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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Smokeless Tobacco - Total Population

Table 15A. Smokeless Tobacco Use by Gender Within Age Group for Total Population 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)

12-17

8.9

(7.8

-

10.1)

 

3.7

(3.0

-

4.6)

 

1.2

(0.9

-

1.7)

    Male

14.2

(12.3

-

16.4)

 

6.6

(5.4

-

8.0)

 

2.1

(1.5

-

3.0)

    Female

3.2

(2.3

-

4.5)

 

0.7

(0.4

-

1.5)

 

0.2

(0.1

-

0.8)

 

18-25

24.1

(22.1

-

26.2)

 

9.0

(7.7

-

10.3)

 

5.4

(4.5

-

6.5)

    Male

39.2

(35.9

-

42.7)

 

16.3

(13.9

-

19.1)

 

10.5

(8.8

-

12.5)

    Female

8.6

(6.8

-

10.9)

 

1.5

(0.9

-

2.3)

 

0.3

(0.1

-

0.7)

 

26-34

23.4

(21.4

-

25.6)

 

6.0

(5.0

-

7.2)

 

4.3

(3.4

-

5.3)

    Male

40.9

(37.3

-

44.7)

 

11.7

(9.7

-

14.1)

 

8.3

(6.7

-

10.4)

    Female

6.1

(4.8

-

7.8)

 

0.4

(0.2

-

0.8)

 

0.3

(0.1

-

0.6)

   

$35

15.6

(14.3

-

17.1)

 

3.1

(2.6

-

3.8)

 

2.6

(2.1

-

3.2)

    Male

27.9

(25.5

-

30.5)

 

5.7

(4.6

-

7.0)

 

4.8

(3.8

-

6.0)

    Female

4.8

(3.9

-

6.0)

 

0.8

(0.5

-

1.3)

 

0.7

(0.4

-

1.1)

   

TOTAL

17.2

(16.3

-

18.3)

 

4.4

(3.9

-

4.9)

 

3.1

(2.7

-

3.5)

    Male

30.1

(28.2

-

32.0)

 

8.2

(7.3

-

9.3)

 

5.9

(5.1

-

6.7)

    Female

5.3

(4.6

-

6.2)

 

0.8

(0.6

-

1.1)

 

0.5

(0.3

-

0.8)

   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

12-17

2,013

(1,767

-

2,290)

 

846

(690

-

1,035)

 

275

(200

-

379)

    Male

1,652

(1,428

-

1,903)

 

766

(627

-

932)

 

250

(179

-

347)

    Female

361

(260

-

501)

 

80

(40

-

162)

 

26

(8

-

84)

                             

18-25

6,732

(6,179

-

7,318)

 

2,506

(2,167

-

2,892)

 

1,517

(1,270

-

1,808)

    Male

5,540

(5,070

-

6,025)

 

2,305

(1,964

-

2,691)

 

1,481

(1,242

-

1,760)

    Female

1,192

(938

-

1,506)

 

201

(126

-

320)

 

36

(13

-

96)

     

26-34

8,099

(7,392

-

8,852)

 

2,091

(1,743

-

2,505)

 

1,484

(1,188

-

1,849)

    Male

7,028

(6,404

-

7,670)

 

2,016

(1,672

-

2,421)

 

1,433

(1,145

-

1,786)

    Female

1,071

(836

-

1,367)

 

75

(40

-

141)

 

51

(25

-

103)

     

$35

20,823

(19,069

-

22,705)

 

4,139

(3,425

-

4,995)

 

3,454

(2,788

-

4,276)

    Male

17,410

(15,889

-

19,017)

 

3,558

(2,890

-

4,369)

 

2,993

(2,377

-

3,760)

    Female

3,413

(2,744

-

4,235)

 

580

(371

-

907)

 

461

(272

-

779)

 

TOTAL

37,667

(35,544

-

39,890)

 

9,582

(8,616

-

10,650)

 

6,730

(5,918

-

7,650)

    Male

31,630

(29,698

-

33,633)

 

8,645

(7,653

-

9,752)

 

6,157

(5,371

-

7,050)

    Female

6,037

(5,222

-

6,971)

 

937

(682

-

1,286)

 

573

(364

-

901)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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