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Table 2.1C 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: Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2006
Gender/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 286 286 272 286 282
Past Year Use 250 253 246 268 260
Past Month Use 188 196 191 208 208
Binge Alcohol Use1 150 158 160 170 163
Heavy Alcohol Use1 76 79 98 86 93
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 97 100 100 106 101
MALE          
Lifetime Use 179 183 177 184 185
Past Year Use 158 166 162 171 171
Past Month Use 124 134 130 137 138
Binge Alcohol Use1 107 114 115 123 117
Heavy Alcohol Use1 59 59 70 67 73
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 70 72 73 75 72
FEMALE          
Lifetime Use 180 170 170 180 169
Past Year Use 160 159 155 171 156
Past Month Use 118 123 119 128 125
Binge Alcohol Use1 85 89 93 92 92
Heavy Alcohol Use1 41 43 50 44 46
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 62 61 58 63 61
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Table 2.1D 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: Standard Errors of Percentages, 2002-2006
Gender/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 0.40 0.43 0.41 0.41 0.42
Past Year Use 0.41 0.44 0.41 0.43 0.43
Past Month Use 0.39 0.41 0.39 0.41 0.42
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.34 0.36 0.36 0.37 0.36
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.19 0.20 0.24 0.21 0.23
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.23 0.25 0.24 0.24 0.24
MALE          
Lifetime Use 0.55 0.53 0.56 0.55 0.53
Past Year Use 0.56 0.57 0.56 0.56 0.56
Past Month Use 0.52 0.53 0.55 0.53 0.53
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.48 0.49 0.52 0.51 0.49
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.29 0.29 0.34 0.32 0.35
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.34 0.35 0.35 0.34 0.33
FEMALE          
Lifetime Use 0.51 0.59 0.55 0.56 0.58
Past Year Use 0.53 0.62 0.55 0.58 0.58
Past Month Use 0.50 0.57 0.51 0.54 0.56
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.43 0.44 0.44 0.43 0.45
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.22 0.23 0.26 0.22 0.24
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.32 0.31 0.29 0.31 0.31
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Table 2.1P 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: P Values from Tests of Differences of Percentages, 2006 Versus 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005
Gender/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 0.0001 0.0014 0.0888 0.9167  
Past Year Use 0.1168 0.2542 0.4307 0.7632  
Past Month Use 0.4270 0.2707 0.5114 0.8370  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.5122 0.6874 0.2110 0.7139  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.9830 0.8557 0.7307 0.5246  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.1393 0.6749 0.1564 0.4229  
MALE          
Lifetime Use 0.0017 0.2084 0.2529 0.6348  
Past Year Use 0.4578 0.5966 0.7565 0.6329  
Past Month Use 0.5949 0.3851 0.6042 0.7092  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.4486 0.5242 0.2636 0.9246  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.6411 0.8857 0.5935 0.5132  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.0047 0.4930 0.0124 0.3832  
FEMALE          
Lifetime Use 0.0038 0.0004 0.1604 0.5185  
Past Year Use 0.0977 0.0267 0.3785 0.3529  
Past Month Use 0.4795 0.4157 0.6273 0.9300  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.7697 0.9861 0.4155 0.5297  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.6113 0.9821 0.9773 0.9058  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.4011 0.9270 0.5156 0.7303  
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Table 2.2C 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: Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, 2002-2006
Age Group/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 77 77 82 75 69
Past Year Use 65 64 68 65 57
Past Month Use 40 40 42 39 37
Binge Alcohol Use1 29 27 31 28 26
Heavy Alcohol Use1 13 11 11 11 9
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 23 22 22 20 18
AGE 15 TO 17          
Lifetime Use 131 129 137 134 130
Past Year Use 115 113 123 122 116
Past Month Use 77 86 86 82 83
Binge Alcohol Use1 65 67 71 61 67
Heavy Alcohol Use1 29 33 35 30 32
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 50 46 49 48 47
AGE 18 TO 20          
Lifetime Use 215 208 210 222 230
Past Year Use 197 195 197 212 216
Past Month Use 163 163 162 180 180
Binge Alcohol Use1 129 134 138 151 142
Heavy Alcohol Use1 70 69 84 78 86
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 79 81 82 87 85
