1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (28B)              PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 28.Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Marijuana, by Detailed Age Categories: 1995 and 1996


TIME PERIOD


Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

Age Group

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

Total

31.0

32.0

8.4

8.6

4.7

4.7








12-17 Years Old

16.2

16.8

14.2

13.0

8.2

7.1

12-13

4.6

3.6

3.8

3.2

2.2a

1.2

14-15

16.6

15.7

14.7

13.5

9.7a

6.7

16-17

28.1

30.4

24.5

21.7

13.0

13.1








18-25 Years Old

41.4a

44.0

21.8

23.8

12.0

13.2

18-20

35.9b

41.6

25.8b

30.1

15.2

17.1

21-25

44.4

45.5

19.6

20.1

10.1

10.9








26-34 Years Old

51.8

50.5

11.8

11.3

6.7

6.3

26-29

49.9

46.4

12.6

12.9

7.2

7.3

30-34

53.1

53.5

11.1

10.2

6.4

5.7








35 Years and Older

25.3

27.0

3.4

3.8

1.8

2.0

35-39

52.8

51.0

8.1

9.2

4.6

5.5

40-44

45.8

50.3

6.1

7.5

3.3

3.0

45-49

30.6b

40.1

3.5

4.6

1.9

2.9

>50

8.8

8.5

1.0

0.6

0.4

0.3

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

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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