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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Alcohol - Race/Ethnicity

Table 13B. Alcohol Use by Age Group and Gender for White, Non-Hispanics, in 1998

AGE/

/GENDER

Ever Used

 

Used Past Year

 

Used Past Month

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

AGE

                           

    12-17

40.4

(38.1

-

42.8)

 

35.1

(32.7

-

37.5)

 

20.9

(18.9

-

23.0)

    18-25

87.9

(85.4

-

90.1)

 

79.0

(75.5

-

82.2)

 

65.0

(61.0

-

68.8)

    26-34

92.8

(91.1

-

94.1)

 

79.0

(76.3

-

81.4)

 

65.2

(62.2

-

68.0)

    $35

89.4

(87.8

-

90.9)

 

68.0

(65.7

-

70.3)

 

56.2

(53.8

-

58.7)

GENDER

                           

    Male

88.0

(86.5

-

89.3)

 

70.8

(68.6

-

73.0)

 

61.2

(58.7

-

63.7)

    Female

82.5

(80.6

-

84.3)

 

65.0

(62.6

-

67.3)

 

49.7

(47.3

-

52.1)

                             

TOTAL

85.2

(83.8

-

86.4)

 

67.8

(65.8

-

69.7)

 

55.3

(53.2

-

57.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

6,145

(5,788

-

6,509)

 

5,331

(4,973

-

5,700)

 

3,178

(2,878

-

3,500)

    18-25

16,486

(16,010

-

16,888)

 

14,822

(14,161

-

15,410)

 

12,195

(11,447

-

12,906)

    26-34

22,064

(21,676

-

22,385)

 

18,786

(18,144

-

19,372)

 

15,499

(14,806

-

16,167)

    $35

93,245

(91,564

-

94,726)

 

70,894

(68,465

-

73,232)

 

58,631

(56,070

-

61,160)

GENDER

                           

    Male

68,877

(67,727

-

69,918)

 

55,454

(53,696

-

57,135)

 

47,945

(45,957

-

49,886)

    Female

69,062

(67,437

-

70,555)

 

54,378

(52,345

-

56,349)

 

41,558

(39,540

-

43,577)

                             

TOTAL

137,939

(135,715

-

140,006)

 

109,832

(106,602

-

112,960)

 

89,503

(86,159

-

92,817)

Table 13C. Alcohol Use by Age Group and Gender for Hispanics in 1998

AGE/

/GENDER

Ever Used

 

Used Past Year

 

Used Past Month

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

AGE

                           

    12-17

36.4

(33.0

-

40.0)

 

29.4

(26.1

-

32.8)

 

18.9

(16.1

-

22.2)

    18-25

74.4

(71.8

-

76.9)

 

66.2

(63.4

-

68.9)

 

50.8

(47.9

-

53.8)

    26-34

78.3

(75.3

-

81.0)

 

66.2

(62.7

-

69.5)

 

53.1

(49.4

-

56.8)

    $35

76.2

(72.8

-

79.2)

 

60.7

(56.8

-

64.5)

 

47.7

(44.1

-

51.3)

GENDER

                           

    Male

80.4

(78.2

-

82.5)

 

68.3

(65.4

-

71.0)

 

56.8

(54.0

-

59.5)

    Female

60.8

(57.6

-

64.0)

 

48.4

(45.5

-

51.3)

 

33.6

(31.1

-

36.2)

                             

TOTAL

70.8

(68.6

-

72.9)

 

58.5

(56.2

-

60.7)

 

45.4

(43.5

-

47.3)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

1,132

(1,027

-

1,242)

 

912

(812

-

1,020)

 

588

(499

-

689)

    18-25

2,910

(2,808

-

3,005)

 

2,588

(2,478

-

2,694)

 

1,987

(1,871

-

2,103)

    26-34

3,658

(3,520

-

3,783)

 

3,091

(2,929

-

3,245)

 

2,483

(2,310

-

2,654)

    $35

8,115

(7,760

-

8,438)

 

6,470

(6,055

-

6,871)

 

5,076

(4,693

-

5,462)

GENDER

                           

    Male

9,111

(8,856

-

9,346)

 

7,732

(7,407

-

8,042)

 

6,433

(6,117

-

6,744)

    Female

6,703

(6,347

-

7,048)

 

5,330

(5,012

-

5,649)

 

3,702

(3,431

-

3,983)

                             

TOTAL

15,814

(15,317

-

16,290)

 

13,062

(12,550

-

13,565)

 

10,134

(9,708

-

10,564)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1998

Alcohol - Race/Ethnicity

Table 13D. Alcohol Use by Age Group and Gender for Black, Non-Hispanics, in 1998

AGE/

/GENDER

Ever Used

 

Used Past Year

 

Used Past Month

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

AGE

                           

    12-17

26.7

(23.5

-

30.2)

 

22.3

(19.2

-

25.8)

 

13.1

(10.5

-

16.3)

    18-25

74.2

(71.0

-

77.2)

 

64.2

(60.8

-

67.4)

 

50.3

(46.5

-

54.2)

    26-34

81.9

(78.8

-

84.6)

 

66.0

(62.3

-

69.4)

 

54.8

(51.0

-

58.5)

    $35

78.6

(75.6

-

81.3)

 

48.1

(44.4

-

51.7)

 

38.3

(35.2

-

41.5)

GENDER

                           

    Male

76.2

(73.6

-

78.7)

 

56.8

(53.9

-

59.6)

 

49.0

(46.1

-

51.9)

    Female

67.9

(64.7

-

71.0)

 

45.1

(41.7

-

48.7)

 

32.3

(29.4

-

35.4)

                             

TOTAL

71.7

(69.5

-

73.7)

 

50.4

(47.9

-

52.8)

 

39.8

(37.6

-

42.1)

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                           

    12-17

867

(762

-

980)

 

723

(621

-

835)

 

425

(340

-

528)

    18-25

2,915

(2,787

-

3,032)

 

2,520

(2,388

-

2,646)

 

1,977

(1,824

-

2,130)

    26-34

3,570

(3,437

-

3,687)

 

2,876

(2,717

-

3,026)

 

2,390

(2,226

-

2,551)

    $35

10,406

(10,013

-

10,763)

 

6,364

(5,878

-

6,853)

 

5,076

(4,663

-

5,503)

GENDER

                           

    Male

8,493

(8,197

-

8,768)

 

6,328

(6,007

-

6,643)

 

5,458

(5,135

-

5,781)

    Female

9,264

(8,817

-

9,688)

 

6,155

(5,681

-

6,635)

 

4,410

(4,007

-

4,834)

                             

TOTAL

17,757

(17,220

-

18,270)

 

12,482

(11,875

-

13,089)

 

9,868

(9,318

-

10,429)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1998

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