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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Table 22A. Frequency of Alcohol Use During Past Year by Gender Within Age Group for Total Population in 1998

AGE/

/GENDER

At Least Once

 

12 or More Days

 

51 or More Days

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

12-17

31.8

(30.0

-

33.7)

 

12.0

(10.9

-

13.2)

 

4.6

(3.9

-

5.5)

    Male

31.0

(28.6

-

33.4)

 

12.1

(10.6

-

13.8)

 

5.1

(4.1

-

6.3)

    Female

32.7

(30.3

-

35.1)

 

11.9

(10.2

-

13.8)

 

4.1

(3.2

-

5.4)

 

18-25

74.2

(71.8

-

76.4)

 

46.7

(44.4

-

49.1)

 

24.5

(22.3

-

27.0)

    Male

79.3

(76.5

-

81.9)

 

57.2

(54.0

-

60.4)

 

32.4

(29.1

-

35.9)

    Female

68.9

(65.6

-

72.1)

 

35.9

(32.9

-

39.1)

 

16.5

(14.3

-

19.1)

 

26-34

74.5

(72.5

-

76.4)

 

47.4

(45.1

-

49.7)

 

23.8

(21.7

-

25.9)

    Male

77.7

(74.9

-

80.2)

 

58.7

(55.4

-

61.9)

 

33.5

(30.6

-

36.6)

    Female

71.5

(68.5

-

74.2)

 

36.3

(33.5

-

39.2)

 

14.1

(12.3

-

16.2)

   

$35

64.6

(62.6

-

66.6)

 

40.8

(38.9

-

42.8)

 

24.6

(23.1

-

26.2)

    Male

70.2

(67.7

-

72.6)

 

51.2

(48.6

-

53.8)

 

33.7

(31.3

-

36.1)

    Female

59.7

(57.0

-

62.3)

 

31.7

(29.2

-

34.3)

 

16.6

(14.8

-

18.6)

   

TOTAL

64.0

(62.4

-

65.6)

 

39.6

(38.1

-

41.2)

 

22.4

(21.2

-

23.6)

    Male

68.3

(66.5

-

70.1)

 

48.9

(47.1

-

50.8)

 

30.3

(28.7

-

32.0)

    Female

60.0

(57.9

-

62.0)

 

31.0

(29.1

-

32.9)

 

15.0

(13.7

-

16.4)

   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

12-17

7,233

(6,819

-

7,661)

 

2,732

(2,475

-

3,012)

 

1,053

(891

-

1,242)

    Male

3,596

(3,324

-

3,880)

 

1,407

(1,231

-

1,604)

 

592

(478

-

731)

    Female

3,637

(3,372

-

3,912)

 

1,325

(1,139

-

1,537)

 

461

(354

-

598)

                             

18-25

20,739

(20,082

-

21,359)

 

13,059

(12,404

-

13,718)

 

6,864

(6,226

-

7,545)

    Male

11,203

(10,803

-

11,566)

 

8,087

(7,632

-

8,534)

 

4,575

(4,110

-

5,065)

    Female

9,536

(9,075

-

9,972)

 

4,972

(4,549

-

5,411)

 

2,289

(1,973

-

2,645)

     

26-34

25,794

(25,102

-

26,452)

 

16,406

(15,604

-

17,213)

 

8,218

(7,526

-

8,954)

    Male

13,334

(12,861

-

13,769)

 

10,080

(9,520

-

10,627)

 

5,760

(5,258

-

6,284)

    Female

12,460

(11,950

-

12,940)

 

6,327

(5,842

-

6,828)

 

2,459

(2,140

-

2,817)

     

$35

86,041

(83,368

-

88,646)

 

54,381

(51,756

-

57,046)

 

32,747

(30,743

-

34,837)

    Male

43,758

(42,189

-

45,254)

 

31,911

(30,288

-

33,529)

 

20,976

(19,523

-

22,480)

    Female

42,283

(40,385

-

44,140)

 

22,470

(20,715

-

24,302)

 

11,771

(10,494

-

13,169)

 

TOTAL

139,807

(136,301

-

143,246)

 

86,578

(83,269

-

89,932)

 

48,882

(46,311

-

51,552)

    Male

71,891

(69,985

-

73,740)

 

51,485

(49,525

-

53,449)

 

31,902

(30,175

-

33,683)

    Female

67,916

(65,580

-

70,212)

 

35,093

(32,949

-

37,313)

 

16,980

(15,476

-

18,602)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

NOTE: "At Least Once" is equivalent to "Used Past Year" in Table 13.

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

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