National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity (Tables
4.1 to 4.3)
Racial/ethnic differences in cocaine use
were not as clear as gender differences. Overall and for all of the age
groups, whites had higher lifetime use rate than blacks. Lifetime use also
was reported more often by Hispanics than blacks among those aged 12 to
25. In general, blacks reported the highest rates of past year and current
use, although not all differences reached statistical significance. One
notable exception is that among 12 to 17 year olds, blacks reported significantly
lower rates of past year and past month use than both whites and Hispanics.
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