1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (47B)            PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 23.Percentages Reporting Past Month Use of Alcohol, 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

21.1a

18.8

61.3

60.0

63.0

61.6

52.6

51.7

52.2

51.0












RACE/

ETHNICITY











White

22.9

20.4

66.7

65.5

67.5

66.0

55.4

54.3

55.6

54.2

Black

15.5

14.7

47.8

49.6

55.0

55.7

40.2

42.0

40.8

41.9

Hispanic

18.7

19.9

49.3

49.8

53.5

50.6

47.8

44.0

45.2

43.1

Other

18.7b

5.4

*

43.5

*

42.9

*

*

36.9

35.6












SEX











Male

22.5a

19.2

68.2

66.5

70.3

70.0

62.4

61.6

60.1

58.9

Female

19.6

18.3

54.7

53.5

56.0

53.7

44.1

43.0

45.0

43.6












POPULATION

DENSITY1











Large Metro

20.6

18.5

62.4

62.4

66.8a

62.8

57.5

55.4

56.3

54.0

Small Metro

20.1

19.0

61.4

59.5

62.7

64.9

51.7

54.7

51.5

53.0

Nonmetro

23.0a

18.8

59.1

56.3

54.9

53.7

45.3

40.6

45.8

42.1












REGION











Northeast

21.2

17.5

67.9

63.5

64.1

62.4

53.4

56.9

54.0

55.0

North Central

24.1

19.6

65.4

67.9

68.1

66.5

61.2

54.7

58.6

54.4

South

19.6

19.3

59.2

58.3

59.5

58.9

45.1

46.5

46.7

47.1

West

19.8

17.8

55.8

52.3

62.1

60.1

55.3

52.0

52.6

49.8












ADULT

EDUCATION2











<High School

N/A

N/A

53.1

53.3

55.3

51.3

36.1

33.3

41.5

39.1

High School Grad

N/A

N/A

57.9

56.3

61.0

60.9

48.9

52.1

52.4

54.2

Some College

N/A

N/A

64.5

62.2

62.0

60.8

58.3

54.8

60.4

57.4

College Graduate

N/A

N/A

74.1

75.1

70.6

68.7

66.3

64.1

67.9

66.1












CURRENT

EMPLOYMENT2











Full-time

N/A

N/A

69.2

67.5

67.5

67.2

62.0

59.9

64.3

62.7

Part-time

N/A

N/A

56.4

57.9

55.9

56.8

57.2

52.2

56.8

54.7

Unemployed

N/A

N/A

59.6

60.9

62.7

58.7

64.8

58.3

62.8

59.1

Other3

N/A

N/A

50.2

45.5

48.5a

41.9

38.6

41.1

40.8

41.6

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

N/A: Not applicable.

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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