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

Table 3.4 Percentage Distribution of Racial/Ethnic Groups by Sociodemographic Variables. Respondents Aged 26-34, 1991-1993.


Total

Native American

Asian/Pacific Islander

Hispanic: Caribbean

Hispanic: Central American

Hispanic: Cuban

Hispanic: Mexican

Hispanic: Puerto Rican

Hispanic: South American

Hispanic: other

Non-Hispanic blacks

Non-Hispanic whites

Gender

Male

Female

 

49.3

50.7

 

33.7

66.3

 

49.7

50.3

 

49.6

50.4

 

45.4

54.6

 

48.9

51.1

 

54.8

45.2

 

53.0

47.0

 

49.9

50.1

 

39.1

60.9

 

44.8

55.2

 

49.6

50.4

Region

Northeast

North Central

South

West

 

19.9

23.3

34.9

21.9

 

4.3

13.4

45.6

36.7

 

26.1

8.2

19.0

46.7

 

85.0

1.5

10.8

2.7

 

18.6

2.5

29.4

49.4

 

19.2

3.4

69.4

7.9

 

1.4

8.4

30.7

59.6

 

62.6

10.5

17.4

9.6

 

42.0

3.3

33.2

21.5

 

11.4

7.4

11.0

70.2

 

17.5

19.4

52.6

10.5

 

20.7

26.8

33.5

19.0

Population Density

MSA >1million

Other MSA

Not in MSA

 

47.8

31.9

20.3

 

28.3

30.2

41.6

 

77.4

19.0

3.6

 

90.3

7.6

2.0

 

89.3

9.0

1.7

 

91.6

8.4

0.0

 

63.3

28.5

8.2

 

71.3

23.8

5.0

 

86.9

12.9

*

 

36.1

21.1

42.8

 

62.5

25.5

12.0

 

41.3

34.7

24.0

Interview

Spanish

English

 

3.3

96.7

 

0.0

100.0

 

0.0

100.0

 

20.7

79.3

 

53.7

46.3

 

21.1

78.9

 

37.4

62.6

 

7.5

92.5

 

15.4

84.6

 

3.6

96.4

 

0.0

100.0

 

0.0

100.0

Family Income

<$20,000

$20-40,000

>$40,000

 

27.9

20.0

52.1

 

66.6

6.9

26.5

 

23.8

15.1

61.1

 

50.7

23.0

26.2

 

47.9

23.5

28.7

 

24.6

11.6

63.8

 

45.5

19.7

34.9

 

45.2

17.4

37.3

 

31.9

24.6

43.5

 

32.8

20.6

46.6

 

44.2

20.1

35.6

 

23.2

20.2

56.7

Education

0-8 Years

9-11 Years

High school grad

> High school

 

3.5

11.2

34.7

50.7

 

3.2

18.7

36.7

41.5

 

2.4

4.4

22.1

71.1

 

18.2

17.0

34.5

30.2

 

26.2

18.9

27.3

27.6

 

2.3

10.8

31.1

55.8

 

27.9

20.1

27.3

24.8

 

4.4

22.9

38.7

34.0

 

3.6

7.9

37.9

50.6

 

3.8

10.0

43.0

43.2

 

1.5

16.1

40.6

41.8

 

1.4

9.6

34.8

54.2

Marital Status

Married

Widowed/div/sep.

Never married

 

62.9

11.9

25.2

 

62.8

22.7

14.5

 

56.7

4.2

39.1

 

59.4

20.4

20.2

 

67.3

7.5

25.3

 

60.2

13.0

26.8

 

69.2

9.4

21.3

 

57.2

15.3

27.6

 

61.1

11.7

27.2

 

61.2

11.4

27.4

 

42.7

17.0

40.3

 

66.0

11.5

22.5

Employment

Employed

Unemployed

Not in labor force

 

77.7

7.6

14.7

 

56.9

14.3

28.8

 

77.3

4.7

18.0

 

65.5

10.6

23.9

 

71.3

5.7

23.0

 

84.5

5.6

9.9

 

73.6

8.5

17.9

 

66.1

13.9

20.0

 

74.1

10.6

15.2

 

66.9

13.1

20.0

 

71.4

14.6

14.0

 

79.5

6.3

14.1

Children

None

1 or more

 

43.4

56.6

 

28.7

71.3

 

57.8

42.2

 

32.5

67.5

 

34.5

65.5

 

52.6

47.4

 

29.6

70.4

 

37.5

62.5

 

45.7

54.3

 

41.3

58.7

 

40.8

59.2

 

44.6

55.4

Table 3.4 Percentage Distribution of Racial/Ethnic Groups by Sociodemographic Variables. Respondents Aged 26-34, 1991-1993. (continued)


Total

Native American

Asian/Pacific Islander

Hispanic: Caribbean

Hispanic: Central American

Hispanic: Cuban

Hispanic: Mexican

Hispanic: Puerto Rican

Hispanic: South American

Hispanic: other

Non-Hispanic blacks

Non-Hispanic whites

Welfare Receipt

Yes

No

 

6.2

93.8

 

28.5

71.5

 

5.4

94.6

 

20.1

79.9

 

7.3

92.7

 

4.5

95.5

 

7.5

92.5

 

19.1

80.9

 

8.7

91.3

 

8.8

91.2

 

15.2

84.8

 

4.1

95.9

Insurance Coverage

Yes

No

 

81.8

18.9

 

72.7

27.3

 

85.2

14.8

 

58.7

41.3

 

52.7

47.3

 

78.3

21.7

 

61.3

38.7

 

75.9

24.1

 

73.0

27.0

 

69.9

30.1

 

78.2

21.8

 

83.9

16.1

Mean Number of People in Household

3.4

3.8

3.6

3.7

4.5

3.4

4.5

3.6

3.4

3.5

3.6

3.2

 

* Low precision.

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

 

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