National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
Use, by Age Group and Gender (Tables
3.1 to 3.3)
Marijuana use-lifetime, past year, and
current-was generally more common among males than among females, except
among the adolescent age group (i.e., those aged 12 to 17). Past year and
current use were nearly twice as high for males as for females aged 18
or older. For example, among young adults aged 18 to 25, 28% of males had
used marijuana in the past year compared with 17% of the females. For those
aged 12 to 17, males reported higher past month rates than females, but
the difference was not statistically significant.
This page was last updated on December 30, 2008.