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Table 2.2D 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: Standard Errors of Percentages, 2002-2006
Age Group/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 0.50 0.53 0.52 0.50 0.49
Past Year Use 0.47 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.44
Past Month Use 0.31 0.30 0.31 0.30 0.30
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.23 0.21 0.24 0.22 0.21
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.11 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.08
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.16 0.14
AGE 15 TO 17          
Lifetime Use 0.59 0.57 0.62 0.63 0.63
Past Year Use 0.59 0.61 0.62 0.64 0.63
Past Month Use 0.52 0.57 0.55 0.53 0.53
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.48 0.48 0.49 0.44 0.46
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.23 0.25 0.27 0.23 0.24
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.38 0.35 0.36 0.35 0.34
AGE 18 TO 20          
Lifetime Use 0.61 0.58 0.62 0.59 0.63
Past Year Use 0.73 0.69 0.71 0.70 0.71
Past Month Use 0.82 0.79 0.78 0.84 0.78
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.75 0.77 0.79 0.80 0.76
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.49 0.49 0.59 0.51 0.58
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.54 0.55 0.57 0.54 0.55
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Table 2.2P 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: P Values from Tests of Differences of Percentages, 2006 Versus 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005
Age Group/Alcohol Measure 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
1Binge 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.
2Dependence 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 0.0001 0.0143 0.0328 0.6811  
Past Year Use 0.0280 0.1632 0.1244 0.6861  
Past Month Use 0.0563 0.0840 0.2815 0.6139  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.1120 0.3572 0.6080 0.9328  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.0621 0.3269 0.3747 0.4523  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.2992 0.0626 0.2286 0.9384  
AGE 15 TO 17          
Lifetime Use 0.0000 0.0000 0.0004 0.0898  
Past Year Use 0.0000 0.0009 0.0143 0.1587  
Past Month Use 0.0032 0.0065 0.0031 0.5747  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.1474 0.1711 0.0036 0.4653  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.3788 0.1567 0.0818 0.8332  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.0218 0.0642 0.0064 0.2675  
AGE 18 TO 20          
Lifetime Use 0.2574 0.2510 0.9091 0.3954  
Past Year Use 0.6417 0.6889 0.9347 0.4953  
Past Month Use 0.5930 0.9356 0.6663 0.6596  
Binge Alcohol Use1 0.8029 0.9773 0.5785 0.9745  
Heavy Alcohol Use1 0.6871 0.4334 0.8803 0.3315  
Past Year Dependence or Abuse2 0.5361 0.4566 0.7680 0.6817  
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Table 3.1C 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: Standard Errors of 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 133 121 95 77 41 47
GENDER            
Male 85 78 62 54 31 33
Female 82 76 58 43 21 29
AGE            
12 12 10 5 4 1 3
13 19 16 10 7 2 5
14 23 20 13 10 4 8
15 29 25 18 14 6 10
16 33 29 22 17 8 12
17 34 31 23 19 10 14
18 49 46 37 31 17 19
19 51 48 40 33 18 21
20 51 49 42 35 20 21
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 67 61 51 44 27 26
Female, White, Not Hispanic 64 60 47 36 19 24
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 31 25 18 13 6 9
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 32 27 17 10 3 7
Male, Hispanic 37 33 25 22 12 15
Female, Hispanic 33 29 22 16 7 12
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Table 3.1D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.17 0.10 0.11
GENDER            
Male 0.25 0.27 0.25 0.23 0.15 0.15
Female 0.26 0.27 0.25 0.21 0.11 0.14
AGE            
12 0.28 0.23 0.13 0.09 0.02 0.07
13 0.39 0.34 0.23 0.16 0.06 0.11
14 0.42 0.39 0.29 0.23 0.10 0.17
15 0.46 0.45 0.36 0.29 0.13 0.23
16 0.47 0.48 0.44 0.37 0.19 0.28
17 0.45 0.48 0.45 0.41 0.24 0.32
18 0.44 0.51 0.54 0.50 0.35 0.37
19 0.47 0.53 0.60 0.60 0.39 0.43
20 0.41 0.52 0.59 0.59 0.43 0.43
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.29 0.20 0.19
Female, White, Not Hispanic 0.30 0.32 0.32 0.27 0.16 0.19
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 0.65 0.61 0.52 0.41 0.20 0.31
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 0.68 0.63 0.48 0.31 0.10 0.23
Male, Hispanic 0.62 0.67 0.62 0.58 0.34 0.42
Female, Hispanic 0.66 0.70 0.59 0.48 0.22 0.36
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Table 3.2C 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: Standard Errors of 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).
