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Table 2.1A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2006
Gender/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL          
Lifetime Use 20,911   20,936   20,709   20,671   20,574  
Past Year Use 17,492   17,554   17,568   17,729   17,598  
Past Month Use 10,713   10,876   10,838   10,819   10,823  
Binge Alcohol Use1 7,175   7,190   7,397   7,197   7,239  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 2,301   2,297   2,375   2,296   2,359  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 3,570   3,468   3,616   3,592   3,475  
MALE          
Lifetime Use 10,719   10,537   10,624   10,500   10,647  
Past Year Use 8,847   8,735   8,946   8,927   9,064  
Past Month Use 5,619   5,720   5,723   5,658   5,752  
Binge Alcohol Use1 4,140   4,162   4,271   4,175   4,192  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 1,544   1,506   1,582   1,492   1,561  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 2,079   1,905   2,092   1,958   1,893  
FEMALE          
Lifetime Use 10,192   10,399 10,085   10,171   9,927  
Past Year Use 8,645   8,819   8,622   8,802   8,534  
Past Month Use 5,094   5,156   5,115   5,160   5,072  
Binge Alcohol Use1 3,035   3,027   3,127   3,022   3,047  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 756   791   793   803   798  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 1,491   1,563   1,524   1,634   1,582  

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Table 2.1B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Gender: Percentages, 2002-2006
Gender/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL          
Lifetime Use 56.2 55.8 54.9   53.9   53.9  
Past Year Use 47.0   46.8   46.6   46.3   46.1  
Past Month Use 28.8   29.0   28.7   28.2   28.3  
Binge Alcohol Use1 19.3   19.2   19.6   18.8   19.0  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 6.2   6.1   6.3   6.0   6.2  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 9.6   9.2   9.6   9.4   9.1  
MALE          
Lifetime Use 56.5 55.0   54.9   53.7   54.0  
Past Year Use 46.6   45.6   46.3   45.6   46.0  
Past Month Use 29.6   29.9   29.6   28.9   29.2  
Binge Alcohol Use1 21.8   21.7   22.1   21.3   21.3  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 8.1   7.9   8.2   7.6   7.9  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 10.9 9.9   10.8 10.0   9.6  
FEMALE          
Lifetime Use 56.0 56.6 54.8   54.2   53.7  
Past Year Use 47.5   48.0 46.9   46.9   46.2  
Past Month Use 28.0   28.1   27.8   27.5   27.4  
Binge Alcohol Use1 16.7   16.5   17.0   16.1   16.5  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 4.2   4.3   4.3   4.3   4.3  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 8.2   8.5   8.3   8.7   8.6  

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Table 2.2A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group: Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2006
Age Group/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
AGE 12 TO 14          
Lifetime Use 3,149 3,001 3,008 2,739   2,723  
Past Year Use 2,231 2,154   2,193 2,074   2,002  
Past Month Use 940 924 902   805   815  
Binge Alcohol Use1 455   423   415   386   381  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 81   64   64   61   49  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 247   267 252   213   211  
AGE 15 TO 17          
Lifetime Use 7,598   7,713   7,587   7,567   7,532  
Past Year Use 6,333   6,409   6,344   6,380   6,359  
Past Month Use 3,424   3,501   3,534   3,387   3,406  
Binge Alcohol Use1 2,186   2,235   2,379   2,127   2,232  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 549   588   607   550   554  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 1,206   1,204   1,265   1,194   1,149  
AGE 18 TO 20          
Lifetime Use 10,164   10,223   10,113   10,365   10,319  
Past Year Use 8,928   8,991   9,031   9,275   9,236  
Past Month Use 6,348   6,451   6,402   6,628   6,602  
Binge Alcohol Use1 4,534   4,531   4,604   4,684   4,625  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 1,671   1,645   1,704   1,685   1,756  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 2,117   1,997   2,099   2,185   2,115  

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Table 2.2B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group: Percentages, 2002-2006
Age Group/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
a Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
b Difference between estimate and 2006 estimate is statistically significant at the 0.01 level.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
AGE 12 TO 14          
Lifetime Use 24.9 23.9 23.6 21.8   22.1  
Past Year Use 17.6 17.1   17.2   16.5   16.2  
Past Month Use 7.4   7.3   7.1   6.4   6.6  
Binge Alcohol Use1 3.6   3.4   3.3   3.1   3.1  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.6   0.5   0.5   0.5   0.4  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 2.0   2.1   2.0   1.7   1.7  
AGE 15 TO 17          
Lifetime Use 62.7 62.1 60.8 59.2   57.7  
Past Year Use 52.3 51.6 50.9 49.9   48.7  
Past Month Use 28.3 28.2 28.3 26.5   26.1  
Binge Alcohol Use1 18.1   18.0   19.1 16.6   17.1  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 4.5   4.7   4.9   4.3   4.2  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 10.0 9.7   10.1 9.3   8.8  
AGE 18 TO 20          
Lifetime Use 81.7   81.6   80.8   79.9   80.7  
Past Year Use 71.7   71.8   72.1   71.5   72.2  
Past Month Use 51.0   51.5   51.1   51.1   51.6  
Binge Alcohol Use1 36.4   36.2   36.8   36.1   36.2  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 13.4   13.1   13.6   13.0   13.7  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 17.0   16.0   16.8   16.9   16.5  

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Table 3.1A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 20,760   17,588   10,814   7,240   2,325   3,544  
GENDER            
Male 10,605   8,904   5,694   4,188   1,537   1,985  
Female 10,155   8,684   5,119   3,052   788   1,559  
AGE            
12 441   263   94   38   3   20  
13 954   682   257   109   16   67  
14 1,530   1,185   526   266   45   151  
15 2,178   1,765   858   499   100   280  
16 2,577   2,174   1,171   749   181   420  
17 2,845   2,427   1,422   984   288   504  
18 3,478   3,082   2,062   1,461   507   671  
19 3,313   2,930   2,119   1,527   572   719  
20 3,445   3,081   2,305   1,607   612   712  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 6,851   5,938   3,967   3,013   1,214   1,381  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 6,673   5,899   3,640   2,269   654   1,157  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 1,326   1,005   561   310   71   159  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 1,259   974   485   207   25   95  
Male, Hispanic 1,849   1,494   911   684   201   334  
Female, Hispanic 1,635   1,323   732   434   82   222  

