1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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

Table 32B.Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use 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

41.5

43.5

43.1

47.7

10.5

19.3

10.0

9.1

3.2

10.0

6.2

4.6












Marijuana and Hashish

38.9

40.0

39.8

44.4

9.0

15.8

7.3

6.2

1.6

8.0

4.6

3.2

Cocaine

13.2

13.1

12.1

14.9

2.8

3.1

1.4

1.6

0.5

1.0

0.5

0.8

Crack

3.9

2.8

2.4

1.7

1.4

1.1

0.3

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.2

0.2

Inhalants

4.2

8.1

4.4

4.5

0.9

2.3

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.7

0.2

0.1

Hallucinogens

9.7

12.9

10.5

10.9

1.7

4.0

1.0

0.5

0.2

1.6

0.7

0.3

PCP

2.6

3.1

3.1

3.8

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.0

*

0.0

0.4

0.0

LSD

6.4

10.1

8.1

7.9

1.2

2.5

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.7

0.1

0.0

Heroin

1.6

1.1

0.7

0.7

0.4

0.4

*

0.1

0.3

0.1

*

0.0

Nonmedical Use of Any

Psychotherapeutic3

11.0

12.5

10.2

12.2

2.8

5.3

3.3

3.4

1.3

2.1

1.7

1.1

Stimulants

5.5

5.0

3.7

5.7

1.8

1.4

0.6

0.8

0.2

0.6

0.3

0.4

Sedatives

2.8

2.5

1.9

3.2

0.6

0.5

0.1

0.4

*

0.3

0.1

0.2

Tranquilizers

4.6

5.1

4.6

4.4

1.6

1.8

1.6

1.1

0.2

0.6

0.8

0.4

Analgesics

6.3

7.7

5.9

6.7

1.5

3.6

2.5

2.0

0.9

1.2

1.2

0.4









Any Illicit Drug

other than Marijuana2

21.6

25.0

22.2

24.0

5.4

9.8

5.1

4.8

2.3

4.5

2.7

2.0













Alcohol

83.0

81.1

81.0

88.4

58.8

71.3

64.1

72.6

16.1

55.1

45.6

53.8

"Binge" Alcohol Use4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

1.6

17.7

8.9

10.2

Heavy Alcohol Use4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

0.5

4.3

2.0

1.9












Cigarettes

63.1

65.9

66.3

74.9

29.0

37.0

30.9

37.1

20.3

31.5

28.4

34.7













Smokeless Tobacco

3.4

7.6

4.8

3.8

0.3

1.4

0.2

0.3

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.2

*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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