3Totals 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 133 121 95 77 41 47
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO3 124 112 87 70 38 42
White 106 98 79 65 37 38
Black or African American 49 40 26 16 6 11
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 8 6 4 2 3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 6 4 4 2 3
Asian 26 23 16 11 4 8
Chinese 13 12 7 4 2 3
Filipino 10 9 7 6 2 3
Japanese 5 4 3 2 1 1
Indian 9 9 7 4 1 4
Korean 8 7 5 4 2 3
Vietnamese 9 7 5 2 1 2
HISPANIC OR LATINO3 54 46 34 28 13 20
Mexican 46 39 27 23 12 17
Puerto Rican 16 14 10 8 3 5
Central or South American 16 14 11 10 4 5
Cuban 7 7 5 4 2 3
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Table 3.2D 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: Standard Errors of 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).
3Totals 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 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.17 0.10 0.11
NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO3 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.19 0.11 0.12
White 0.23 0.24 0.24 0.22 0.14 0.14
Black or African American 0.49 0.46 0.37 0.27 0.12 0.19
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.96 1.74 1.64 1.30 0.71 1.12
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3.14 3.34 2.77 2.52 1.39 2.15
Asian 1.14 1.08 0.87 0.62 0.25 0.48
Chinese 2.78 2.70 1.87 1.15 0.65 0.99
Filipino 2.57 2.65 2.11 1.99 0.55 1.14
Japanese 5.09 5.04 3.93 2.79 1.05 1.03
Indian 2.20 2.18 1.90 1.23 0.33 1.04
Korean 3.18 3.07 2.67 2.02 0.88 1.72
Vietnamese 3.43 3.35 2.49 1.32 0.55 1.17
HISPANIC OR LATINO3 0.46 0.48 0.42 0.39 0.21 0.29
Mexican 0.57 0.59 0.49 0.45 0.26 0.35
Puerto Rican 1.29 1.30 1.20 1.01 0.46 0.71
Central or South American 1.40 1.42 1.39 1.24 0.53 0.74
Cuban 2.33 2.30 2.25 1.94 1.10 1.43
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Table 3.3C 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: Standard Errors of 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 34 28 18 13 5 10
GENDER            
Male 24 19 12 9 3 7
Female 23 20 13 9 4 7
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 30 25 16 11 4 8
White 26 22 14 9 4 7
Black or African American 13 10 6 4 1 3
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 2 2 1 0 1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 2 1 1 0 0
Asian 7 5 3 2 1 1
Two or More Races 4 4 2 1 1 1
Hispanic or Latino 17 15 9 7 3 5
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 18 15 9 6 2 5
Female, White, Not Hispanic 18 16 11 7 3 5
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 9 7 4 3 1 2
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 9 7 4 3 1 2
Male, Hispanic 12 10 7 6 3 4
Female, Hispanic 12 10 6 4 2 3
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Table 3.3D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.22 0.20 0.14 0.10 0.04 0.08
GENDER            
Male 0.31 0.27 0.18 0.14 0.05 0.10
Female 0.32 0.29 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.11
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.23 0.21 0.15 0.10 0.04 0.08
White 0.27 0.25 0.18 0.12 0.05 0.09
Black or African American 0.56 0.46 0.28 0.19 0.04 0.14
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.53 2.31 1.91 1.50 0.53 0.84
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3.99 3.96 2.57 2.40 0.09 1.15
Asian 1.21 0.97 0.63 0.43 0.11 0.27
Two or More Races 1.67 1.50 0.89 0.61 0.46 0.46
