1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (1N)                 PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997

Table 2A.Estimated Numbers of Persons (in Thousands) in the U.S. Population Aged 12 and Older, by Age Group and Demographic Characteristics: 1995 and 1996


AGE GROUP (Years)



12-17

18-25

26-34

35 and Older

Total

Demographic

Characteristic

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996












TOTAL

22,208

22,512

27,820

27,796

35,975

35,474

125,529

128,265

211,532

214,047












RACE/

ETHNICITY











White

15,142

15,243

19,117

18,764

25,577

24,948

99,886

101,403

159,722

160,358

Black

3,217

3,288

3,765

3,778

4,309

4,282

12,395

12,706

23,686

24,053

Hispanic

2,797

2,909

3,620

3,882

4,409

4,504

8,910

9,518

19,736

20,813

Other

1,053

1,072

1,317

1,373

1,681

1,740

4,337

4,638

8,388

8,823












SEX











Male

11,358

11,538

13,772

13,871

17,592

17,352

58,727

60,167

101,449

102,928

Female

10,851

10,974

14,048

13,925

18,383

18,122

66,802

68,098

110,083

111,120












POPULATION

DENSITY1











Large Metro

9,168

9,103

12,349

12,158

17,281

16,815

54,379

54,972

93,177

93,048

Small Metro

7,104

8,084

9,232

9,605

11,154

11,550

40,437

43,824

67,926

73,064

Nonmetro

5,937

5,324

6,239

6,033

7,540

7,109

30,713

29,470

50,429

47,936












REGION











Northeast

3,890

3,738

4,929

4,661

7,436

6,866

26,982

26,969

43,237

42,234

North Central

5,707

5,863

6,499

6,740

8,177

8,327

28,982

30,825

49,365

51,755

South

7,375

7,946

9,391

9,546

11,864

12,133

44,550

44,923

73,180

74,549

West

5,236

4,964

7,001

6,849

8,497

8,149

25,015

25,548

45,750

45,510












ADULT

EDUCATION2











<High School

N/A

N/A

5,410

5,873

5,366

5,447

25,032

26,040

35,808

37,360

High School Grad

N/A

N/A

9,683

9,708

12,025

11,328

43,849

44,620

65,558

65,656

Some College

N/A

N/A

8,686

8,434

8,631

8,438

24,329

26,531

41,646

43,402

College Graduate

N/A

N/A

4,040

3,781

9,953

10,261

32,319

31,075

46,312

45,118












CURRENT

EMPLOYMENT2











Full-time

N/A

N/A

13,129

13,179

24,481

24,308

61,653

61,596

99,262

99,083

Part-time

N/A

N/A

6,172

6,417

3,775

3,705

11,744

11,953

21,692

22,075

Unemployed

N/A

N/A

2,331

2,227

2,091

1,863

3,806

4,179

8,229

8,269

Other3

N/A

N/A

6,187

5,973

5,628

5,598

48,326

50,538

60,141

62,109

N/A: Not applicable.

1Population density is based on 1990 MSA classifications and their 1990 Census of Population counts.

2Data on adult education and current employment not shown for persons aged 12-17. Estimates for both adult education and current employment are for persons aged >18.

3Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."

Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1995 and 1996.

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