National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
Use, by Age Group, Adult Education, and Current Employment (Tables
7.1 to 7.3)
In contrast with the illicit drug measures
assessed in this survey, levels of past year and past month alcohol use
were positively associated with educational attainment. In general, adults
who had attended or graduated from college reported greater lifetime, past
year, and past month use than adults who had not attended college. For
example, those who graduated from college were about twice as likely as
those who did not graduate from high school to report past month use. For
the total population and for those aged 26 or older, college graduates
also were generally more likely to report past month use than were those
with some college education.
Rates of alcohol use also varied across
current employment categories. Overall and in all age groups except those
aged 35 or older, use in the lifetime, past year, and past month was most
prevalent among persons employed full-time.
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