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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Any Illicit Drug Use - Race/Ethnicity

Table 2B. Any Illicit Drug 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

21.7

(19.8

-

23.7)

 

16.9

(15.2

-

18.7)

 

10.3

(8.9

-

11.8)

    18-25

54.2

(51.2

-

57.1)

 

30.4

(27.7

-

33.3)

 

17.6

(15.5

-

19.8)

    26-34

57.0

(54.2

-

59.7)

 

13.4

(11.7

-

15.3)

 

7.1

(5.8

-

8.7)

    $35

33.4

(31.0

-

35.9)

 

5.2

(4.4

-

6.1)

 

3.2

(2.6

-

3.9)

GENDER

                           

    Male

43.5

(41.1

-

46.0)

 

12.6

(11.5

-

13.9)

 

7.7

(6.8

-

8.7)

    Female

33.1

(30.9

-

35.4)

 

8.4

(7.4

-

9.4)

 

4.5

(3.9

-

5.3)

                             

TOTAL

38.2

(36.2

-

40.1)

 

10.4

(9.6

-

11.4)

 

6.1

(5.4

-

6.8)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

3,301

(3,014

-

3,606)

 

2,564

(2,307

-

2,844)

 

1,561

(1,356

-

1,794)

    18-25

10,157

(9,600

-

10,709)

 

5,709

(5,195

-

6,250)

 

3,294

(2,909

-

3,717)

    26-34

13,550

(12,885

-

14,204)

 

3,188

(2,784

-

3,641)

 

1,693

(1,379

-

2,073)

    $35

34,819

(32,316

-

37,415)

 

5,433

(4,599

-

6,408)

 

3,309

(2,686

-

4,070)

GENDER

                           

    Male

34,099

(32,211

-

36,011)

 

9,894

(9,007

-

10,855)

 

6,061

(5,361

-

6,845)

    Female

27,727

(25,862

-

29,658)

 

7,000

(6,228

-

7,857)

 

3,796

(3,256

-

4,421)

                             

TOTAL

61,826

(58,701

-

65,013)

 

16,894

(15,503

-

18,394)

 

9,857

(8,819

-

11,009)

Table 2C. Any Illicit Drug 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

23.0

(20.5

-

25.8)

 

17.4

(15.1

-

19.9)

 

9.9

(7.9

-

12.2)

    18-25

34.6

(31.3

-

38.1)

 

19.0

(16.4

-

22.0)

 

11.1

(9.3

-

13.0)

    26-34

29.7

(26.7

-

32.9)

 

9.1

(7.1

-

11.7)

 

5.4

(4.0

-

7.3)

    $35

23.2

(20.4

-

26.4)

 

6.0

(4.5

-

7.9)

 

3.5

(2.4

-

5.2)

GENDER

                           

    Male

32.6

(30.0

-

35.4)

 

13.1

(11.2

-

15.2)

 

7.7

(6.3

-

9.3)

    Female

20.3

(18.2

-

22.6)

 

7.9

(6.6

-

9.4)

 

4.5

(3.5

-

5.8)

                             

TOTAL

26.6

(24.7

-

28.5)

 

10.5

(9.4

-

11.7)

 

6.1

(5.3

-

7.1)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

716

(637

-

803)

 

540

(469

-

619)

 

307

(247

-

379)

    18-25

1,353

(1,224

-

1,488)

 

744

(640

-

861)

 

432

(366

-

509)

    26-34

1,389

(1,248

-

1,539)

 

426

(331

-

545)

 

253

(187

-

341)

    $35

2,475

(2,170

-

2,808)

 

638

(480

-

845)

 

376

(256

-

549)

GENDER

                           

    Male

3,696

(3,399

-

4,005)

 

1,479

(1,266

-

1,722)

 

869

(718

-

1,050)

    Female

2,238

(2,005

-

2,490)

 

869

(724

-

1,041)

 

499

(386

-

641)

                             

TOTAL

5,934

(5,515

-

6,372)

 

2,348

(2,099

-

2,623)

 

1,368

(1,181

-

1,583)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

Any Illicit Drug Use - Race/Ethnicity

Table 2D. Any Illicit Drug 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

19.3

(16.1

-

22.8)

 

14.0

(11.2

-

17.5)

 

9.9

(7.6

-

12.8)

    18-25

41.0

(38.0

-

44.1)

 

26.2

(23.6

-

29.1)

 

17.1

(14.9

-

19.6)

    26-34

45.3

(41.6

-

49.1)

 

14.9

(12.5

-

17.7)

 

9.4

(7.4

-

11.8)

    $35

30.2

(26.7

-

34.0)

 

8.2

(6.5

-

10.2)

 

4.8

(3.5

-

6.5)

GENDER

                           

    Male

41.5

(37.9

-

45.1)

 

17.9

(15.6

-

20.5)

 

12.0

(10.1

-

14.2)

    Female

26.4

(23.6

-

29.3)

 

9.0

(7.7

-

10.4)

 

5.2

(4.3

-

6.1)

                             

TOTAL

33.2

(30.8

-

35.6)

 

13.0

(11.7

-

14.4)

 

8.2

(7.2

-

9.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

625

(523

-

741)

 

456

(362

-

568)

 

320

(245

-

416)

    18-25

1,611

(1,493

-

1,731)

 

1,031

(926

-

1,142)

 

671

(583

-

769)

    26-34

1,975

(1,812

-

2,140)

 

651

(545

-

773)

 

409

(323

-

516)

    $35

4,004

(3,540

-

4,501)

 

1,082

(868

-

1,345)

 

637

(467

-

865)

GENDER

                           

    Male

4,618

(4,223

-

5,024)

 

1,994

(1,738

-

2,279)

 

1,335

(1,121

-

1,583)

    Female

3,596

(3,224

-

3,994)

 

1,225

(1,056

-

1,418)

 

704

(592

-

835)

                             

TOTAL

8,214

(7,626

-

8,824)

 

3,219

(2,892

-

3,577)

 

2,038

(1,793

-

2,314)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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