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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Marijuana - Total Population

Table 3A. Marijuana 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

17.0

(15.7

-

18.3)

 

14.1

(12.9

-

15.3)

 

8.3

(7.2

-

9.4)

    Male

17.7

(16.0

-

19.7)

 

14.4

(12.8

-

16.2)

 

8.6

(7.4

-

10.1)

    Female

16.1

(14.3

-

18.2)

 

13.7

(12.0

-

15.6)

 

7.9

(6.4

-

9.7)

 

18-25

44.6

(42.5

-

46.7)

 

24.1

(22.3

-

26.0)

 

13.8

(12.5

-

15.2)

    Male

49.4

(46.1

-

52.6)

 

28.1

(25.3

-

31.1)

 

17.2

(15.2

-

19.3)

    Female

39.8

(37.1

-

42.4)

 

20.0

(17.7

-

22.6)

 

10.3

(8.8

-

12.1)

 

26-34

47.9

(45.8

-

50.0)

 

9.7

(8.6

-

11.0)

 

5.5

(4.6

-

6.5)

    Male

53.2

(50.1

-

56.3)

 

13.0

(11.1

-

15.1)

 

8.1

(6.6

-

9.9)

    Female

42.7

(39.9

-

45.5)

 

6.5

(5.4

-

7.8)

 

2.9

(2.2

-

3.8)

   

$35

29.4

(27.7

-

31.3)

 

4.1

(3.5

-

4.7)

 

2.5

(2.1

-

3.1)

    Male

35.8

(33.3

-

38.4)

 

5.6

(4.6

-

6.8)

 

3.5

(2.7

-

4.5)

    Female

23.8

(21.8

-

25.9)

 

2.7

(2.2

-

3.5)

 

1.7

(1.2

-

2.3)

   

TOTAL

33.0

(31.6

-

34.4)

 

8.6

(8.0

-

9.2)

 

5.0

(4.6

-

5.5)

    Male

38.5

(36.8

-

40.2)

 

10.8

(10.0

-

11.6)

 

6.7

(6.0

-

7.4)

    Female

27.9

(26.3

-

29.6)

 

6.5

(5.9

-

7.2)

 

3.5

(3.1

-

4.0)

   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

12-17

3,855

(3,568

-

4,162)

 

3,197

(2,928

-

3,486)

 

1,878

(1,639

-

2,148)

    Male

2,058

(1,853

-

2,281)

 

1,670

(1,481

-

1,878)

 

1,003

(854

-

1,175)

    Female

1,797

(1,594

-

2,021)

 

1,527

(1,336

-

1,742)

 

875

(709

-

1,075)

                             

18-25

12,474

(11,885

-

13,069)

 

6,739

(6,242

-

7,261)

 

3,855

(3,499

-

4,241)

    Male

6,973

(6,514

-

7,432)

 

3,966

(3,568

-

4,389)

 

2,424

(2,145

-

2,731)

    Female

5,502

(5,139

-

5,872)

 

2,773

(2,444

-

3,134)

 

1,431

(1,219

-

1,675)

     

26-34

16,569

(15,850

-

17,290)

 

3,362

(2,974

-

3,794)

 

1,894

(1,604

-

2,232)

    Male

9,131

(8,595

-

9,662)

 

2,227

(1,900

-

2,599)

 

1,390

(1,134

-

1,698)

    Female

7,438

(6,948

-

7,937)

 

1,135

(944

-

1,362)

 

503

(385

-

656)

     

$35

39,171

(36,821

-

41,606)

 

5,412

(4,651

-

6,293)

 

3,390

(2,782

-

4,126)

    Male

22,310

(20,719

-

23,952)

 

3,469

(2,853

-

4,209)

 

2,192

(1,702

-

2,817)

    Female

16,861

(15,457

-

18,350)

 

1,943

(1,532

-

2,460)

 

1,197

(876

-

1,635)

 

TOTAL

72,070

(69,122

-

75,080)

 

18,710

(17,454

-

20,048)

 

11,016

(10,066

-

12,050)

    Male

40,471

(38,682

-

42,291)

 

11,332

(10,477

-

12,247)

 

7,010

(6,326

-

7,762)

    Female

31,598

(29,748

-

33,518)

 

7,378

(6,679

-

8,146)

 

4,006

(3,512

-

4,566)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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