1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (26B)                PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 27. Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Any Illicit Drug, by Detailed Age Categories: 1995 and 1996


TIME PERIOD


Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

Age Group

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

Total

34.2

34.8

10.7

10.8

6.1

6.1








12-17 Years Old

22.2

22.1

18.0

16.7

10.9a

9.0

12-13

9.1

7.5

6.9

5.8

4.5b

2.2

14-15

23.9

22.6

19.4

17.7

12.7b

8.8

16-17

34.2

35.1

28.3

25.9

15.6

15.6








18-25 Years Old

45.8

48.0

25.5

26.8

14.2

15.6

18-20

42.4

45.2

30.5

33.2

18.0

20.0

21-25

47.8

49.7

22.8

22.8

12.1

12.9








26-34 Years Old

54.8

53.1

14.6

14.6

8.3

8.4

26-29

53.3a

48.9

15.4

15.7

8.6

9.1

30-34

55.9

56.1

14.0

13.8

8.1

7.9








35 Years and Older

27.9

29.0

5.0

5.3

2.8

2.9

35-39

55.4

53.6

11.6

12.0

6.6

6.4

40-44

48.5

53.2

8.9

10.3

4.4

5.0

45-49

32.5b

42.3

5.3

6.6

2.5

4.0

>50

11.5

10.1

1.6

1.3

1.1

0.8

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

NOTE:Any Illicit Drug indicates use at least once of marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used nonmedically. Any Illicit Drug Other than Marijuana indicates use at least once of any of these listed drugs, regardless of marijuana use; marijuana users who also have used any of the other listed drugs are included.

aDifference between 1995 and 1996 is statistically significant at the .05 level.

bDifference between 1995 and 1996 is statistically significant at the .01 level.

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

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