Hispanic or Latino 0.64 0.59 0.40 0.33 0.13 0.23
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 0.38 0.34 0.22 0.15 0.06 0.12
Female, White, Not Hispanic 0.39 0.37 0.27 0.18 0.08 0.14
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 0.81 0.62 0.36 0.25 0.07 0.17
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 0.81 0.66 0.41 0.29 0.06 0.21
Male, Hispanic 0.92 0.82 0.58 0.50 0.22 0.35
Female, Hispanic 0.85 0.79 0.54 0.40 0.15 0.29
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Table 3.4C 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: Standard Errors of 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 60 53 37 30 14 22
GENDER            
Male 40 36 26 21 11 15
Female 39 36 27 21 9 16
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 55 48 34 27 13 20
White 47 44 31 26 12 18
Black or African American 23 18 11 8 3 6
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 3 2 2 1 2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 3 2 1 1 1
Asian 12 11 6 5 1 3
Two or More Races 6 5 4 4 2 3
Hispanic or Latino 27 23 17 13 6 10
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 31 29 21 18 10 12
Female, White, Not Hispanic 32 30 22 17 8 13
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 15 12 8 6 2 4
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 14 12 8 5 1 3
Male, Hispanic 18 16 11 9 5 7
Female, Hispanic 18 17 12 9 4 8
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Table 3.4D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.27 0.28 0.25 0.22 0.11 0.16
GENDER            
Male 0.38 0.38 0.33 0.29 0.17 0.21
Female 0.38 0.39 0.37 0.31 0.14 0.24
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.30 0.30 0.27 0.23 0.12 0.17
White 0.32 0.34 0.31 0.28 0.15 0.21
Black or African American 0.74 0.68 0.54 0.40 0.14 0.29
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.28 2.97 2.68 2.58 1.21 2.46
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4.83 5.22 3.62 2.38 1.66 2.05
Asian 1.65 1.66 1.12 0.88 0.27 0.64
Two or More Races 1.99 2.03 1.96 1.75 0.97 1.69
Hispanic or Latino 0.78 0.82 0.72 0.59 0.29 0.48
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 0.45 0.47 0.41 0.38 0.22 0.27
Female, White, Not Hispanic 0.44 0.47 0.46 0.40 0.20 0.31
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 1.00 0.93 0.76 0.62 0.26 0.46
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 0.99 0.93 0.75 0.49 0.12 0.36
Male, Hispanic 1.06 1.10 0.96 0.82 0.45 0.61
Female, Hispanic 1.08 1.16 1.01 0.83 0.37 0.70
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Table 3.5C 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: Standard Errors of 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 103 98 82 67 37 38
GENDER            
Male 66 63 53 47 28 28
Female 63 59 48 35 19 22
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 94 90 75 61 35 35
White 81 78 67 57 34 32
Black or African American 33 30 21 13 6 9
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 5 4 3 1 2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 5 4 4 2 3
Asian 21 19 14 9 3 6
Two or More Races 7 7 6 5 3 4
Hispanic or Latino 36 31 26 22 12 15
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 51 48 43 39 24 22
Female, White, Not Hispanic 49 47 39 30 17 19
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 21 19 14 10 5 8
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 23 21 14 7 3 5
Male, Hispanic 27 25 21 19 10 13
Female, Hispanic 21 19 15 12 5 8
