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Table 5.71 Percentage Reporting Dependence on Alcohol,
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 2.7 0.4 0.5 3.5 1.7 1.9 1.6 3.0
Region:
Northeast 2.1 * * * 1.7 0.6 1.1 2.5
North Central 2.6 * * 2.5 * * 0.7 3.0
South 2.8 * 0.8 3.9 0.2 * 1.7 3.1
West 3.0 0.7 * 3.5 * 2.9 3.7 3.0
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 1.9 0.6 0.6 2.6 1.8 1.3 0.8 2.3
Other MSA 2.9 * * 3.3 * 0.3 2.7 3.1
Not in MSA 3.6 * * 9.0 * 4.8 2.3 3.5
Interview:
Spanish 0.7 * * 1.0 0.0 * * *
English 2.7 0.4 0.5 3.9 1.8 2.1 1.6 3.0
Family Income:
<$20,000 2.6 0.0 0.2 3.4 0.7 2.5 1.5 3.3
$20-40,000 2.6 * * 1.9 0.8 2.2 2.8 2.8
>$40,000 2.7 0.7 0.8 4.9 4.4 0.6 0.7 2.9
School Dropout:
Yes 4.0 * * 3.2 * * * 4.2
No 2.6 0.4 0.5 3.6 1.6 1.8 1.5 2.9
Family:
Mother/Father 2.4 0.5 0.7 3.4 2.2 1.2 0.9 2.7
Other 3.0 0.3 0.2 3.9 1.3 2.8 2.0 3.5
Health Insured:
Yes 2.6 0.5 0.4 3.6 1.3 2.4 1.3 2.9
No 3.0 * 0.8 3.4 3.9 0.0 2.8 3.2
Welfare:
Receives 1.8 * * 2.9 0.2 * 1.2 2.6
Does not 2.7 0.5 0.6 3.6 2.4 1.8 1.7 3.0
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93