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Table 5.31 Percentage Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Year,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 12 to 17
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 13.3 8.5 11.3 15.4 15.1 12.1 12.0 13.5
Region:
Northeast 12.1 * * * 13.0 8.1 12.0 12.4
North Central 13.0 2.9 * 19.1 * * 14.9 12.7
South 11.7 * 9.9 12.6 * 7.6 9.7 12.6
West 17.6 12.8 * 16.2 * 17.5 18.9 18.2
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 12.9 5.0 10.1 14.2 17.4 10.4 11.0 14.0
Other MSA 14.2 11.9 * 17.4 9.0 * 14.9 14.1
Not in MSA 12.6 * * * * 17.2 9.9 12.4
Interview:
Spanish 3.9 * 5.0 4.2 * 2.9 * *
English 13.4 8.5 12.1 17.1 15.5 13.3 12.0 13.6
Family Income:
<$20,000 13.9 * * 13.4 15.7 13.0 12.2 14.9
$20-40,000 14.0 * 8.0 15.4 9.6 11.0 11.9 15.0
>$40,000 12.6 8.1 11.1 18.5 18.2 11.4 11.6 12.5
School Dropout:
Yes 31.7 * * 26.4 * * 21.4 37.6
No 12.8 8.6 11.3 14.9 14.7 11.6 11.8 13.0
Family:
Mother/Father 10.5 5.9 11.6 11.8 14.4 13.4 10.1 10.6
Other 17.6 * 10.9 21.8 15.9 10.1 13.0 19.4
Health Insured:
Yes 13.2 7.8 11.4 17.0 14.8 13.4 12.2 13.3
No 14.0 * 11.0 12.7 17.4 8.7 11.2 15.8
Welfare:
Receives 17.3 * 3.9 18.2 14.3 13.8 15.3 20.8
Does not 12.9 8.4 12.4 15.0 15.6 11.9 11.0 13.2
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93