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Table 3.1B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 54.9   46.5   28.6   19.2   6.2   9.4  
GENDER            
Male 54.8   46.0   29.4   21.6   7.9   10.3  
Female 55.1   47.1   27.8   16.5   4.3   8.5  
AGE            
12 11.0   6.5   2.3   0.9   0.1   0.5  
13 22.4   16.0   6.0   2.6   0.4   1.6  
14 35.6   27.6   12.3   6.2   1.0   3.5  
15 50.8   41.2   20.0   11.6   2.3   6.5  
16 61.4   51.8   27.9   17.8   4.3   10.0  
17 69.7   59.4   34.8   24.1   7.1   12.3  
18 76.5   67.8   45.4   32.2   11.2   14.8  
19 81.3   71.9   52.0   37.5   14.0   17.7  
20 85.5   76.4   57.2   39.9   15.2   17.7  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 57.5   49.8   33.3   25.3   10.2   11.6  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 58.5   51.7   31.9   19.9   5.7   10.1  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 46.8   35.5   19.8   11.0   2.5   5.6  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 46.2   35.8   17.8   7.6   0.9   3.5  
Male, Hispanic 55.4   44.7   27.3   20.5   6.0   10.0  
Female, Hispanic 53.5   43.3   23.9   14.2   2.7   7.3  

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Table 3.2A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
3 Totals include data from respondents reporting racial/ethnic subgroups not shown, as well as respondents reporting more than one subgroup.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL3 20,760   17,588   10,814   7,240   2,325   3,544  
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO3 17,276   14,771   9,171   6,122   2,043   2,988  
White 13,523   11,837   7,607   5,282   1,868   2,538  
Black or African American 2,585   1,979   1,046   517   96   255  
American Indian or Alaska Native 139   112   67   51   11   37  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 75   60   34   26   6   18  
Asian 654   529   268   143   28   77  
Chinese 131   106   48   22   6   12  
Filipino 137   106   56   33   5   17  
Japanese 34   30   17   9   2   2  
Indian 89   79   44   24   3   11  
Korean 83   70   40   22   4   16  
Vietnamese 77   59   25   9   1   6  
HISPANIC OR LATINO3 3,484   2,817   1,643   1,118   283   556  
Mexican 2,420   1,938   1,113   780   201   396  
Puerto Rican 391   321   176   114   28   48  
Central or South American 374   301   182   123   23   60  
Cuban 107   94   62   33   10   16  

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Table 3.2B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Racial/Ethnic Subgroups: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Racial/Ethnic Subgroup Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
3 Totals include data from respondents reporting racial/ethnic subgroups not shown, as well as respondents reporting more than one subgroup.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL3 54.9   46.5   28.6   19.2   6.2   9.4  
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO3 55.0   47.0   29.2   19.5   6.5   9.5  
White 58.0   50.8   32.6   22.6   8.0   10.9  
Black or African American 46.5   35.6   18.8   9.3   1.7   4.6  
American Indian or Alaska Native 56.7   45.5   27.2   20.8   4.5   14.9  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 53.4   42.6   24.3   18.8   4.0   12.7  
Asian 41.7   33.7   17.1   9.1   1.8   4.9  
Chinese 41.9   33.9   15.2   7.2   1.9   3.9  
Filipino 49.0   37.9   20.0   12.0   1.9   6.1  
Japanese 47.7   42.6   24.0   12.9   2.7   3.0  
Indian 26.7   23.6   13.1   7.1   1.0   3.4  
Korean 48.3   40.6   23.4   12.9   2.2   9.3  
Vietnamese 46.6   36.1   14.9   5.2   0.9   3.9  
HISPANIC OR LATINO3 54.4   44.0   25.7   17.5   4.4   8.7  
Mexican 54.1   43.3   24.9   17.4   4.5   8.9  
Puerto Rican 55.5   45.6   25.0   16.2   4.1   6.8  
Central or South American 53.3   42.9   26.0   17.6   3.4   8.5  
Cuban 55.9   48.8   32.0   17.4   5.3   8.1  

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Table 3.3A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 14, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 2,924   2,131   877   412   64   238  
GENDER            
Male 1,506   1,025   403   200   32   103  
Female 1,418   1,106   474   212   32   135  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,377   1,732   705   318   47   190  
White 1,829   1,379   571   255   40   157  
Black or African American 399   245   91   40   3   20  
American Indian or Alaska Native 24   19   9   7   1   4  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6   6   3   2   0   1  
Asian 62   41   15   7   1   3  
Two or More Races 57   42   16   7   2   5  
Hispanic or Latino 548   398   172   94   17   48  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 943   663   260   121   17   64  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 886   716   311   133   23   93  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 198   113   42   19   2   9  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 201   132   49   22   1   12  
Male, Hispanic 286   195   83   50   11   25  
Female, Hispanic 262   204   89   44   6   23  

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Table 3.3B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 14, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 23.3   16.9   7.0   3.3   0.5   1.9  
GENDER            
Male 23.4   15.9   6.3   3.1   0.5   1.6  
Female 23.1   18.0   7.7   3.5   0.5   2.2  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 22.9   16.7   6.8   3.1   0.5   1.8  
White 24.1   18.2   7.5   3.4   0.5   2.1  
Black or African American 20.6   12.7   4.7   2.1   0.2   1.0  
American Indian or Alaska Native 27.7   22.0   10.3   8.1   1.0   4.2  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15.1   14.4   6.4   4.6   0.1   1.8  
Asian 12.8   8.5   3.2   1.5   0.1   0.7  
Two or More Races 25.2   18.3   7.2   3.1   0.8   2.3  
Hispanic or Latino 24.8   18.1   7.8   4.3   0.8   2.2  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 24.3   17.1   6.7   3.1   0.4   1.6  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 23.8   19.2   8.3   3.6   0.6   2.5  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 20.1   11.5   4.2   1.9   0.2   0.9  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 21.2   14.0   5.2   2.3   0.1   1.2  
Male, Hispanic 24.9   17.0   7.2   4.4   1.0   2.2  
Female, Hispanic 24.7   19.2   8.4   4.1   0.6   2.2  

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Table 3.4A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 15 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 7,599   6,365   3,451   2,232   569   1,204  
GENDER            
Male 3,819   3,142   1,751   1,217   354   604  
Female 3,780   3,223   1,700   1,014   216   600  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,334   5,340   2,922   1,885   495   1,009  
White 4,999   4,339   2,468   1,650   458   873  
Black or African American 932   679   310   147   20   71  
American Indian or Alaska Native 52   40   21   16   4   15  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 26   20   8   4   1   3  
Asian 213   168   66   33   4   21  
Two or More Races 112   93   49   34   8   25  
Hispanic or Latino 1,265   1,025   529   347   75   195  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 2,516   2,149   1,260   905   281   434  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 2,483   2,190   1,209   745   176   439  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 472   337   160   84   14   42  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 460   342   150   63   5   30  
Male, Hispanic 627   503   263   184   48   97  
Female, Hispanic 638   522   265   163   27   97  

