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Table 5.40 Percentage Using Marijuana 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 8.9 4.7 5.9 9.1 10.8 6.6 10.6 8.9
Gender:
Female 6.6 2.0 3.7 5.5 7.0 5.1 7.7 6.7
Male 11.4 7.7 8.4 12.4 15.2 8.3 14.2 11.2
Ages:
12 to 17 9.4 5.3 7.7 10.6 13.1 9.1 8.6 9.5
18 to 25 23.4 11.2 15.8 17.0 19.1 16.8 19.5 25.7
26 to 34 14.1 9.3 * 8.8 16.1 7.5 16.9 14.5
35 and older 3.7 0.8 1.4 4.5 5.3 2.1 5.8 3.6
Region:
Northeast 8.6 4.8 5.2 6.4 10.1 5.9 11.6 8.4
North Central 8.0 2.7 * 8.4 8.4 3.9 13.5 7.4
South 8.2 2.1 5.9 6.6 11.5 6.8 8.6 8.3
West 11.7 6.1 * 10.7 18.3 7.2 14.6 12.5
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 9.6 4.5 5.9 9.4 10.9 6.4 11.3 9.8
Other MSA 8.9 5.4 * 8.3 9.7 5.8 10.3 8.9
Not in MSA 7.7 5.4 * 10.0 * 8.0 8.5 7.5
Interview:
Spanish 2.6 * 2.3 2.7 3.1 1.8 * *
English 9.1 4.7 7.9 12.1 11.5 8.2 10.7 8.9
Family Income:
<$20,000 10.8 7.2 5.3 8.2 11.9 6.7 11.5 11.2
$20-40,000 9.1 3.1 3.8 9.7 10.6 5.2 10.9 9.1
>$40,000 7.6 4.3 7.1 10.2 9.5 7.3 9.1 7.5
Health Insured:
Yes 7.8 4.6 4.5 9.2 10.1 6.5 9.4 7.6
No 15.9 5.4 10.6 8.9 13.7 6.7 16.4 18.4
Welfare:
Receives 17.1 2.9 * 12.5 11.9 10.3 18.0 19.3
Does not 8.5 4.8 5.9 8.8 10.6 6.3 9.4 8.5
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93