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Prevalence of Substance Use Among Racial & Ethnic Subgroups in the U.S.

Table 2.1 Measures of Substance Use, Dependence on Alcohol, and Need for Illicit Drug Abuse Treatment. Respondents Aged 12 and Older, by Gender, 1991-1993.

Outcome

Measure

Males (n =39,469 )

Females (n=48,446)

Total (n =87,915 )

Population.

(millions)1

%

Population

(millions)1

%

Population

(millions)1

%

Cigarette use- past year

33.1

33.6%

30.3

28.4%

63.4

30.9%

Alcohol use- past year

70.2

71.3

66.1

61.9

136.3

66.4

Any illicit drug use- past year2

13.9

14.1

10.5

9.8

24.4

11.9

Marijuana use- past year

11.3

11.4

7.1

6.7

18.4

9.0

Cocaine- past year

3.4

3.5

1.8

1.7

5.2

2.5

Need for illicit drug abuse treatment

3.4

3.5

2.2

2.1

5.6

2.7

Alcohol- dependence

4.9

4.9

2.3

2.1

7.1

3.5

Heavy cigarette use

15.5

15.8

12.7

11.9

28.3

13.8

Heavy alcohol use

8.5

8.6

2.1

2.0

10.6

5.1

 
1The size of the target population for the combined 1991-93 data sets equals the average of the populations represented by the 1991, 1992, and 1993 NHSDAs. The target population comprises 205,257,000 persons, with 98,447,000 males and 106,810,000 females.
2Illicit drugs include marijuana, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics (sedatives, tranquilizers, analgesics, and stimulants), cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, and heroin.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93.
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