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Table 3.5D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.28 0.33 0.37 0.36 0.25 0.24
GENDER            
Male 0.37 0.44 0.48 0.49 0.36 0.36
Female 0.41 0.47 0.51 0.45 0.28 0.31
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.29 0.33 0.39 0.39 0.28 0.26
White 0.30 0.35 0.43 0.44 0.34 0.31
Black or African American 0.74 0.80 0.76 0.60 0.33 0.48
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.59 3.69 3.56 3.05 1.59 2.73
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4.43 5.17 4.99 4.92 3.11 4.59
Asian 1.88 2.03 1.83 1.36 0.59 1.05
Two or More Races 1.63 1.91 2.42 2.46 1.98 2.25
Hispanic or Latino 0.71 0.82 0.88 0.83 0.52 0.63
GENDER/RACE/HISPANIC ORIGIN            
Male, White, Not Hispanic 0.40 0.46 0.54 0.57 0.47 0.45
Female, White, Not Hispanic 0.43 0.50 0.60 0.56 0.39 0.41
Male, Black, Not Hispanic 1.12 1.21 1.15 0.97 0.56 0.77
Female, Black, Not Hispanic 1.06 1.17 1.02 0.73 0.29 0.57
Male, Hispanic 0.98 1.15 1.29 1.24 0.84 0.96
Female, Hispanic 1.13 1.24 1.23 1.05 0.53 0.75
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Table 3.6C 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: Standard Errors of 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 133 121 95 77 41 47
FAMILY INCOME            
Less Than $20,000 92 85 70 56 30 30
$20,000 - $49,999 63 57 42 33 17 22
$50,000 - $74,999 43 39 29 23 12 16
$75,000 or More 67 61 45 35 19 23
GEOGRAPHIC REGION            
Northeast 51 49 43 35 19 19
Midwest 54 51 42 36 19 20
South 90 79 58 45 24 29
West 64 60 45 36 19 22
COUNTY TYPE            
Metropolitan 127 115 89 72 37 43
Large Metropolitan 105 94 69 54 27 33
Small Metropolitan 85 78 62 50 27 29
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 68 61 49 39 21 23
< 250K Pop. 56 52 41 32 18 18
Nonmetropolitan 60 53 40 31 17 19
Urbanized (Urban Pop. ≥ 20K) 48 43 32 25 14 14
Rural (Urban Pop. < 20K) 49 43 30 23 10 13
Urban Pop. 2,500-19,999 46 41 29 22 9 11
Urban Pop. < 2,500 22 18 11 9 4 6
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Table 3.6D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.17 0.10 0.11
FAMILY INCOME            
Less Than $20,000 0.46 0.50 0.52 0.46 0.29 0.27
$20,000 - $49,999 0.30 0.31 0.27 0.23 0.13 0.17
$50,000 - $74,999 0.41 0.40 0.36 0.32 0.18 0.22
$75,000 or More 0.35 0.35 0.32 0.27 0.17 0.20
GEOGRAPHIC REGION            
Northeast 0.42 0.46 0.48 0.43 0.27 0.26
Midwest 0.37 0.39 0.38 0.36 0.21 0.21
South 0.33 0.34 0.33 0.28 0.17 0.18
West 0.44 0.45 0.38 0.34 0.20 0.23
COUNTY TYPE            
Metropolitan 0.21 0.23 0.22 0.19 0.11 0.12
Large Metropolitan 0.27 0.28 0.26 0.23 0.13 0.15
Small Metropolitan 0.35 0.38 0.39 0.35 0.21 0.21
250K - 1 Mil. Pop. 0.42 0.46 0.48 0.43 0.25 0.25
< 250K Pop. 0.62 0.67 0.69 0.61 0.40 0.39
Nonmetropolitan 0.43 0.44 0.43 0.37 0.23 0.25
Urbanized (Urban Pop. ≥ 20K) 0.72 0.74 0.73 0.62 0.43 0.40
Rural (Urban Pop. < 20K) 0.56 0.58 0.53 0.46 0.24 0.30
Urban Pop. 2,500-19,999 0.63 0.64 0.58 0.52 0.27 0.31
Urban Pop. < 2,500 1.18 1.25 1.08 0.94 0.56 0.77
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Table 3.7C 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 127 115 89 72 37 43
AGE            
12 to 14 32 26 17 12 4 9
15 to 17 58 51 35 28 13 20
18 to 20 94 90 75 62 34 35
GENDER            
Male 80 72 57 50 28 31
Female 78 72 55 40 20 26
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 117 106 81 65 35 38
White 99 92 73 60 34 35
Black or African American 47 38 25 15 6 10
