1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (18B)               PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 33. Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Any Illicit Drug in the U.S. Population of Females Aged 15 to 44, by Pregnancy Status and Demographic Characteristics: Annual Averages Based on 1995 and 1996 Samples


TIME PERIOD


Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

Demographic

Characteristics

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

Pregnant

Not

Pregnant

TOTAL

41.5

45.2

10.5

13.8

3.2

7.2








AGE







15-25

40.6

39.6

18.8

22.9

5.0

12.2

26-44

42.1

48.0

4.3

9.4

1.8

4.8








RACE/ETHNICITY







White

47.8

52.3

11.0

15.2

3.5

7.8

Black

30.0

33.9

8.5

13.3

2.6

7.4

Hispanic

29.1

25.0

8.6

8.3

1.5

4.5








MARITAL STATUS







Married

37.2

44.6

4.7

7.6

1.1

3.7

Not Married

52.5

45.9

25.5

20.2

8.6

10.9

Never Married

52.9

42.4

26.8

22.2

7.2

11.8

Divorced, Separated

*

56.9

*

13.9

*

8.0








POPULATION DENSITY1







Large Metro

39.1

45.1

8.4

14.0

1.1

7.4

Small Metro

45.5

48.2

12.7

14.8

5.7

8.0

Nonmetro

40.5

41.3

11.5

12.1

3.7

5.7








PARENTAL STATUS







No Children

43.0

43.5

17.3

19.3

5.3

10.0

Has Child Aged <22

38.7

43.1

6.0

10.0

1.4

6.2

All Children Aged >22

41.2

47.7

6.1

9.1

2.0

4.6








TRIMESTER3







First

41.8

N/A

12.1

N/A

8.4

N/A

Second

44.9

N/A

12.1

N/A

1.1

N/A

Third

38.1

N/A

6.5

N/A

2.5

N/A








ADULT EDUCATION4







<High School

45.0

41.3

16.8

15.9

8.0

10.1

High School Grad

38.8

47.3

7.2

13.7

1.9

7.1

Some College

34.4

48.8

7.1

11.5

*

5.6

College Graduate

*

46.9

6.8

10.6

*

4.6

*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.

NOTE:The sum of the pregnant and not pregnant females aged 15-44 is less than the total of all females aged 15-44 because of item nonresponse to the pregnancy question.

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

2The respondent and the child(ren) both (all) reside in the same household.

3Trimester not reported by all pregnant respondents.

4Data on adult education not shown for persons aged 12-17. Estimates for adult education are for persons aged 18 to 44.

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

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