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Table 3.4B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 15 to 17, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 60.5   50.6   27.5   17.8   4.5   9.6  
GENDER            
Male 59.6   49.0   27.3   19.0   5.5   9.4  
Female 61.4   52.3   27.6   16.5   3.5   9.7  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 60.1   50.7   27.7   17.9   4.7   9.6  
White 63.7   55.3   31.4   21.0   5.8   11.1  
Black or African American 50.3   36.6   16.7   7.9   1.1   3.8  
American Indian or Alaska Native 65.2   50.3   26.3   20.0   4.7   19.0  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 58.5   46.7   17.4   9.1   3.0   7.3  
Asian 40.3   31.7   12.4   6.3   0.8   3.9  
Two or More Races 62.0   51.6   27.0   18.8   4.7   13.8  
Hispanic or Latino 62.3   50.5   26.0   17.1   3.7   9.6  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 62.4   53.3   31.2   22.4   7.0   10.8  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 65.0   57.4   31.7   19.5   4.6   11.5  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 50.2   35.9   17.0   8.9   1.5   4.4  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 50.3   37.4   16.5   6.9   0.6   3.2  
Male, Hispanic 61.6   49.5   25.9   18.1   4.7   9.6  
Female, Hispanic 63.0   51.6   26.2   16.1   2.7   9.6  

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Table 3.5A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 18 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 10,237   9,092   6,486   4,596   1,692   2,103  
GENDER            
Male 5,280   4,736   3,541   2,770   1,152   1,278  
Female 4,957   4,356   2,945   1,825   540   824  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,566   7,698   5,544   3,919   1,501   1,789  
White 6,696   6,119   4,567   3,377   1,370   1,508  
Black or African American 1,254   1,054   645   330   73   163  
American Indian or Alaska Native 63   52   37   28   6   18  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 44   34   24   21   4   14  
Asian 379   320   187   102   24   53  
Two or More Races 131   119   85   62   24   34  
Hispanic or Latino 1,671   1,394   942   677   191   313  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 3,392   3,126   2,447   1,986   915   883  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 3,304   2,993   2,121   1,390   455   625  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 656   555   359   208   54   109  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 598   499   285   122   18   54  
Male, Hispanic 937   797   565   450   142   212  
Female, Hispanic 734   597   377   227   49   101  

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Table 3.5B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 18 to 20, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 80.9   71.9   51.3   36.3   13.4   16.6  
GENDER            
Male 81.2   72.8   54.4   42.6   17.7   19.6  
Female 80.7   70.9   47.9   29.7   8.8   13.4  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 81.7   73.4   52.9   37.4   14.3   17.1  
White 85.1   77.7   58.0   42.9   17.4   19.2  
Black or African American 70.7   59.5   36.4   18.6   4.1   9.2  
American Indian or Alaska Native 79.1   65.9   46.3   35.4   7.9   22.1  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 75.9   58.8   41.9   35.9   7.4   24.5  
Asian 68.5   57.8   33.7   18.4   4.3   9.6  
Two or More Races 86.0   78.2   55.6   40.5   15.9   22.4  
Hispanic or Latino 77.3   64.5   43.5   31.3   8.8   14.5  
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 84.5   77.9   61.0   49.5   22.8   22.0  
Female, White, Not Hispanic 85.6   77.6   55.0   36.0   11.8   16.2  
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 71.9   60.9   39.4   22.8   5.9   12.0  
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 69.4   58.0   33.1   14.1   2.1   6.3  
Male, Hispanic 79.6   67.7   48.0   38.2   12.1   18.0  
Female, Hispanic 74.5   60.6   38.2   23.0   5.0   10.2  

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Table 3.6A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Family Income and Geographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Family Income/
Geographic Characteristic
Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 20,760   17,588   10,814   7,240   2,325   3,544  
FAMILY INCOME            
Less Than $20,000 5,365   4,504   3,002   2,102   767   1,030  
$20,000 - $49,999 6,817   5,619   3,274   2,136   602   1,056  
$50,000 - $74,999 3,408   2,911   1,726   1,132   326   555  
$75,000 or More 5,171   4,555   2,812   1,870   631   903  
GEOGRAPHIC REGION            
Northeast 3,890   3,401   2,156   1,445   481   645  
Midwest 4,881   4,225   2,664   1,875   635   917  
South 7,246   6,014   3,584   2,330   743   1,135  
West 4,743   3,949   2,410   1,589   467   847  
COUNTY TYPE            
Metropolitan 17,120   14,527   8,942   5,914   1,888   2,872  
Large Metropolitan 10,680   9,066   5,465   3,518   1,048   1,686  
Small Metropolitan 6,440   5,461   3,477   2,396   840   1,187  
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 4,171   3,522   2,213   1,513   519   749  
< 250K Pop. 2,268   1,939   1,264   883   321   437  
Nonmetropolitan 3,640   3,061   1,872   1,326   437   672  
Urbanized (Urban Pop. ≥ 20K) 1,552   1,323   830   589   218   309  
Rural (Urban Pop. < 20K) 2,089   1,739   1,042   737   219   363  
Urban Pop. 2,500-19,999 1,730   1,449   874   613   180   296  
Urban Pop. < 2,500 359   289   168   123   39   67  

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Table 3.6B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Family Income and Geographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Family Income/
Geographic Characteristic
Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 54.9   46.5   28.6   19.2   6.2   9.4  
FAMILY INCOME            
Less Than $20,000 60.6   50.9   33.9   23.7   8.7   11.6  
$20,000 - $49,999 54.2   44.7   26.0   17.0   4.8   8.4  
$50,000 - $74,999 52.2   44.6   26.4   17.3   5.0   8.5  
$75,000 or More 52.6   46.3   28.6   19.0   6.4   9.2  
GEOGRAPHIC REGION            
Northeast 57.5   50.3   31.9   21.4   7.1   9.5  
Midwest 56.8   49.2   31.0   21.8   7.4   10.7  
South 53.7   44.6   26.6   17.3   5.5   8.4  
West 53.0   44.2   26.9   17.8   5.2   9.5  
COUNTY TYPE            
Metropolitan 54.5   46.2   28.5   18.8   6.0   9.1  
Large Metropolitan 53.7   45.6   27.5   17.7   5.3   8.5  
Small Metropolitan 55.8   47.3   30.1   20.8   7.3   10.3  
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 54.6   46.1   29.0   19.8   6.8   9.8  
< 250K Pop. 58.1   49.6   32.4   22.6   8.2   11.2  
Nonmetropolitan 57.2   48.1   29.4   20.8   6.9   10.6  
Urbanized (Urban Pop. ≥ 20K) 58.4   49.8   31.3   22.2   8.2   11.7  
Rural (Urban Pop. < 20K) 56.2   46.8   28.1   19.8   5.9   9.8  
Urban Pop. 2,500-19,999 56.3   47.2   28.5   20.0   5.9   9.6  
Urban Pop. < 2,500 55.8   45.0   26.1   19.2   6.0   10.5  

