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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Any Illicit Drug Use - Total Population

Table 2A. Any Illicit Drug 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

21.3

(19.9

-

22.8)

 

16.4

(15.1

-

17.7)

 

9.9

(8.9

-

11.1)

    Male

22.1

(20.2

-

24.2)

 

16.7

(15.0

-

18.6)

 

10.3

(8.9

-

11.9)

    Female

20.5

(18.3

-

22.9)

 

16.0

(14.2

-

18.0)

 

9.5

(8.0

-

11.4)

 

18-25

48.1

(45.9

-

50.3)

 

27.4

(25.5

-

29.4)

 

16.1

(14.7

-

17.7)

    Male

54.1

(51.1

-

57.2)

 

32.6

(29.6

-

35.7)

 

20.5

(18.2

-

22.9)

    Female

41.9

(39.2

-

44.7)

 

22.1

(19.6

-

24.8)

 

11.7

(10.1

-

13.6)

 

26-34

50.6

(48.5

-

52.6)

 

12.7

(11.4

-

14.1)

 

7.0

(6.0

-

8.2)

    Male

56.3

(53.3

-

59.3)

 

16.2

(14.1

-

18.5)

 

9.8

(8.1

-

11.8)

    Female

44.9

(42.1

-

47.7)

 

9.3

(7.9

-

10.9)

 

4.3

(3.4

-

5.5)

   

$35

31.8

(29.9

-

33.8)

 

5.5

(4.8

-

6.3)

 

3.3

(2.8

-

3.9)

    Male

38.4

(35.6

-

41.2)

 

7.2

(6.0

-

8.5)

 

4.4

(3.5

-

5.4)

    Female

26.0

(23.9

-

28.2)

 

4.0

(3.3

-

4.9)

 

2.4

(1.8

-

3.1)

   

TOTAL

35.8

(34.3

-

37.2)

 

10.6

(9.9

-

11.3)

 

6.2

(5.7

-

6.8)

    Male

41.6

(39.8

-

43.5)

 

13.1

(12.1

-

14.2)

 

8.1

(7.3

-

8.9)

    Female

30.3

(28.6

-

32.1)

 

8.2

(7.5

-

9.0)

 

4.5

(4.0

-

5.1)

   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

12-17

4,851

(4,533

-

5,185)

 

3,727

(3,441

-

4,032)

 

2,262

(2,020

-

2,529)

    Male

2,570

(2,344

-

2,811)

 

1,944

(1,741

-

2,165)

 

1,200

(1,038

-

1,384)

    Female

2,281

(2,035

-

2,548)

 

1,783

(1,581

-

2,006)

 

1,062

(889

-

1,265)

                             

18-25

13,445

(12,839

-

14,053)

 

7,660

(7,134

-

8,211)

 

4,513

(4,103

-

4,956)

    Male

7,645

(7,213

-

8,074)

 

4,601

(4,181

-

5,041)

 

2,890

(2,575

-

3,233)

    Female

5,800

(5,427

-

6,180)

 

3,060

(2,717

-

3,432)

 

1,623

(1,400

-

1,876)

     

26-34

17,497

(16,792

-

18,202)

 

4,397

(3,954

-

4,882)

 

2,432

(2,085

-

2,831)

    Male

9,670

(9,144

-

10,188)

 

2,778

(2,418

-

3,180)

 

1,680

(1,392

-

2,020)

    Female

7,827

(7,343

-

8,316)

 

1,620

(1,378

-

1,899)

 

752

(589

-

957)

     

$35

42,330

(39,780

-

44,966)

 

7,330

(6,394

-

8,395)

 

4,408

(3,721

-

5,218)

    Male

23,897

(22,189

-

25,653)

 

4,475

(3,760

-

5,314)

 

2,725

(2,187

-

3,387)

    Female

18,433

(16,955

-

19,993)

 

2,855

(2,343

-

3,474)

 

1,683

(1,304

-

2,169)

 

TOTAL

78,123

(74,948

-

81,357)

 

23,115

(21,588

-

24,737)

 

13,615

(12,473

-

14,855)

    Male

43,782

(41,865

-

45,724)

 

13,797

(12,777

-

14,886)

 

8,494

(7,685

-

9,382)

    Female

34,341

(32,372

-

36,376)

 

9,318

(8,487

-

10,223)

 

5,121

(4,530

-

5,784)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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