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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Alcohol - Total Population

Table 13A. Alcohol Use by Gender Within Age Group for Total Population in 1998

AGE/

/GENDER

Ever Used

 

Used Past Year

 

Used Past Month

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

12-17

37.3

(35.5

-

39.2)

 

31.8

(30.0

-

33.7)

 

19.1

(17.5

-

20.7)

    Male

36.6

(34.2

-

39.1)

 

31.0

(28.6

-

33.4)

 

19.4

(17.5

-

21.5)

    Female

38.1

(35.7

-

40.7)

 

32.7

(30.3

-

35.1)

 

18.7

(16.7

-

21.0)

 

18-25

83.2

(81.4

-

84.8)

 

74.2

(71.8

-

76.4)

 

60.0

(57.3

-

62.7)

    Male

87.2

(85.2

-

88.9)

 

79.3

(76.5

-

81.9)

 

68.2

(64.9

-

71.2)

    Female

79.2

(76.4

-

81.7)

 

68.9

(65.6

-

72.1)

 

51.7

(48.0

-

55.5)

 

26-34

88.2

(86.7

-

89.5)

 

74.5

(72.5

-

76.4)

 

60.9

(58.7

-

63.0)

    Male

90.9

(89.0

-

92.4)

 

77.7

(74.9

-

80.2)

 

67.7

(64.3

-

70.9)

    Female

85.5

(83.4

-

87.4)

 

71.5

(68.5

-

74.2)

 

54.2

(51.4

-

56.9)

   

$35

86.6

(85.1

-

87.9)

 

64.6

(62.6

-

66.6)

 

53.1

(51.0

-

55.1)

    Male

92.2

(90.6

-

93.5)

 

70.2

(67.7

-

72.6)

 

61.4

(58.7

-

64.0)

    Female

81.6

(79.5

-

83.5)

 

59.7

(57.0

-

62.3)

 

45.8

(43.2

-

48.4)

   

TOTAL

81.3

(80.1

-

82.4)

 

64.0

(62.4

-

65.6)

 

51.7

(50.0

-

53.3)

    Male

85.2

(83.9

-

86.3)

 

68.3

(66.5

-

70.1)

 

58.7

(56.7

-

60.7)

    Female

77.6

(76.0

-

79.2)

 

60.0

(57.9

-

62.0)

 

45.1

(43.2

-

47.1)

   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

12-17

8,491

(8,075

-

8,916)

 

7,233

(6,819

-

7,661)

 

4,338

(3,990

-

4,709)

    Male

4,246

(3,965

-

4,536)

 

3,596

(3,324

-

3,880)

 

2,255

(2,029

-

2,500)

    Female

4,245

(3,969

-

4,528)

 

3,637

(3,372

-

3,912)

 

2,083

(1,854

-

2,333)

                             

18-25

23,268

(22,778

-

23,720)

 

20,739

(20,082

-

21,359)

 

16,786

(16,019

-

17,535)

    Male

12,313

(12,036

-

12,557)

 

11,203

(10,803

-

11,566)

 

9,628

(9,170

-

10,063)

    Female

10,955

(10,572

-

11,304)

 

9,536

(9,075

-

9,972)

 

7,158

(6,638

-

7,674)

     

26-34

30,506

(29,998

-

30,964)

 

25,794

(25,102

-

26,452)

 

21,069

(20,313

-

21,810)

    Male

15,600

(15,278

-

15,872)

 

13,334

(12,861

-

13,769)

 

11,624

(11,045

-

12,174)

    Female

14,906

(14,536

-

15,235)

 

12,460

(11,950

-

12,940)

 

9,444

(8,959

-

9,925)

     

$35

115,247

(113,355

-

116,984)

 

86,041

(83,368

-

88,646)

 

70,657

(67,913

-

73,387)

    Male

57,425

(56,466

-

58,238)

 

43,758

(42,189

-

45,254)

 

38,236

(36,548

-

39,881)

    Female

57,822

(56,353

-

59,173)

 

42,283

(40,385

-

44,140)

 

32,421

(30,572

-

34,287)

 

TOTAL

177,512

(174,928

-

179,975)

 

139,807

(136,301

-

143,246)

 

112,850

(109,261

-

116,431)

    Male

89,584

(88,263

-

90,819)

 

71,891

(69,985

-

73,740)

 

61,744

(59,617

-

63,840)

    Female

87,928

(86,029

-

89,730)

 

67,916

(65,580

-

70,212)

 

51,107

(48,899

-

53,332)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1998

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