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Table 3.7A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Metropolitan Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Metropolitan Counties include both large metropolitan areas (≥1 million population) and small metropolitan areas (<1 million population). For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 17,120   14,527   8,942   5,914   1,888   2,872  
AGE            
12 to 14 2,375   1,728   700   320   47   183  
15 to 17 6,251   5,244   2,824   1,802   461   967  
18 to 20 8,494   7,555   5,417   3,792   1,381   1,722  
GENDER            
Male 8,729   7,329   4,673   3,396   1,240   1,611  
Female 8,391   7,198   4,269   2,517   648   1,261  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,909   11,933   7,438   4,900   1,643   2,370  
White 10,637   9,380   6,081   4,191   1,495   1,995  
Black or African American 2,266   1,731   911   441   83   216  
American Indian or Alaska Native 65   52   31   23   5   16  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 65   52   30   23   5   15  
Asian 625   505   257   136   27   74  
Two or More Races 251   213   128   87   29   54  
Hispanic or Latino 3,211   2,594   1,503   1,014   245   502  

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Table 3.7B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Metropolitan Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Metropolitan Counties include both large metropolitan areas (≥1 million population) and small metropolitan areas (<1 million population). For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 54.5   46.2   28.5   18.8   6.0   9.1  
AGE            
12 to 14 22.7   16.5   6.7   3.1   0.4   1.7  
15 to 17 60.0   50.3   27.1   17.3   4.4   9.3  
18 to 20 80.8   71.9   51.5   36.1   13.1   16.4  
GENDER            
Male 54.3   45.6   29.1   21.1   7.7   10.0  
Female 54.7   46.9   27.8   16.4   4.2   8.2  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 54.6   46.8   29.2   19.2   6.4   9.3  
White 58.0   51.2   33.2   22.9   8.2   10.9  
Black or African American 46.1   35.2   18.5   9.0   1.7   4.4  
American Indian or Alaska Native 54.9   44.0   26.5   19.1   4.1   13.3  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 52.2   41.5   23.8   18.3   3.7   12.1  
Asian 41.3   33.3   17.0   9.0   1.8   4.9  
Two or More Races 53.5   45.4   27.4   18.5   6.3   11.6  
Hispanic or Latino 54.0   43.6   25.3   17.0   4.1   8.4  

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Table 3.8A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Urbanized Nonmetropolitan Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Urbanized Nonmetropolitan Counties include counties containing populations of 20,000 or more in urbanized areas. For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 1,552   1,323   830   589   218   309  
AGE            
12 to 14 217   159   69   32   6   22  
15 to 17 537   445   240   165   44   94  
18 to 20 798   719   521   392   168   193  
GENDER            
Male 799   677   449   350   147   170  
Female 753   646   381   239   71   139  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,427   1,221   768   544   200   285  
White 1,211   1,049   673   481   186   247  
Black or African American 142   111   62   39   7   21  
American Indian or Alaska Native 21   16   9   8   2   7  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *   *   *   *   *   *  
Asian 15   13   8   5   *   3  
Two or More Races 31   26   13   9   3   5  
Hispanic or Latino 125   101   62   45   19   24  

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Table 3.8B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Urbanized Nonmetropolitan Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Urbanized Nonmetropolitan Counties include counties containing populations of 20,000 or more in urbanized areas. For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 58.4   49.8   31.3   22.2   8.2   11.7  
AGE            
12 to 14 25.5   18.7   8.1   3.7   0.7   2.5  
15 to 17 62.9   52.1   28.1   19.3   5.2   11.1  
18 to 20 83.8   75.5   54.8   41.2   17.7   20.3  
GENDER            
Male 58.7   49.7   33.0   25.7   10.8   12.5  
Female 58.2   49.9   29.4   18.5   5.5   10.7  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 58.4   50.0   31.5   22.3   8.2   11.7  
White 59.4   51.4   33.0   23.6   9.1   12.1  
Black or African American 52.3   41.1   23.0   14.2   2.4   7.8  
American Indian or Alaska Native 58.2   46.0   24.8   21.3   5.2   19.6  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *   *   *   *   *   *  
Asian 49.2   41.6   25.5   15.6   *   9.7  
Two or More Races 57.0   47.5   23.9   17.3   5.3   9.4  
Hispanic or Latino 58.7   47.7   29.1   21.1   8.7   11.3  

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Table 3.9A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Rural Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Rural Counties include nonmetropolitan counties containing populations of fewer than 20,000 in urbanized areas. For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 2,089   1,739   1,042   737   219   363  
AGE            
12 to 14 332   243   108   60   11   33  
15 to 17 812   676   386   265   65   143  
18 to 20 945   819   548   411   143   187  
GENDER            
Male 1,077   898   573   442   150   204  
Female 1,011   840   469   295   69   159  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,941   1,616   964   678   200   333  
White 1,676   1,407   853   610   186   295  
Black or African American 177   137   73   38   7   18  
American Indian or Alaska Native 54   44   27   21   4   14  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *   *   *   *   *   *  
Asian *   *   *   *   *   *  
Two or More Races 19   15   8   6   2   5  
Hispanic or Latino 148   123   78   59   19   30  

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Table 3.9B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20 Residing in Rural Counties, by Demographic Characteristics: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Demographic Characteristic Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use in Past Month1 Heavy Use in Past Month1 Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Rural Counties include nonmetropolitan counties containing populations of fewer than 20,000 in urbanized areas. For more detailed definitions of county types, see Section 1.5 in Chapter 1.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
TOTAL 56.2   46.8   28.1   19.8   5.9   9.8  
AGE            
12 to 14 26.8   19.7   8.7   4.9   0.9   2.7  
15 to 17 62.9   52.4   30.0   20.6   5.0   11.1  
18 to 20 79.6   68.9   46.1   34.6   12.0   15.7  
GENDER            
Male 56.3   47.0   30.0   23.1   7.8   10.7  
Female 56.1   46.6   26.0   16.4   3.8   8.8  
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 55.9   46.5   27.8   19.5   5.8   9.6  
White 56.8   47.7   28.9   20.7   6.3   10.0  
Black or African American 48.0   37.0   19.6   10.4   1.8   4.9  
American Indian or Alaska Native 58.4   47.2   29.0   22.9   4.7   15.1  
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *   *   *   *   *   *  
Asian *   *   *   *   *   *  
Two or More Races 49.0   40.8   22.3   16.8   5.9   12.3  
Hispanic or Latino 61.7   51.2   32.4   24.7   7.9   12.5  

