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Table 4.1
Percentage of Persons 12 and Older Using Cigarettes, Alcohol, Any Illicit Drugs, Marijuana and
Cocaine in the Past Year, Percentage in Need of Illicit Drug Abuse Treatment, Percentage
Reporting Dependence on Alcohol, Percentage Reporting Heavy Cigarette Use in the Past
Month, and Percentage Reporting Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month, and Percentage
Reporting Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month. By Race/Ethnicity, 1991-1993.
Use in Past Year
Cigarettes Alcohol Any illicit drug MJ* Cocaine Heavy cig* Heavy alcohol Need drug abuse treatment Alc* dependence
Total 30.9% 66.4% 11.0% 9.0% 2.5% 13.8% 5.1% 2.7% 3.5%
Native American 52.7 63.7 19.8 15.0 5.2 23.9 4.6 7.8 5.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 21.7 53.2 6.5 4.7 1.4 4.8 0.9 1.7 1.8
Hispanic
  Caribbean 21.2 60.8 7.6 5.6 1.5 3.6 2.5 1.6 1.9
  Central America 17.9 51.1 5.7 2.7 1.1 2.3 2.2 1.5 2.8
  Cuba 27.3 65.7 8.2 5.9 1.7 8.9 2.8 2.6 0.9
  Mexico 29.1 63.7 12.7 9.1 3.9 4.7 6.9 3.6 5.6
  Puerto Rico 32.7 59.5 13.3 10.8 3.7 11.8 4.0 3.7 3.0
  South America 31.3 74.1 10.7 8.4 2.0 6.9 3.0 1.7 2.1
  Other 25.9 66.3 10.6 9.1 2.3 5.3 4.9 3.4 3.1
Non-Hispanic Black 29.9 55.4 13.1 10.6 3.1 9.1 4.7 3.9 3.4
Non-Hispanic White 31.5 68.9 11.8 8.9 2.4 15.5 5.3 2.5 3.4
Note: Heavy cigarette use is defined as smoking a pack or more per day during the past 30 days.
Heavy alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks per occasion on 5 or more days
during the past 30 days.
* Cig = cigarettes, alc = alcohol, MJ = marijuana, coc = cocaine
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93.