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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Alcohol Frequency - Race/Ethnicity

Table 22B. Frequency of Alcohol Use During Past Year by Age Group and Gender for White, Non-Hispanics, 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

35.1

(32.7

-

37.5)

 

13.9

(12.3

-

15.6)

 

5.2

(4.2

-

6.4)

    18-25

79.0

(75.5

-

82.2)

 

51.6

(48.2

-

55.1)

 

27.9

(24.7

-

31.3)

    26-34

79.0

(76.3

-

81.4)

 

51.5

(48.3

-

54.6)

 

25.2

(22.6

-

28.0)

    $35

68.0

(65.7

-

70.3)

 

43.8

(41.4

-

46.2)

 

26.9

(25.1

-

28.8)

GENDER

                           

    Male

70.8

(68.6

-

73.0)

 

51.3

(48.9

-

53.7)

 

32.4

(30.3

-

34.6)

    Female

65.0

(62.6

-

67.3)

 

35.3

(32.8

-

37.8)

 

17.5

(15.9

-

19.3)

                             

TOTAL

67.8

(65.8

-

69.7)

 

43.0

(41.1

-

45.0)

 

24.7

(23.2

-

26.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

5,331

(4,973

-

5,700)

 

2,110

(1,872

-

2,372)

 

792

(646

-

969)

    18-25

14,822

(14,161

-

15,410)

 

9,686

(9,032

-

10,337)

 

5,228

(4,631

-

5,870)

    26-34

18,786

(18,144

-

19,372)

 

12,239

(11,491

-

12,983)

 

6,001

(5,383

-

6,665)

    $35

70,894

(68,465

-

73,232)

 

45,675

(43,198

-

48,183)

 

28,032

(26,155

-

29,992)

GENDER

                           

    Male

55,454

(53,696

-

57,135)

 

40,186

(38,278

-

42,090)

 

25,384

(23,738

-

27,087)

    Female

54,378

(52,345

-

56,349)

 

29,523

(27,483

-

31,629)

 

14,669

(13,276

-

16,176)

                             

TOTAL

109,832

(106,602

-

112,960)

 

69,709

(66,523

-

72,931)

 

40,053

(37,609

-

42,602)

Table 22C. Frequency of Alcohol Use During Past Year by Age Group and Gender for Hispanics 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

29.4

(26.1

-

32.8)

 

9.7

(8.1

-

11.7)

 

3.6

(2.7

-

4.9)

    18-25

66.2

(63.4

-

68.9)

 

39.0

(36.3

-

41.7)

 

18.9

(16.8

-

21.2)

    26-34

66.2

(62.7

-

69.5)

 

39.8

(36.4

-

43.4)

 

18.6

(15.9

-

21.7)

    $35

60.7

(56.8

-

64.5)

 

34.4

(31.1

-

37.8)

 

16.5

(14.0

-

19.3)

GENDER

                           

    Male

68.3

(65.4

-

71.0)

 

45.9

(43.1

-

48.8)

 

24.8

(22.4

-

27.3)

    Female

48.4

(45.5

-

51.3)

 

19.5

(17.4

-

21.7)

 

6.1

(4.9

-

7.5)

                             

TOTAL

58.5

(56.2

-

60.7)

 

32.9

(31.1

-

34.8)

 

15.6

(14.2

-

17.1)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

912

(812

-

1,020)

 

302

(251

-

362)

 

112

(82

-

152)

    18-25

2,588

(2,478

-

2,694)

 

1,524

(1,419

-

1,632)

 

739

(656

-

829)

    26-34

3,091

(2,929

-

3,245)

 

1,860

(1,699

-

2,026)

 

869

(741

-

1,014)

    $35

6,470

(6,055

-

6,871)

 

3,661

(3,313

-

4,026)

 

1,755

(1,491

-

2,055)

GENDER

                           

    Male

7,732

(7,407

-

8,042)

 

5,203

(4,887

-

5,523)

 

2,805

(2,536

-

3,093)

    Female

5,330

(5,012

-

5,649)

 

2,144

(1,917

-

2,390)

 

670

(543

-

825)

                             

TOTAL

13,062

(12,550

-

13,565)

 

7,347

(6,942

-

7,764)

 

3,476

(3,165

-

3,810)

* 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

Alcohol Frequency - Race/Ethnicity

Table 22D. Frequency of Alcohol Use During Past Year by Age Group and Gender for Black, Non-Hispanics, 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)

AGE

                           

    12-17

22.3

(19.2

-

25.8)

 

7.6

(5.8

-

9.9)

 

3.1

(1.9

-

5.0)

    18-25

64.2

(60.8

-

67.4)

 

37.7

(34.1

-

41.4)

 

18.8

(15.4

-

22.7)

    26-34

66.0

(62.3

-

69.4)

 

41.9

(38.1

-

45.8)

 

24.6

(21.4

-

28.1)

    $35

48.1

(44.4

-

51.7)

 

29.7

(27.0

-

32.5)

 

16.9

(14.7

-

19.2)

GENDER

                           

    Male

56.8

(53.9

-

59.6)

 

41.4

(38.5

-

44.5)

 

25.4

(22.7

-

28.3)

    Female

45.1

(41.7

-

48.7)

 

21.1

(18.5

-

23.8)

 

9.6

(8.2

-

11.3)

                             

TOTAL

50.4

(47.9

-

52.8)

 

30.2

(28.1

-

32.4)

 

16.7

(15.2

-

18.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

723

(621

-

835)

 

246

(188

-

320)

 

100

(62

-

162)

    18-25

2,520

(2,388

-

2,646)

 

1,479

(1,340

-

1,625)

 

739

(606

-

893)

    26-34

2,876

(2,717

-

3,026)

 

1,828

(1,662

-

1,999)

 

1,073

(934

-

1,225)

    $35

6,364

(5,878

-

6,853)

 

3,933

(3,575

-

4,311)

 

2,232

(1,951

-

2,544)

GENDER

                           

    Male

6,328

(6,007

-

6,643)

 

4,616

(4,285

-

4,953)

 

2,830

(2,533

-

3,149)

    Female

6,155

(5,681

-

6,635)

 

2,871

(2,528

-

3,246)

 

1,314

(1,112

-

1,548)

                             

TOTAL

12,482

(11,875

-

13,089)

 

7,486

(6,972

-

8,022)

 

4,144

(3,774

-

4,543)

* 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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