1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

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Discussion

Table 7.1 Percentage Reporting Alcohol 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 7.2 Percentage Reporting Alcohol 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.

*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 7.3 Percentage Reporting Alcohol 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.

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 7.4 Percentage Reporting Alcohol 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 7.5 Percentage Reporting Alcohol 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.

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

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

Table 7.6 Percentage Distribution of Days of Alcohol Use in the Past Month, by Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note 1: Only past month alcohol users who reported the number of days they used alcohol during the past 30 days are included in this table. Thus, the actual unweighted n's are smaller than appear in Table 1.1 because of patterns of nonresponse for the question on days of use.
 

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

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=15,836).
3 Data on current employment are not applicable for youths aged 12 to 17. Total refers to adults aged 18 or older (unweighted n=15,836).
4 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 7.7 Percentage Reporting "Binge" Alcohol Use in the Past Month, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: "Binge" alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other.
Note 3: Estimates for "binge" alcohol use in this table differ from the corresponding estimates in Chapter 2 because of different treatment of missing values. In the present table, those who had a missing response to the item "In the past 30 days, on how many days did you have five or more drinks on the same occasion?" were essentially treated as nonbinge users. Conversely, in Chapter 2, those who had a missing response on this days of use item were excluded from the analysis.

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 7.8 Percentage Reporting Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: Heavy use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days.
Note 3: Estimates for heavy alcohol use in this table differ from the corresponding estimates in Chapter 2 because of different treatment of missing values. In the present table, those who had a missing response to the item "In the past 30 days, on how many days did you have five or more drinks on the same occasion?" were essentially treated as nonheavy users. Conversely, in Chapter 2, those who had a missing response on this days of use item were excluded from the analysis.

*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 7.9 Percentage of Those Under 21 and 21 or Older Reporting Any Alcohol Use, "Binge" Alcohol Use, and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month, by Demographic Characteristics: 1997

Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: "Binge" alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other. Heavy alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also "binge" alcohol users.
Note 3: Estimates for "binge" and heavy alcohol use in this table differ from the corresponding estimates in Chapter 2 because of different treatment of missing values. In the present table, those who had a missing response to the item "In the past 30 days, on how many days did you have five or more drinks on the same occasion" were essentially treated as nonbinge or nonheavy users. Conversely, in Chapter 2, those who had a missing response on this days of use item were excluded from the analysis.

*Low precision; no estimated reported.

1 The category "other" for race/ethnicity is not included.
2 Data on adult education and current employment for those "under 21" exclude youths aged 12 to 17 (i.e., only data for adults aged 18 to 20 are included). All other data for those "under 21" include all people aged 12 to 20.
3 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

Table 7.10 Percentage Reporting Use of Selected Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group and Alcohol 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.
1 Includes respondents who reported never using alcohol, 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.
3 Use of marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics at least once.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.
 

Table 7.11 Percentage Reporting Use of Selected Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group and "Binge" Alcohol Use in the Past Month: 1997

Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: "Binge" alcohol use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the past 30 days. By "occasion" is meant at the same time or within a couple hours of each other.
Note 3: Estimates for "binge" alcohol use in this table differ from the corresponding estimates in Chapter 2 because of different treatment of missing values. In the present table, those who had a missing response to the item "In the past 30 days, on how many days did you have five or more drinks on the same occasion?" were essentially treated as nonbinge users. Conversely, in Chapter 2, those who had a missing response on this days of use item were excluded from the analysis.

1 Includes respondents who reported never using alcohol, as well as alcohol users who did not drink at this level, if at all, in the past month.
2 Nonmedical use of any prescription-type stimulant, sedative, tranquilizer, or analgesic; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3 Use of marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics at least once.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.
 

Table 7.12 Percentage Reporting Use of Selected Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month: 1997

Note 1: Due to improved procedures implemented in 1994, these estimates are not comparable with those presented in NHSDA Main Findings prior to 1994.
Note 2: Heavy use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of five or more days in the past 30 days.
Note 3: Estimates for heavy alcohol use in this table differ from the corresponding estimates in Chapter 2 because of different treatment of missing values. In the present table, those who had a missing response to the item "In the past 30 days, on how many days did you have five or more drinks on the same occasion?" were essentially treated as nonheavy users. Conversely, in Chapter 2, those who had a missing response on this days of use item were excluded from the analysis.

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

1 Includes respondents who reported never using alcohol, as well as alcohol users who did not drink at this level, if at all, in the past month.
2 Nonmedical use of any prescription-type stimulant, sedative, tranquilizer, or analgesic; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3 Use of marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics at least once.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1997.

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