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1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse:  Population Estimates

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Heroin - Total Population

Table 18. Heroin Use by Age, Gender, Race, and Region for Total Population in 1998

Ever Used

 

Used Past Year

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

 

Observed

Estimate

95% C.I.

RATE ESTIMATES (Percent)

AGE

                 

    12-17

0.4

(0.2

-

0.6)

 

0.3

(0.1

-

0.5)

    18-25

1.1

(0.8

-

1.5)

 

0.4

(0.2

-

0.7)

    26-34

0.9

(0.6

-

1.4)

 

0.1

(0.0

-

0.2)

    $35

1.3

(0.9

-

1.7)

 

*

*

 

GENDER

    Male

1.3

(1.0

-

1.8)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.2)

    Female

0.8

(0.6

-

1.1)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.2)

                   

RACE/ETHNICITY

                 

    White, non-Hispanic

1.0

(0.8

-

1.3)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.2)

    Black, non-Hispanic

1.9

(1.3

-

2.8)

 

0.2

(0.1

-

0.5)

    Hispanic

0.7

(0.5

-

1.0)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.3)

                   

REGION

                 

    Northeast

1.2

(0.8

-

2.1)

 

0.2

(0.1

-

0.4)

    North Central

1.0

(0.6

-

1.7)

 

0.1

(0.0

-

0.3)

    South

0.8

(0.5

-

1.1)

 

0.1

(0.0

-

0.2)

    West

1.5

(1.1

-

2.1)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.3)

                   

TOTAL

1.1

(0.9

-

1.3)

 

0.1

(0.1

-

0.2)

   
   

POPULATION ESTIMATES (In Thousands)

AGE

                 

    12-17

80

(48

-

135)

 

58

(31

-

108)

    18-25

303

(214

-

428)

 

111

(59

-

210)

    26-34

315

(211

-

469)

 

29

(11

-

79)

    $35

1,673

(1,263

-

2,213)

 

*

*

                   

GENDER

                 

    Male

1,415

(1,048

-

1,908)

 

142

(81

-

248)

    Female

956

(719

-

1,269)

 

111

(66

-

188)

                   

RACE/ETHNICITY

                 

    White, non-Hispanic

1,633

(1,233

-

2,161)

 

161

(91

-

286)

    Black, non-Hispanic

473

(320

-

697)

 

61

(32

-

113)

    Hispanic

155

(106

-

227)

 

31

(15

-

62)

                   

REGION

                 

    Northeast

527

(318

-

869)

 

78

(33

-

186)

    North Central

529

(320

-

872)

 

50

(18

-

140)

    South

591

(400

-

871)

 

56

(25

-

123)

    West

724

(523

-

1,001)

 

69

(38

-

125)

   

TOTAL

2,371

(1,921

-

2,925)

 

253

(175

-

365)

* Low precision; no estimate reported.

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

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