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Table 5.42 Percentage Using Marijuana in the Past Year,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 18 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 5.7 8.9 10.4 6.3 11.0 8.8
Gender:
Female 6.4 1.7 3.6 5.0 6.6 4.8 7.9 6.5
Male 11.6 7.9 8.1 12.4 15.1 8.0 14.9 11.3
Ages:
12 to 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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 8.5 5.2 4.8 4.5 10.0 5.8 11.9 8.2
North Central 7.8 2.8 * 7.8 7.3 * 13.7 7.3
South 8.2 2.4 5.9 6.2 12.4 7.3 8.9 8.3
West 11.6 5.6 * 10.5 13.8 6.3 14.8 12.4
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 9.6 4.6 5.9 9.3 10.1 6.2 11.7 9.7
Other MSA 8.7 5.0 * 7.7 10.6 5.4 10.1 8.7
Not in MSA 7.6 * * 9.3 * 7.0 9.2 7.5
Interview:
Spanish 2.6 * 2.3 2.8 3.1 1.8 * *
English 9.0 4.7 7.9 12.1 11.1 7.9 11.0 8.8
Family Income:
<$20,000 10.9 6.9 5.0 7.9 11.7 6.2 12.0 11.3
$20-40,000 9.0 * 3.7 9.6 10.9 5.1 11.3 8.9
>$40,000 7.5 4.3 7.0 9.7 8.6 7.1 9.3 7.3
Education:
0-8 years 2.6 * 1.8 2.6 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.9
9-11 years 11.6 * 8.7 10.9 14.4 8.3 15.5 11.0
12 years 9.4 6.7 7.0 13.1 12.1 6.3 12.1 8.9
>12 years 8.8 3.9 5.9 11.7 9.1 8.3 9.5 8.9
Marital Status:
Married 4.9 2.5 3.8 5.3 5.5 2.3 7.2 4.8
Widowed/div/sep 7.6 0.2 2.7 9.3 9.3 6.7 7.4 7.7
Never married 22.3 11.1 15.9 17.3 21.4 15.7 18.7 24.5
Employment:
Employed 10.0 4.3 6.7 9.9 10.4 7.1 10.6 10.2
Unemployed 20.2 * * 15.5 20.6 10.7 21.4 21.2
Not in labor force 4.5 5.1 1.8 3.7 7.1 2.8 7.6 4.1
Children:
None 10.5 7.9 8.0 13.1 14.7 9.2 12.3 10.3
1 or more 6.6 1.1 3.4 5.9 7.1 3.9 9.3 6.5
Health Insured:
Yes 7.6 4.7 4.2 8.8 9.7 5.9 9.4 7.5
No 16.4 4.7 11.0 8.9 13.3 7.0 17.7 18.9
Welfare:
Receives 18.0 * * 12.5 11.8 10.3 19.8 19.8
Does not 8.4 4.8 5.8 8.6 10.2 5.9 9.7 8.5
N/A: Not Applicable
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93