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 5 4 3 1 3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 6 4 4 2 3
Asian 26 23 16 11 4 8
Two or More Races 10 10 7 6 4 5
Hispanic or Latino 52 44 33 27 13 19
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Table 3.7D 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 0.21 0.23 0.22 0.19 0.11 0.12
AGE            
12 to 14 0.25 0.22 0.15 0.11 0.04 0.08
15 to 17 0.31 0.31 0.28 0.24 0.12 0.18
18 to 20 0.31 0.36 0.41 0.41 0.27 0.27
GENDER            
Male 0.28 0.30 0.28 0.26 0.16 0.17
Female 0.29 0.30 0.28 0.23 0.12 0.16
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.21 0.13 0.13
White 0.27 0.29 0.29 0.26 0.17 0.16
Black or African American 0.53 0.48 0.38 0.28 0.12 0.20
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.96 2.90 2.79 2.06 0.87 1.94
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3.41 3.65 3.00 2.72 1.52 2.31
Asian 1.16 1.11 0.89 0.64 0.25 0.49
Two or More Races 1.48 1.43 1.26 1.10 0.77 0.99
Hispanic or Latino 0.48 0.50 0.44 0.40 0.21 0.30
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Table 3.8C 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 48 43 32 25 14 14
AGE            
12 to 14 9 8 4 3 2 3
15 to 17 18 16 10 8 4 5
18 to 20 36 34 28 22 13 12
GENDER            
Male 29 26 21 17 10 9
Female 26 23 16 11 6 8
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 46 42 31 24 13 14
White 41 37 29 22 13 13
Black or African American 12 10 7 5 2 4
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 3 2 1 1 1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 2 2 2 1 * 1
Two or More Races 3 3 2 1 1 1
Hispanic or Latino 9 8 6 5 3 3
71212
Table 3.8D 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 0.72 0.74 0.73 0.62 0.43 0.40
AGE            
12 to 14 0.83 0.78 0.48 0.35 0.19 0.29
15 to 17 0.92 0.98 0.86 0.78 0.44 0.56
18 to 20 0.83 0.93 1.16 1.16 0.97 0.81
GENDER            
Male 0.93 0.96 0.96 0.87 0.59 0.54
Female 0.88 0.88 0.81 0.63 0.45 0.54
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.75 0.76 0.77 0.65 0.45 0.41
White 0.81 0.81 0.82 0.73 0.52 0.46
Black or African American 2.10 2.15 1.93 1.39 0.63 1.18
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.51 4.29 2.84 2.94 2.16 2.80
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian 4.94 4.85 4.61 3.63 * 3.11
Two or More Races 3.05 3.06 2.38 2.10 1.68 1.72
Hispanic or Latino 1.95 2.13 1.88 1.64 1.21 1.36
71212
Table 3.9C 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 49 43 30 23 10 13
AGE            
12 to 14 12 10 6 5 2 3
15 to 17 22 20 13 10 4 7
18 to 20 31 29 22 17 9 9
GENDER            
Male 29 26 19 16 8 9
Female 28 24 17 12 5 8
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 46 41 28 22 9 12
White 40 35 26 20 9 11
Black or African American 13 12 7 5 2 3
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 6 4 2 1 2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian * * * * * *
Two or More Races 2 2 2 1 1 1
Hispanic or Latino 12 10 7 7 3 4
71212
Table 3.9D 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 0.56 0.58 0.53 0.46 0.24 0.30
AGE            
12 to 14 0.69 0.65 0.47 0.38 0.14 0.25
15 to 17 0.81 0.81 0.67 0.58 0.31 0.49
18 to 20 0.86 1.03 1.11 0.96 0.60 0.64
GENDER            
Male 0.71 0.75 0.67 0.62 0.38 0.40
Female 0.77 0.79 0.74 0.58 0.25 0.42
HISPANIC ORIGIN AND RACE            
Not Hispanic or Latino 0.58 0.60 0.55 0.48 0.24 0.29
White 0.54 0.57 0.56 0.49 0.27 0.31
Black or African American 2.07 2.18 1.59 1.14 0.49 0.81
