1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Preliminary Results

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70617 (73B)                 PRELIMINARY DATA - AS OF JUNE 1997 

Table 36.Percentages of Past Month Users of Cigarettes or Alcohol in the U.S. Population Aged 12 and Older Reporting Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco, by Levels of Past Month Cigarette and Alcohol Use: 1995 and 1996


USE OF CIGARETTES OR ALCOHOL IN PAST MONTH


Cigarette Use In Past Month

Level of Alcohol Use In Past Month


Any Use

No Use

Heavy Use3

"Binge" Use But Not Heavy Use3

Use But Not

"Binge" Use3

No Use

Drug

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

1995

1996

Any Illicit Drug1

13.6

14.7

3.0

2.6

24.9a

30.8

17.9

16.1

5.5

5.3

1.9

1.9














Marijuana and Hashish

11.2

12.1

2.0

1.7

22.1

25.7

15.1

13.7

4.1

4.0

0.9

1.1

Cocaine

1.7

2.2

0.3

0.2

4.2a

6.3

1.8

2.4

0.6

0.5

0.1

0.1

Crack

0.5a

0.9

0.1

0.1

1.2a

2.6

0.3

0.6

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.0

Inhalants

1.0

0.9

0.2

0.2

1.7

2.9

1.1

1.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.1

Hallucinogens

1.6

1.7

0.3

0.2

3.8

4.5

3.0

1.7

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.1

PCP

0.0

0.2

0.0

*

0.2

0.3

*

0.2

0.0

0.1

0.0

*

LSD

0.7

0.7

0.1

0.0

2.2

2.0

0.7

0.5

0.2

0.1

0.0

0.1

Heroin

0.2

0.3

0.1

0.0

0.3

0.5

0.1a

0.4

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.0

Nonmedical Use of Any

Psychotherapeutic2

2.7

3.2

0.6

0.7

3.9a

7.5

2.3

2.1

1.3

1.5

0.7

0.7

Stimulants

0.9

0.9

0.2

0.1

1.4

1.4

0.7

0.7

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.2

Sedatives

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.0

0.4

0.7

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.1

Tranquilizers

1.0

1.3

0.1

0.1

1.4

2.1

0.8

0.7

0.4

0.5

0.1

0.2

Analgesics

1.3

1.8

0.3

0.5

1.9a

5.3

1.2

1.3

0.4

0.9

0.5

0.3














Any Illicit Drug

Other than Marijuana1

5.8

6.4

1.3

1.2

10.8

14.8

7.0

6.3

2.2

2.3

1.2

1.0














Alcohol

66.4

67.4

46.5

44.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

"Binge" Alcohol Use3

30.2

30.1

10.1

9.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Heavy Alcohol Use3

12.6

12.8

2.7

2.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A














Cigarettes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

64.5

67.1

48.7

48.9

28.2

30.0

20.3

19.2














Smokeless Tobacco

4.2

5.0

2.9

2.5

9.0

10.3

6.5

6.8

3.0

2.3

2.3

2.2

*Low precision; no estimate reported.

N/A: Not applicable.

1Any 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.

2Nonmedical use of any prescription-type stimulant, sedative, tranquilizer, or analgesic; does not include over-the-counter-drugs.

3"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.

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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