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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Smokeless Tobacco - Race/Ethnicity

Table 15B. Smokeless Tobacco Use by Age Group and Gender for White, Non-Hispanics, 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

11.4

(10.0

-

13.0)

 

5.0

(4.0

-

6.1)

 

1.6

(1.2

-

2.3)

    18-25

32.0

(29.4

-

34.7)

 

12.1

(10.4

-

14.0)

 

7.5

(6.2

-

9.0)

    26-34

29.5

(26.9

-

32.3)

 

8.1

(6.7

-

9.8)

 

5.6

(4.4

-

7.1)

    $35

17.2

(15.7

-

18.9)

 

3.5

(2.8

-

4.3)

 

2.9

(2.3

-

3.7)

GENDER

                           

    Male

35.8

(33.6

-

38.0)

 

10.2

(9.0

-

11.5)

 

7.3

(6.3

-

8.4)

    Female

5.6

(4.7

-

6.7)

 

0.7

(0.4

-

1.1)

 

0.3

(0.2

-

0.7)

                             

TOTAL

20.2

(19.0

-

21.4)

 

5.3

(4.7

-

5.9)

 

3.7

(3.2

-

4.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

1,741

(1,527

-

1,980)

 

754

(610

-

929)

 

249

(175

-

352)

    18-25

5,998

(5,504

-

6,515)

 

2,264

(1,942

-

2,630)

 

1,399

(1,158

-

1,684)

    26-34

7,025

(6,390

-

7,695)

 

1,928

(1,588

-

2,334)

 

1,341

(1,054

-

1,701)

    $35

17,965

(16,334

-

19,722)

 

3,603

(2,913

-

4,450)

 

3,011

(2,375

-

3,812)

GENDER

                           

    Male

28,015

(26,297

-

29,782)

 

7,972

(7,032

-

9,023)

 

5,722

(4,952

-

6,601)

    Female

4,714

(3,969

-

5,588)

 

577

(376

-

883)

 

278

(134

-

574)

                             

TOTAL

32,729

(30,857

-

34,685)

 

8,549

(7,648

-

9,550)

 

6,000

(5,223

-

6,887)

Table 15C. Smokeless Tobacco Use by Age Group and Gender for Hispanics 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

4.1

(2.9

-

5.7)

 

1.5

(0.9

-

2.5)

 

0.5

(0.2

-

1.1)

    18-25

9.1

(7.6

-

10.9)

 

3.0

(2.1

-

4.2)

 

1.2

(0.6

-

2.2)

    26-34

9.0

(6.9

-

11.6)

 

1.4

(0.8

-

2.4)

 

1.0

(0.5

-

2.0)

    $35

6.6

(5.0

-

8.7)

 

0.9

(0.5

-

1.8)

 

0.5

(0.2

-

1.3)

GENDER

                           

    Male

11.7

(10.1

-

13.6)

 

2.3

(1.7

-

3.0)

 

1.3

(0.8

-

2.0)

    Female

2.6

(1.8

-

3.7)

 

0.6

(0.3

-

1.3)

 

0.2

(0.1

-

0.8)

                             

TOTAL

7.2

(6.2

-

8.3)

 

1.5

(1.1

-

1.9)

 

0.8

(0.5

-

1.1)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

128

(92

-

177)

 

47

(29

-

76)

 

15

(6

-

35)

    18-25

356

(297

-

426)

 

117

(84

-

163)

 

47

(25

-

86)

    26-34

420

(322

-

544)

 

64

(36

-

114)

 

48

(24

-

94)

    $35

706

(536

-

924)

 

101

(51

-

197)

 

58

(24

-

140)

GENDER

                           

    Male

1,327

(1,139

-

1,541)

 

258

(194

-

342)

 

146

(93

-

227)

    Female

283

(195

-

410)

 

71

(34

-

147)

 

22

(6

-

85)

                             

TOTAL

1,610

(1,392

-

1,859)

 

329

(251

-

431)

 

168

(110

-

254)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

Smokeless Tobacco - Race/Ethnicity

Table 15D. Smokeless Tobacco Use by Age Group and Gender for Black, Non-Hispanics, 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

1.9

(1.1

-

3.3)

 

0.6

(0.2

-

1.7)

 

0.1

(0.0

-

0.6)

    18-25

6.5

(4.8

-

8.7)

 

2.0

(1.2

-

3.2)

 

1.1

(0.6

-

2.3)

    26-34

9.7

(7.5

-

12.5)

 

1.5

(0.8

-

3.0)

 

1.5

(0.7

-

3.0)

    $35

14.4

(12.0

-

17.1)

 

3.3

(2.3

-

4.7)

 

2.9

(2.0

-

4.2)

GENDER

                           

    Male

15.5

(13.1

-

18.2)

 

2.8

(1.8

-

4.2)

 

2.0

(1.2

-

3.3)

    Female

6.8

(5.2

-

8.7)

 

2.1

(1.4

-

3.2)

 

2.0

(1.3

-

3.1)

                             

TOTAL

10.7

(9.1

-

12.5)

 

2.4

(1.7

-

3.3)

 

2.0

(1.4

-

2.8)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

61

(34

-

108)

 

21

(8

-

54)

 

4

(1

-

18)

    18-25

256

(190

-

344)

 

77

(47

-

124)

 

45

(22

-

91)

    26-34

425

(327

-

547)

 

66

(33

-

131)

 

65

(32

-

130)

    $35

1,905

(1,594

-

2,265)

 

432

(301

-

616)

 

382

(263

-

553)

GENDER

                           

    Male

1,725

(1,459

-

2,029)

 

310

(204

-

471)

 

223

(134

-

369)

    Female

922

(711

-

1,189)

 

285

(187

-

430)

 

273

(178

-

417)

                             

TOTAL

2,647

(2,264

-

3,085)

 

595

(431

-

819)

 

496

(350

-

700)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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