0

3.5

6.3

6.9

South

9.5

8.4

12.4

15.2

8.2

7.0

2.7

2.6

5.5

5.5

West

12.0

10.7

16.5

16.5

10.0

9.2

3.8

3.5

7.8

7.3












ADULT

EDUCATION2











<High School

N/A

N/A

18.0

20.8

12.7

12.4

2.9

3.5

6.7

7.5

High School Grad

N/A

N/A

15.3

15.2

8.5

9.9

2.9

2.5

5.7

5.7

Some College

N/A

N/A

13.6

14.3

8.8

7.6

2.9

2.1

6.4

5.6

College Graduate

N/A

N/A

7.6

11.4

5.2

5.3

2.4

3.5

3.5

4.6












CURRENT

EMPLOYMENT2











Full-time

N/A

N/A

13.2

15.5

7.8

7.9

2.9

3.6

5.5

6.2

Part-time

N/A

N/A

15.8

14.3

9.3

8.6

5.3

5.6

9.0

8.6

Unemployed

N/A

N/A

22.1

25.9

19.8

18.1

6.6

2.9

14.3

12.5

Other3

N/A

N/A

11.8

13.3

5.7

7.3

1.7

1.3

3.1

3.0

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

N/A: Not applicable.

NOTE:Any Illicit Drug indicates use at least once of marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used nonmedically. Any Illicit Drug Other than Marijuana indicates use at least once of any of these listed drugs, regardless of marijuana use; marijuana users who also have used any of the other listed drugs are included.

1Population density is based on 1990 MSA classifications and their 1990 Census of Population counts.

2Data on adult education and current employment not shown for persons aged 12-17. Estimates for both adult education and current employment are for persons aged > 18.

3Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."

aDifference between 1995 and 1996 is statistically significant at the .05 level.

bDifference between 1995 and 1996 is statistically significant at the .01 level.

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1995 and 1996.

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