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Table 3.10A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by State: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
State Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Total United States 20,760   17,588   10,814   7,240   2,325   3,544  
Alabama 315   254   154   102   32   48  
Alaska 51   43   26   18   5   9  
Arizona 401   328   208   142   45   71  
Arkansas 200   161   97   71   25   38  
California 2,484   2,054   1,222   782   205   414  
Colorado 344   302   191   123   34   65  
Connecticut 243   215   141   94   28   41  
Delaware 59   50   31   20   6   9  
District of Columbia 32   26   18   11   4   5  
Florida 1,140   975   573   361   124   188  
Georgia 582   469   271   173   48   84  
Hawaii 81   66   40   28   8   15  
Idaho 94   79   49   35   14   23  
Illinois 899   776   485   335   109   166  
Indiana 448   374   220   156   56   77  
Iowa 222   199   128   95   38   50  
Kansas 215   184   121   89   28   44  
Kentucky 291   240   145   100   25   39  
Louisiana 360   306   185   116   36   58  
Maine 94   81   51   35   11   16  
Maryland 377   323   194   114   41   57  
Massachusetts 447   396   259   186   67   77  
Michigan 746   645   403   276   90   128  
Minnesota 366   323   207   147   48   71  
Mississippi 208   162   96   64   22   29  
Missouri 440   374   239   165   56   82  
Montana 77   68   47   35   12   21  
Nebraska 131   115   78   54   18   31  
Nevada 156   128   76   49   15   26  
New Hampshire 100   90   59   42   19   21  
New Jersey 599   526   323   195   53   92  
New Mexico 162   134   83   57   18   34  
New York 1,366   1,196   763   504   168   225  
North Carolina 539   443   262   176   49   81  
North Dakota 59   53   37   28   12   16  
Ohio 835   718   440   310   104   141  
Oklahoma 255   213   124   87   27   47  
Oregon 250   210   127   85   30   43  
Pennsylvania 904   777   477   331   114   146  
Rhode Island 85   76   52   36   14   17  
South Carolina 272   212   126   84   28   40  
South Dakota 67   60   39   29   9   17  
Tennessee 368   304   167   106   37   57  
Texas 1,644   1,361   816   522   166   249  
Utah 137   111   71   52   17   30  
Vermont 51   45   31   22   8   10  
Virginia 480   409   260   177   58   86  
Washington 463   391   248   166   58   85  
West Virginia 125   105   63   47   15   23  
Wisconsin 453   404   268   191   67   94  
Wyoming 43   36   23   17   6   10  

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Table 3.10B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by State: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
State Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month1
Heavy Use
in Past Month1
Dependence or
Abuse in Past
Year2
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
2 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Total United States 54.9   46.5   28.6   19.2   6.2   9.4  
Alabama 52.5   42.4   25.7   17.0   5.4   7.9  
Alaska 53.0   44.0   26.8   18.2   5.4   9.8  
Arizona 54.9   44.8   28.5   19.4   6.1   9.7  
Arkansas 55.6   44.6   27.0   19.8   7.1   10.4  
California 51.5   42.5   25.3   16.2   4.2   8.6  
Colorado 59.7   52.4   33.1   21.4   5.8   11.2  
Connecticut 57.3   50.6   33.1   22.0   6.6   9.7  
Delaware 57.2   47.9   29.5   19.2   5.7   8.2  
District of Columbia 53.6   44.7   30.2   19.0   6.3   8.1  
Florida 55.1   47.1   27.7   17.4   6.0   9.1  
Georgia 50.5   40.7   23.5   15.0   4.1   7.3  
Hawaii 53.7   43.9   26.7   18.9   5.2   9.9  
Idaho 47.8   40.2   24.9   18.0   7.2   11.7  
Illinois 54.9   47.4   29.7   20.5   6.6   10.2  
Indiana 53.8   44.9   26.4   18.7   6.7   9.2  
Iowa 58.0   51.8   33.4   24.8   9.9   13.2  
Kansas 58.4   50.1   32.9   24.2   7.7   11.9  
Kentucky 57.9   47.9   29.0   19.9   4.9   7.9  
Louisiana 59.0   50.2   30.4   19.0   5.9   9.4  
Maine 57.0   48.8   30.7   21.4   6.5   9.7  
Maryland 53.8   46.1   27.6   16.3   5.9   8.1  
Massachusetts 58.5   51.8   33.9   24.3   8.7   10.1  
Michigan 55.6   48.1   30.0   20.5   6.7   9.6  
Minnesota 56.1   49.5   31.7   22.6   7.3   10.9  
Mississippi 51.9   40.4   24.1   15.9   5.6   7.1  
Missouri 59.1   50.2   32.1   22.2   7.5   11.0  
Montana 64.0   56.7   38.5   29.3   10.2   17.8  
Nebraska 57.4   50.3   34.0   23.6   8.1   13.5  
Nevada 56.0   45.8   27.1   17.4   5.5   9.3  
New Hampshire 59.0   53.2   34.9   24.6   11.5   12.6  
New Jersey 57.3   50.3   30.9   18.7   5.0   8.7  
New Mexico 61.3   50.8   31.3   21.4   6.8   13.0  
New York 57.3   50.2   32.0   21.2   7.1   9.4  
North Carolina 51.5   42.3   25.1   16.8   4.6   7.7  
North Dakota 66.2   59.1   41.2   31.7   12.9   17.7  
Ohio 56.6   48.7   29.8   21.0   7.0   9.5  
Oklahoma 55.3   46.3   26.9   18.9   5.9   10.2  
Oregon 56.3   47.4   28.6   19.2   6.8   9.7  
Pennsylvania 56.9   48.8   30.0   20.8   7.1   9.2  
Rhode Island 61.0   54.8   37.8   26.2   9.9   12.2  
South Carolina 52.0   40.6   24.2   16.0   5.3   7.7  
South Dakota 63.6   56.8   37.2   27.9   8.9   15.9  
Tennessee 50.1   41.3   22.7   14.4   5.0   7.7  
Texas 54.0   44.7   26.8   17.2   5.5   8.2  
Utah 37.1   30.0   19.3   14.1   4.6   8.0  
Vermont 61.8   54.9   37.2   26.5   9.2   12.4  
Virginia 52.8   45.0   28.6   19.5   6.4   9.4  
Washington 56.4   47.6   30.3   20.3   7.1   10.4  
West Virginia 57.1   48.0   29.0   21.6   6.7   10.6  
Wisconsin 61.9   55.2   36.6   26.1   9.2   12.9  
Wyoming 62.6   53.2   33.8   24.4   8.2   14.8  