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.93 2.41 2.40 2.10 1.06 1.35
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * *
Asian * * * * * *
Two or More Races 3.97 4.01 3.44 3.20 1.59 2.32
Hispanic or Latino 1.89 1.89 1.71 1.90 1.22 1.48
71130
Table 3.10C 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: Standard Errors of 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 133 121 95 77 41 47
Alabama 16 13 10 8 5 4
Alaska 2 2 1 1 1 1
Arizona 16 16 11 9 5 5
Arkansas 12 11 9 7 3 4
California 52 48 37 30 15 18
Colorado 17 15 11 7 4 5
Connecticut 13 12 11 9 4 6
Delaware 3 3 3 2 1 1
District of Columbia 2 2 1 1 1 0
Florida 36 32 25 20 10 12
Georgia 35 29 20 14 8 11
Hawaii 4 3 2 1 1 1
Idaho 5 4 3 3 2 2
Illinois 23 21 16 14 7 8
Indiana 22 21 18 15 9 8
Iowa 11 11 10 10 6 5
Kansas 8 8 6 6 3 5
Kentucky 14 13 8 7 3 3
Louisiana 14 12 9 7 4 6
Maine 4 4 3 2 1 1
Maryland 17 15 15 9 4 5
Massachusetts 23 26 24 20 12 10
Michigan 21 20 17 14 6 7
Minnesota 14 13 11 8 4 6
Mississippi 12 10 7 5 3 3
Missouri 17 15 13 11 6 7
Montana 3 3 2 2 1 2
Nebraska 7 6 5 3 2 2
Nevada 7 7 4 3 2 2
New Hampshire 5 5 4 4 2 2
New Jersey 23 21 19 15 6 7
New Mexico 8 7 6 5 2 3
New York 29 28 23 19 10 11
North Carolina 30 26 19 16 8 9
North Dakota 3 2 2 2 1 1
Ohio 18 17 14 11 6 7
Oklahoma 13 11 8 7 3 5
Oregon 13 11 8 7 3 5
Pennsylvania 19 18 15 12 7 7
Rhode Island 5 5 4 3 2 2
South Carolina 18 15 13 10 4 6
South Dakota 3 3 2 2 1 1
Tennessee 28 24 15 11 6 8
Texas 38 34 24 19 11 13
Utah 9 9 7 6 3 4
Vermont 4 3 3 3 1 1
Virginia 24 21 18 15 8 9
Washington 19 19 14 11 7 7
West Virginia 5 5 4 3 2 2
Wisconsin 20 20 16 14 7 7
Wyoming 3 3 2 1 1 1
71130
Table 3.10D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.17 0.10 0.11
Alabama 1.33 1.62 1.52 1.26 0.94 0.67
Alaska 1.26 1.12 0.90 0.80 0.68 0.72
Arizona 1.60 1.79 1.38 1.17 0.70 0.73
Arkansas 1.64 1.85 1.73 1.62 0.83 0.98
California 0.65 0.67 0.59 0.52 0.30 0.35
Colorado 1.64 1.45 1.43 1.07 0.73 0.77
Connecticut 1.42 1.60 1.62 1.69 0.75 1.15
Delaware 1.57 1.56 1.64 1.47 0.88 0.66
District of Columbia 1.39 1.66 1.57 1.51 1.17 0.61
Florida 0.87 0.85 0.85 0.76 0.43 0.49
Georgia 1.52 1.44 1.34 1.04 0.64 0.80
Hawaii 1.22 1.35 1.07 0.87 0.46 0.74
Idaho 1.78 1.83 1.62 1.34 0.88 0.91
Illinois 0.76 0.78 0.76 0.70 0.42 0.45
Indiana 1.56 1.74 1.66 1.52 0.95 0.80
Iowa 2.04 2.11 2.35 2.26 1.46 1.25
Kansas 1.51 1.80 1.60 1.55 0.87 1.35
Kentucky 1.42 1.54 1.08 0.96 0.60 0.53
Louisiana 1.30 1.21 1.29 0.94 0.68 0.89
Maine 1.53 1.52 1.30 1.23 0.70 0.59
Maryland 1.28 1.59 1.68 1.09 0.60 0.70
Massachusetts 1.83 2.28 2.47 2.17 1.51 1.25
Michigan 0.76 0.81 0.86 0.79 0.43 0.40
Minnesota 1.65 1.61 1.65 1.38 0.71 0.97
Mississippi 1.42 1.49 1.40 1.06 0.75 0.75
Missouri 1.68 1.59 1.63 1.38 0.87 0.88
Montana 1.37 1.31 1.30 1.43 0.93 1.21
Nebraska 1.86 1.83 1.56 1.12 0.82 0.97
Nevada 1.35 1.56 1.05 0.93 0.51 0.71
New Hampshire 1.40 1.57 1.75 1.60 1.10 1.05
New Jersey 1.23 1.24 1.33 1.22 0.57 0.62
New Mexico 1.40 1.24 1.42 1.41 0.78 0.99
New York 0.68 0.75 0.73 0.65 0.38 0.45
North Carolina 1.47 1.60 1.50 1.29 0.75 0.67
North Dakota 1.18 1.32 1.48 1.24 0.79 0.94
Ohio 0.63 0.70 0.72 0.67 0.36 0.41
Oklahoma 1.63 1.69 1.56 1.26 0.62 0.97
Oregon 1.51 1.48 1.39 1.38 0.71 0.98
Pennsylvania 0.67 0.64 0.71 0.62 0.44 0.38
Rhode Island 1.57 1.67 1.88 1.96 1.08 1.14
South Carolina 1.37 1.43 1.66 1.49 0.80 0.95
South Dakota 1.54 1.56 1.35 1.22 0.59 1.03
Tennessee 1.40 1.48 1.14 1.05 0.62 0.83
