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Table 5.30 Percentage Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Year,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 12 and Older
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 11.8 6.5 8.2 12.7 13.3 8.8 13.1 11.8
Gender:
Female 9.7 4.2 5.5 9.2 9.2 7.3 10.2 9.9
Male 14.1 9.1 11.4 15.8 18.2 10.5 16.6 13.9
Ages:
12 to 17 13.3 8.5 11.3 15.4 15.1 12.1 12.0 13.5
18 to 25 27.3 14.6 18.3 20.7 24.0 19.6 22.3 30.0
26 to 34 17.9 12.2 * 12.3 20.0 10.6 20.0 18.5
35 and older 5.9 1.4 3.2 7.4 6.4 3.4 7.7 5.8
Region:
Northeast 11.0 8.7 5.9 * 12.3 6.9 14.0 10.8
North Central 10.4 3.9 * 11.2 10.3 6.6 15.8 9.9
South 10.9 3.4 8.6 9.7 14.6 9.4 10.8 11.2
West 15.8 7.5 7.9 14.4 23.3 9.7 19.2 17.0
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 12.5 5.9 8.5 12.7 13.1 8.7 13.9 12.9
Other MSA 11.7 7.1 5.0 12.1 13.4 7.9 12.3 11.8
Not in MSA 10.6 * * 14.1 * 9.6 11.3 10.4
Interview:
Spanish 5.1 * 4.8 5.1 4.6 5.2 * *
English 12.0 6.5 10.2 16.2 14.1 10.0 13.1 11.8
Family Income:
<$20,000 13.7 9.5 7.3 11.4 14.1 8.7 13.9 14.2
$20-40,000 12.3 4.4 7.0 13.2 13.9 7.7 13.6 12.4
>$40,000 10.4 6.0 9.3 14.1 12.1 9.5 11.7 10.3
Health Insured:
Yes 10.5 6.6 6.6 13.0 12.7 8.3 12.0 10.4
No 19.6 6.4 13.7 12.1 15.8 9.8 18.3 22.9
Welfare:
Receives 21.7 4.3 * 17.1 15.6 12.8 22.0 24.5
Does not 11.3 6.7 8.1 12.3 12.8 8.4 11.7 11.4
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93