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Table 3.11A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Parental Alcohol Use: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Parental Alcohol Use1 Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month2
Heavy Use
in Past Month2
Dependence or Abuse in Past Year3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Estimates were created from mother-child and father-child pair data. For further details, see Section A.2 in Appendix A.
1 Parent was female in 60 percent of the cases.
2 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
3 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Mother's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 4,067   3,025   1,465   966   260   537  
Used in Past Year 11,593   9,956   5,916   3,820   1,128   1,712  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 5,759   5,083   3,043   1,908   557   841  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 2,778   2,395   1,536   1,039   368   440  
Father's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 2,607   1,979   999   665   147   341  
Used in Past Year 9,594   8,132   4,798   3,083   944   1,493  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 3,799   3,321   1,865   1,203   313   551  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 4,274   3,693   2,319   1,482   570   773  

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Table 3.11B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Parental Alcohol Use: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Parental Alcohol Use1 Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month2
Heavy Use
in Past Month2
Dependence or Abuse in Past Year3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Estimates were created from mother-child and father-child pair data. For further details, see Section A.2 in Appendix A.
1 Parent was female in 60 percent of the cases.
2 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
3 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Mother's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 39.1   29.1   14.1   9.3   2.5   5.2  
Used in Past Year 53.5   46.0   27.3   17.6   5.2   7.9  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 52.7   46.5   27.9   17.5   5.1   7.7  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 57.0   49.1   31.5   21.3   7.5   9.0  
Father's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 39.9   30.3   15.3   10.2   2.2   5.2  
Used in Past Year 51.5   43.6   25.7   16.5   5.1   8.0  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 48.6   42.5   23.9   15.4   4.0   7.1  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 56.1   48.5   30.5   19.5   7.5   10.2  

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Table 3.12A Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Parental Alcohol Use and Household Structure: Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Parental Alcohol Use/
Household Structure1
Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month2
Heavy Use
in Past Month2
Dependence or Abuse in Past Year3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Estimates were created from mother-child and father-child pair data. For further details, see Section A.2 in Appendix A.
1 Parent was female in 60 percent of the cases.
2 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
3 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
4 Includes parent-child pairs reporting more than two parents in the household, which may occur because the definition of parent includes all biological, adoptive, step-, and foster relationships.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
MOTHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household            
No Use in Past Year 1,066   752   295   184   19   151  
Used in Past Year 2,482   2,097   1,239   761   242   427  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 1,004   883   572   322   80   147  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 798   678   422   272   101   145  
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 3,001   2,273   1,170   782   241   386  
Used in Past Year 9,111   7,859   4,676   3,059   886   1,285  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 4,755   4,200   2,471   1,586   477   694  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 1,981   1,716   1,113   767   267   295  
FATHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year *   *   *   18   3   *  
Used in Past Year 580   514   278   190   53   108  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 *   *   *   50   *   *  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 *   *   154   112   22   63  
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 2,494   1,887   967   647   144   334  
Used in Past Year 9,014   7,619   4,519   2,894   891   1,385  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 3,613   3,158   1,793   1,153   284   518  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 3,985   3,437   2,165   1,370   548   711  

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Table 3.12B Alcohol Use in the Lifetime, Past Year, and Past Month; Binge and Heavy Alcohol Use in the Past Month; and Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Parental Alcohol Use and Household Structure: Percentages, Annual Averages Based on 2002-2006
Parental Alcohol Use/
Household Structure1
Lifetime Use Past Year Use Past Month Use Binge Use
in Past Month2
Heavy Use
in Past Month2
Dependence or Abuse in Past Year3
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Estimates were created from mother-child and father-child pair data. For further details, see Section A.2 in Appendix A.
1 Parent was female in 60 percent of the cases.
2 Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days. Heavy Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days; all heavy alcohol users are also binge alcohol users.
3 Dependence or abuse is based on definitions found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
4 Includes parent-child pairs reporting more than two parents in the household, which may occur because the definition of parent includes all biological, adoptive, step-, and foster relationships.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
MOTHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household            
No Use in Past Year 45.3   31.9   12.5   7.8   0.8   6.4  
Used in Past Year 51.7   43.7   25.8   15.9   5.0   8.9  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 53.1   46.7   30.3   17.0   4.2   7.8  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 52.6   44.7   27.8   17.9   6.6   9.6  
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 37.4   28.3   14.6   9.7   3.0   4.8  
Used in Past Year 54.0   46.6   27.7   18.1   5.3   7.6  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 52.7   46.5   27.4   17.6   5.3   7.7  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 59.0   51.1   33.2   22.9   8.0   8.8  
FATHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year *   *   *   5.6   0.9   *  
Used in Past Year 57.5   50.9   27.5   18.8   5.2   10.7  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 *   *   *   15.0   *   *  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 *   *   33.0   23.8   4.7   13.4  
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 40.2   30.4   15.6   10.4   2.3   5.4  
Used in Past Year 51.1   43.2   25.6   16.4   5.1   7.9  
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use2 48.3   42.2   24.0   15.4   3.8   6.9  
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 55.8   48.1   30.3   19.2   7.7   9.9  

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Table 4.1A Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2006
Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
2 Respondents could indicate multiple locations for the last time they used alcohol; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive.
3 Some Other Place includes only valid responses from the other-specify questions, including these six most commonly reported locations.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1            
Alone 514   68   171   275   351   164  
With One Other Person 1,506   167   481   858   859   647  
With Two or More Other People 8,540   525   2,645   5,371   4,398   4,143  
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 580   39   251   290   295   285  
At Home 3,174   290   846   2,038   1,790   1,383  
At Someone Else's Home 5,606   335   1,985   3,287   2,910   2,696  
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 500   62   250   188   255   245  
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 990   35   120   836   400   590  
At a Concert or Sports Game 172   8   69   96   89   83  
At School 240   21   60   158   117   123  
At Some Other Place3 686   53   238   395   381   304  
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 199   18   70   112   87   112  
Outside; location not specified 98   12   46   40   66   32  
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 80   4   21   55   30   50  
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 40   3   20   18   18   23  
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 35   3   13   18   28   6  
Dorm Room 19   *   2   18   9   11  

