1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (31B)                 PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 31.Percentages Reporting Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month Use of Cigarettes, by Detailed Age Categories: 1995 and 1996


TIME PERIOD


Lifetime

Past Year

Past Month

Age Group

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

Total

71.8

71.6

32.0

32.3

28.8

28.9








12-17 Years Old

38.1

36.3

26.6

24.2

20.2

18.3

12-13

20.2

18.2

13.6a

10.1

10.7a

7.3

14-15

42.6a

37.0

29.2

25.5

20.5

18.4

16-17

52.1

52.5

37.4

36.1

30.1

28.4








18-25 Years Old

67.7

68.5

42.5

44.7

35.3a

38.3

18-20

65.2

64.3

45.1

44.8

36.9

39.2

21-25

69.2

71.1

41.0

44.7

34.4

37.7








26-34 Years Old

75.8

73.8

38.4

39.2

34.7

35.0

26-29

74.4

72.2

39.0

41.5

34.8

36.1

30-34

76.8

75.0

38.0

37.6

34.5

34.2








35 Years and Older

77.5

77.8

28.7

29.1

27.2

27.0

35-39

77.0

78.0

41.0

38.7

38.6

35.4

40-44

80.9

79.5

33.9

39.1

32.3

36.1

45-49

80.9

78.2

31.2

32.8

29.4

30.1

>50

75.9

77.2

22.5

21.9

21.3

20.6

*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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