1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

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Discussion

Table 3.1 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in Their Lifetime, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1997 Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

N/A: Not applicable.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
2 Data on adult education are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
3 Data on current employment are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
4 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.2 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in the Past Year, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

N/A: Not applicable.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
2 Data on adult education are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
3 Data on current employment are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
4 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.3 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in the Past Month, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.
N/A: Not applicable.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
2 Data on adult education are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
3 Data on current employment are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=16,661).
4 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.4 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in Their Lifetime, the Past Year, and the Past Month, by Age: 1997

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.
Table 3.5 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in Their Lifetime, the Past Year, and the Past Month, by Age Group, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender: 1997
Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.6 Percentage Distribution of Days of Marijuana Use in Their Lifetime for the Total Sample and for Marijuana Users, by Age Group: 1997

Note 1: Because of rounding, column percentages for Parts A and B may not total 100.0%. Estimates for persons who used marijuana at least once exclude those who did not report the number of days they used marijuana.

Note 2: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.7 Percentage Distribution of Days of Marijuana Use in the Past Month for the Total Sample and for Past Month Marijuana Users, by Age Group: 1997

Note 1: Because of rounding, column percentages for Parts A and B may not total 100.0%. Estimates for persons who used marijuana at least once exclude those who did not report the number of days they used marijuana.

Note 2: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
*Low precision; no estimate reported.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.8 Percentage Reporting Use of Selected Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group and Marijuana Use in the Past Month: 1997

Note: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
*Low precision; no estimate reported.

1Includes respondents who reported never using marijuana, as well as those who reported previous but not past month use.

2 Nonmedical use of any prescription-type stimulant, sedative, tranquilizer, or analgesic; does not include over-the-counter
drugs.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.9 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in Their Lifetime, People Present, and Reasons for Using Marijuana the First Time, by Age Group: 1997

1 Unweighted number of respondents in Part A represents those who reported on the "Drug Experiences" answer sheet that they used marijuana in their lifetime.
2 The sum of column percentages across different persons may exceed 100% because each respondent could indicate that persons from multiple categories were present.
3 The sum of column percentages across reasons may exceed 100% because each respondent could indicate that multiple reasons applied.
4 Unweighted number of respondents in Part C represents those who answered at least one item either as "Yes" or "No."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 3.10 Percentage Reporting Marijuana Use in the Past Year and Reasons for Using Marijuana in the Past Year, by Age Group: 1997

Note: Estimates in this table are generated from data collected in quarters 2-4 on a "non-core" section of the 1997 NHSDA questionnaire.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

1 Unweighted number of respondents in Part A represents those who reported on the "Drug Experiences" answer sheet that they used marijuana in the past year.
2 The sum of column percentages across reasons may exceed 100% because each respondent could indicate that multiple reasons applied.
3 Unweighted number of respondents in Part B represents respondents who answered at least one item either as "Yes" or "No."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997 (Q2-Q4).

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