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Table 4.1B Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Percentages, 2006
Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
2 Respondents could indicate multiple locations for the last time they used alcohol; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive.
3 Some Other Place includes only valid responses from the other-specify questions, including these six most commonly reported locations.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1            
Alone 4.9   9.0   5.2   4.2   6.3   3.3  
With One Other Person 14.3   21.9   14.6   13.2   15.3   13.1  
With Two or More Other People 80.9   69.1   80.2   82.6   78.4   83.6  
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 5.5   5.2   7.7   4.5   5.3   5.8  
At Home 30.3   38.8   26.0   31.4   32.2   28.1  
At Someone Else's Home 53.4   45.0   60.9   50.7   52.3   54.7  
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 4.8   8.3   7.7   2.9   4.6   5.0  
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 9.4   4.6   3.7   12.9   7.2   12.0  
At a Concert or Sports Game 1.6   1.0   2.1   1.5   1.6   1.7  
At School 2.3   2.8   1.9   2.4   2.1   2.5  
At Some Other Place3 6.6   7.2   7.5   6.2   7.0   6.3  
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 1.9   2.4   2.2   1.7   1.6   2.3  
Outside; location not specified 0.9   1.6   1.4   0.6   1.2   0.7  
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 0.8   0.6   0.7   0.9   0.5   1.0  
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 0.4   0.4   0.6   0.3   0.3   0.5  
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 0.3   0.4   0.4   0.3   0.5   0.1  
Dorm Room 0.2   *   0.1   0.3   0.2   0.2  

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Table 4.2 Mean Number of Drinks Consumed on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use, Age Group, and Gender: 2006
Social Context and Location of Last Alcohol Use TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Respondents with unknown responses to number of drinks consumed on last occasion of alcohol use were excluded.
1 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
2 Respondents could indicate multiple locations for the last time they used alcohol; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive.
3 Some Other Place includes only valid responses from the other-specify questions, including these six most commonly reported locations.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
TOTAL 4.5   2.8   4.3   4.8   5.3   3.7  
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1            
Alone 2.9   2.4   2.8   3.1   3.1   2.6  
With One Other Person 3.1   2.0   3.1   3.3   3.5   2.5  
With Two or More Other People 4.9   3.1   4.6   5.2   5.8   3.9  
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 5.1   3.2   4.9   5.5   5.7   4.4  
At Home 4.0   2.2   3.6   4.4   4.6   3.3  
At Someone Else's Home 4.9   3.4   4.7   5.2   5.8   4.0  
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 5.1   4.6   4.9   5.7   5.7   4.6  
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 4.6   2.1   4.4   4.7   5.5   4.0  
At a Concert or Sports Game 6.0   *   5.4   6.6   7.7   4.1  
At School 5.1   2.0   5.6   5.3   6.4   3.8  
At Some Other Place3 5.8   3.1   5.0   6.6   6.9   4.4  
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 5.3   2.8   4.5   6.1   6.2   4.6  
Outside; location not specified 6.1   4.0   5.0   8.0   7.5   3.4  
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 5.7   *   4.9   6.3   7.0   4.9  
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 3.5   *   2.9   4.5   4.2   3.0  
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 5.7   *   5.7   6.4   6.5   *  
Dorm Room 4.3   *   *   4.4   5.5   3.2  

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Table 4.3A Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month1 TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
UNDERAGE DRINKER PAID 3,269   50   772   2,448   2,052   1,217  
Purchased It Himself or Herself 983   9   178   796   640   343  
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 763   7   119   636   508   255  
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 497   7   84   406   356   141  
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 254   *   29   225   141   113  
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 10   *   5   5   10   0  
From Another Person 94   1   35   58   63   30  
From Person under Age 21 30   *   18   12   18   12  
From Person Aged 21 or Older 63   1   17   45   46   17  
Purchased by Someone Else 2,271   40   589   1,642   1,404   868  
Parent or Guardian 71   3   16   52   48   22  
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 254   2   44   208   145   109  
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 1,577   22   384   1,170   943   634  
Someone under Age 21 310   11   121   178   225   85  
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 7,284   705   2,519   4,061   3,542   3,742  
Got It from Parent or Guardian 652   121   253   277   316   336  
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 854   93   282   478   465   389  
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 2,637   97   632   1,908   1,200   1,437  
Got It from Someone under Age 21 1,449   124   626   698   677   772  
Took It from Own Home 396   106   157   132   202   193  
Took It from Someone Else's Home 296   47   148   102   157   139  
Got It Some Other Way 675   71   278   326   343   332  
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 313   35   156   122   140   173  

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Table 4.3B Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Percentages, 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month1 TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
UNDERAGE DRINKER PAID 31.0   6.6   23.5   37.6   36.7   24.5  
Purchased It Himself or Herself 9.3   1.2   5.4   12.2   11.5   6.9  
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 7.3   1.0   3.7   9.9   9.2   5.2  
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 4.8   1.0   2.6   6.3   6.5   2.9  
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 2.4   *   0.9   3.5   2.5   2.3  
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 0.1   *   0.2   0.1   0.2   0.0  
From Another Person 0.9   0.1   1.1   0.9   1.1   0.6  
From Person under Age 21 0.3   *   0.6   0.2   0.3   0.2  
From Person Aged 21 or Older 0.6   0.1   0.5   0.7   0.8   0.3  
Purchased by Someone Else 21.6   5.3   17.9   25.3   25.1   17.5  
Parent or Guardian 0.7   0.4   0.5   0.8   0.9   0.5  
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 2.4   0.2   1.4   3.2   2.6   2.2  
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 15.0   3.0   11.8   18.1   17.0   12.8  
Someone under Age 21 3.0   1.5   3.7   2.8   4.1   1.7  
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 69.0   93.4   76.5   62.4   63.3   75.5  
Got It from Parent or Guardian 6.4   17.1   8.0   4.4   5.8   7.0  
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 8.3   13.1   9.0   7.5   8.6   8.1  
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 25.8   13.7   20.1   30.0   22.2   29.8  
Got It from Someone under Age 21 14.2   17.5   19.9   11.0   12.5   16.0  
Took It from Own Home 3.9   15.0   5.0   2.1   3.7   4.0  
Took It from Someone Else's Home 2.9   6.6   4.7   1.6   2.9   2.9  
Got It Some Other Way 6.6   10.0   8.8   5.1   6.3   6.9  
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 3.1   4.9   5.0   1.9   2.6   3.6  

