1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (17A)              PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 32A.Estimated Numbers (in Thousands) of Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Users of Illicit Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco in the U.S. Population of Females Aged 15 to 44, by Pregnancy Status and Parental Status: Annual Averages Based on 1995 and 1996 Samples


Females Aged 15-44


Used in Lifetime

Used in Past Year

Used in Past Month



Not Pregnant


Not Pregnant


Not Pregnant

Drug

Pregnant

No

Children

Has

Child Aged <21

All

Children Aged >21

Pregnant

No

Children

Has

Child Aged <21

All

Children Aged >21

Pregnant

No

Children

Has

Child Aged <21

All

Children Aged >21













Any Illicit Drug2

1,037

10,851

3,002

11,149

262

4,811

698

2,127

80

2,488

431

1,081













Marijuana and Hashish

973

9,983

2,775

10,372

224

3,944

509

1,445

40

2,000

318

738

Cocaine

329

3,269

842

3,475

70

773

97

364

14

260

36

178

Crack

98

699

169

389

35

271

22

109

14

88

14

57

Inhalants

104

2,013

305

1,062

22

583

27

40

7

183

15

18

Hallucinogens

244

3,220

731

2,538

43

988

73

126

5

391

47

64

PCP

64

773

219

887

6

99

29

7

*

8

29

3

LSD

159

2,522

563

1,856

29

625

23

28

2

176

6

6

Heroin

40

282

50

168

10

91

*

18

7

23

*

10

Nonmedical Use of Any

Psychotherapeutic3

276

3,129

712

2,856

69

1,311

229

792

34

513

121

254

Stimulants

136

1,244

257

1,334

44

357

45

190

5

146

19

93

Sedatives

71

636

136

748

15

114

9

103

*

70

5

56

Tranquilizers

115

1,284

318

1,021

39

450

111

254

5

147

54

87

Analgesics

156

1,930

413

1,564

36

905

171

469

24

309

86

98








Any Illicit Drug

other than Marijuana2

541

6,233

1,543

5,600

136

2,444

354

1,114

58

1,125

186

464












Alcohol

2,075

20,239

5,645

20,646

1,469

17,796

4,465

16,969

402

13,736

3,177

12,558

"Binge" Alcohol Use4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

38

4,284

595

2,284

Heavy Alcohol Use4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

12

1,050

136

434











Cigarettes

1,577

16,443

4,617

17,497

725

9,239

2,152

8,660

506

7,861

1,977

8,116











Smokeless Tobacco

85

1,894

337

888

7

338

12

77

4

132

7

36

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

-- Not available.

1The respondent and the child(ren) both (all) reside in the same household.

2Any 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.

3Nonmedical use of any prescription-type stimulant, sedative, tranquilizer, or analgesic; does not include over-the-counter drugs.

4"Binge" Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. Heavy Alcohol

Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days; all Heavy Alcohol Users are also "Binge" Alcohol Users.

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

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