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

Table 2.3 Sample Sizes of Racial/Ethnic Subgroups by Age Group, Region, and Population Density: NHSDA 1991-1993

Racial/Ethnic Group


Age Group

Region

Population Density

Total

12-17

18-25

26-34

35+

North-east

North Central

South

West

MSA > 1 Million

Other MSA

Not in MSA

American Indian/Alaskan Native

416

119

111

107

79

38

55

175

148

206

85

125

Asian/Pacific Islander

2591

767

750

648

426

555

326

608

1102

2295

243

53

Hispanic













Caribbean

611

170

121

176

144

442

7

156

6

570

37

4

Central American

1962

496

534

595

337

205

56

1023

678

1889

63

10

Cuban

2507

577

593

647

690

135

30

2264

78

2435

65

7

Mexican

11699

3339

3140

3024

2196

112

1271

3404

6912

8379

2813

507

Puerto Rican

2923

830

689

719

685

1763

349

649

162

2598

279

46

South American

1075

280

257

307

231

268

62

582

163

985

74

16

Other Hispanic

1181

289

257

314

321

70

46

216

849

708

170

303

Non-Hispanic blacks

20744

5656

4932

5493

4663

3311

3805

11120

2508

16479

2843

1422

Non-Hispanic whites

42206

9714

9805

11954

10733

7199

9681

14093

11233

26517

8661

7028

 

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93.

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