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Table 4.4 Mean Number of Drinks Consumed on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month, Age Group, and Gender: 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Used in the Past Month1 TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
NOTE: Respondents with unknown responses to number of drinks consumed on last occasion of alcohol use were excluded.
1 Respondents with unknown responses to the questions on source of last alcohol use were excluded.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
TOTAL 4.5   2.8   4.3   4.8   5.3   3.7  
UNDERAGE DRINKER PAID 5.9   4.8   6.1   5.9   6.8   4.5  
Purchased It Himself or Herself 5.7   *   6.0   5.7   6.5   4.2  
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 5.7   *   6.1   5.6   6.5   4.2  
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 6.0   *   6.5   6.0   6.7   4.3  
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 4.8   *   5.0   4.8   5.5   4.0  
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 9.8   *   *   *   *   *  
From Another Person 6.6   *   6.0   7.0   7.2   5.4  
From Person under Age 21 8.0   *   5.7   11.5   9.3   6.0  
From Person Aged 21 or Older 6.0   *   6.3   5.8   6.4   4.9  
Purchased by Someone Else 6.0   4.9   6.1   6.0   6.8   4.6  
Parent or Guardian 4.9   *   5.3   4.8   5.5   3.6  
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 5.2   *   5.4   5.1   6.3   3.8  
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 6.1   4.4   6.3   6.1   7.0   4.8  
Someone under Age 21 6.1   *   5.7   6.5   6.7   4.6  
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 3.9   2.7   3.7   4.2   4.4   3.4  
Got It from Parent or Guardian 2.5   1.7   2.1   3.2   2.8   2.2  
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 3.8   2.4   3.6   4.3   4.2   3.3  
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 4.1   3.5   4.1   4.2   4.9   3.6  
Got It from Someone under Age 21 4.2   3.1   3.9   4.7   4.7   3.8  
Took It from Own Home 2.9   2.5   3.5   2.6   3.3   2.5  
Took It from Someone Else's Home 3.8   2.2   4.0   4.3   3.7   4.0  
Got It Some Other Way 4.4   3.4   4.3   4.7   4.9   3.9  
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 3.9   3.6   4.1   3.7   4.2   3.7  

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Table 4.5A Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month and Illicit Drugs Used in the Past Month with Alcohol or within 2 Hours of Alcohol Use on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Numbers in Thousands, 2006
Drug TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
Used Specified Drug Anytime in the Past Month
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Illicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana include cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically.
2 Refers to nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3 Estimate includes responses to the core Stimulants module with imputations for unknown responses, as well as additional questions in the noncore Special Drugs module for respondents who initially did not report methamphetamine use in the core module because they did not consider methamphetamine to be a prescription drug.
4 Respondents could indicate multiple other drugs used with alcohol; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive. Respondents with unknown responses to questions about other drugs used with alcohol were excluded.
5 Estimate is based responses to the core Stimulants module without imputations for unknown responses, as well as additional questions in the noncore Special Drugs module for respondents who initially did not report methamphetamine use in the core module, as described in footnote 3.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.  
ILLICIT DRUGS1 3,871   205   1,261   2,404   2,145   1,726  
Marijuana or Hashish 3,244   126   1,056   2,062   1,823   1,421  
Cocaine (Including Crack) 416   14   77   325   236   181  
Heroin 37   5   7   25   24   12  
Hallucinogens 423   22   105   295   224   198  
Inhalants 234   46   118   70   121   113  
Pain Relievers2 957   68   280   609   522   435  
Tranquilizers2 329   9   84   237   160   169  
Stimulants2 264   15   69   181   123   141  
Methamphetamine3 101   1   23   77   45   56  
Sedatives2 39   4   13   23   16   23  
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 1,812   124   521   1,167   964   849  
Drug4 Used Specified Drug with Alcohol or within 2 Hours of Alcohol Use on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use in the Past Month
ILLICIT DRUGS1 1,701   42   523   1,135   1,035   666  
Marijuana or Hashish 1,594   37   500   1,058   967   627  
Cocaine (Including Crack) 70   2   16   52   42   28  
Heroin 2   *   1   1   2   0  
Hallucinogens 21   *   10   11   13   8  
Inhalants 13   2   10   1   6   7  
Pain Relievers2 128   4   28   95   70   58  
Tranquilizers2 26   *   7   20   17   9  
Stimulants2 15   *   4   11   8   7  
Methamphetamine5 22   *   4   18   14   8  
Sedatives2 1   *   1   *   *   1  
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 267   9   67   191   157   109  

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Table 4.5B Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month and Illicit Drugs Used in the Past Month with Alcohol or within 2 Hours of Alcohol Use on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Percentages, 2006
Drug TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12-14 15-17 18-20 Male Female
Used Specified Drug Anytime in the Past Month
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1 Illicit Drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana include cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically.
2 Refers to nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3 Estimate includes responses to the core Stimulants module with imputations for unknown responses, as well as additional questions in the noncore Special Drugs module for respondents who initially did not report methamphetamine use in the core module because they did not consider methamphetamine to be a prescription drug.
4 Respondents could indicate multiple other drugs used with alcohol; thus, these response categories are not mutually exclusive. Respondents with unknown responses to questions about other drugs used with alcohol were excluded.
5 Estimate is based responses to the core Stimulants module without imputations for unknown responses, as well as additional questions in the noncore Special Drugs module for respondents who initially did not report methamphetamine use in the core module, as described in footnote 3.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.  
ILLICIT DRUGS1 35.8   25.2   37.0   36.4   37.3   34.0  
Marijuana or Hashish 30.0   15.5   31.0   31.2   31.7   28.0  
Cocaine (Including Crack) 3.8   1.7   2.3   4.9   4.1   3.6  
Heroin 0.3   0.6   0.2   0.4   0.4   0.2  
Hallucinogens 3.9   2.7   3.1   4.5   3.9   3.9  
Inhalants 2.2   5.7   3.5   1.1   2.1   2.2  
Pain Relievers2 8.8   8.4   8.2   9.2   9.1   8.6  
Tranquilizers2 3.0   1.1   2.5   3.6   2.8   3.3  
Stimulants2 2.4   1.8   2.0   2.7   2.1   2.8  
Methamphetamine3 0.9   0.1   0.7   1.2   0.8   1.1  
Sedatives2 0.4   0.5   0.4   0.3   0.3   0.5  
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 16.74   15.2   15.3   17.7   16.8   16.7  
Drug4 Used Specified Drug with Alcohol or within 2 Hours of Alcohol Use on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use in the Past Month
ILLICIT DRUGS1 16.0   5.4   15.7   17.4   18.3   13.4  
Marijuana or Hashish 15.0   4.6   15.1   16.3   17.2   12.6  
Cocaine (Including Crack) 0.7   0.3   0.5   0.8   0.7   0.6  
Heroin 0.0   *   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0  
Hallucinogens 0.2   *   0.3   0.2   0.2   0.2  
Inhalants 0.1   0.2   0.3   0.0   0.1   0.1  
Pain Relievers2 1.2   0.6   0.8   1.5   1.2   1.2  
Tranquilizers2 0.2   *   0.2   0.3   0.3   0.2  
Stimulants2 0.1   *   0.1   0.2   0.1   0.1  
Methamphetamine5 0.2   *   0.1   0.3   0.2   0.2  
Sedatives2 0.0   *   0.0   *   *   0.0  
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 2.5   1.1   2.0   2.9   2.8   2.2  

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