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Table 5.52 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 2.7 1.6 1.8 4.0 4.0 1.9 3.5 2.5
Gender:
Female 1.7 0.2 0.8 2.5 1.9 1.2 2.2 1.6
Male 3.8 3.1 2.9 5.4 6.7 2.7 5.2 3.5
Ages:
12 to 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
18 to 25 6.3 3.5 2.7 7.1 5.5 5.2 4.2 6.8
26 to 34 4.8 * 5.2 4.1 9.3 2.8 6.1 4.7
35 and older 1.1 0.6 0.8 2.3 1.3 0.3 2.2 1.0
Region:
Northeast 2.7 0.1 2.0 * 4.0 1.8 4.1 2.6
North Central 2.2 * * 2.6 3.6 2.4 3.2 2.2
South 2.1 0.3 1.9 2.9 2.7 1.0 3.0 1.9
West 4.1 2.9 0.7 4.9 7.7 2.3 6.1 4.0
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 3.1 1.5 1.8 4.3 3.2 1.6 3.8 2.9
Other MSA 2.5 * * 3.4 5.8 2.4 2.9 2.4
Not in MSA 2.1 * * 4.3 * 2.4 3.2 2.0
Interview:
Spanish 1.8 * 1.6 1.8 2.7 1.7 * *
English 2.7 1.6 1.9 5.3 4.2 2.0 3.5 2.5
Family Income:
<$20,000 3.4 2.2 2.3 3.6 5.3 1.8 4.0 3.3
$20-40,000 2.9 * 1.4 5.6 3.8 2.6 3.8 2.6
>$40,000 2.1 1.2 1.6 3.8 2.6 1.6 2.6 2.0
Education:
0-8 years 1.3 * 0.9 1.2 1.3 0.7 1.7 1.4
9-11 years 4.1 * 4.4 6.7 6.3 2.7 6.1 3.5
12 years 2.9 1.8 2.0 5.2 4.2 2.7 3.2 2.7
>12 years 2.3 1.5 1.2 4.6 3.1 1.5 2.7 2.3
Marital Status:
Married 1.4 1.0 1.2 2.6 1.8 0.5 2.0 1.3
Widowed/div/sep 2.5 * 2.0 3.5 4.3 1.7 3.3 2.3
Never married 6.6 3.2 3.5 7.8 8.4 5.3 5.6 7.0
Employment:
Employed 2.9 1.3 2.0 4.2 4.2 2.2 2.8 2.9
Unemployed 8.4 * * 8.8 9.3 3.3 9.3 8.5
Not in labor force 1.0 * 0.3 1.8 2.0 0.7 2.7 0.8
Children:
None 3.2 2.8 2.2 6.1 5.6 2.9 4.1 2.9
1 or more 2.0 0.2 1.4 2.6 2.8 1.0 2.7 1.9
Health Insured:
Yes 2.1 1.5 1.1 3.5 3.5 1.5 3.0 2.0
No 5.9 2.0 4.2 4.9 6.1 2.7 5.7 6.6
Welfare:
Receives 6.7 * * 8.2 5.6 1.4 7.8 6.5
Does not 2.5 1.5 1.6 3.7 3.7 1.9 2.9 2.4
N/A: Not Applicable
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93