Texas 0.68 0.67 0.62 0.57 0.33 0.38
Utah 1.93 1.92 1.62 1.37 0.70 0.92
Vermont 2.30 2.40 2.54 2.48 1.39 1.19
Virginia 1.38 1.34 1.52 1.49 0.83 0.83
Washington 1.49 1.51 1.30 1.20 0.82 0.76
West Virginia 1.52 1.70 1.65 1.38 0.82 0.97
Wisconsin 1.48 1.67 1.44 1.67 0.82 0.70
Wyoming 1.99 2.12 2.08 1.57 1.32 1.30
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Table 3.11C 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 195 159 101 84 47 65
Used in Past Year 283 263 205 168 87 102
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 202 194 148 121 62 73
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 126 117 100 84 51 52
Father's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 170 137 100 86 36 54
Used in Past Year 277 255 197 155 88 107
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 169 160 124 101 44 60
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 193 180 142 117 75 93
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Table 3.11D 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 1.35 1.22 0.89 0.75 0.44 0.60
Used in Past Year 0.85 0.86 0.81 0.70 0.39 0.45
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 1.22 1.25 1.15 0.98 0.55 0.64
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 1.75 1.76 1.68 1.52 1.00 1.02
Father's Alcohol Use            
No Use in Past Year 1.87 1.71 1.37 1.22 0.54 0.80
Used in Past Year 0.99 1.00 0.90 0.76 0.46 0.55
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 1.51 1.52 1.38 1.19 0.55 0.75
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 1.55 1.61 1.52 1.35 0.92 1.12
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Table 3.12C 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 92 74 37 30 6 32
Used in Past Year 126 117 89 69 37 51
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 76 73 60 45 19 28
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 68 64 50 41 24 29
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 165 136 93 78 46 57
Used in Past Year 253 236 185 153 79 90
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 185 178 136 113 59 68
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 108 100 87 73 45 44
FATHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household            
No Use in Past Year * * * 7 2 *
Used in Past Year 58 55 38 29 15 24
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use * * * 15 * *
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 * * 26 21 7 17
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 167 135 99 86 36 54
Used in Past Year 272 249 193 153 87 105
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 166 157 123 100 42 59
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 190 177 140 115 75 91
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Table 3.12D 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: Standard Errors of 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 of the report on Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
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 2.80 2.55 1.51 1.24 0.25 1.32
Used in Past Year 1.87 1.86 1.60 1.34 0.75 1.03
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 3.09 3.05 2.74 2.23 0.99 1.46
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 3.26 3.23 2.85 2.48 1.55 1.83
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 1.56 1.42 1.07 0.91 0.56 0.68
Used in Past Year 0.94 0.97 0.92 0.82 0.45 0.51
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 1.30 1.35 1.25 1.10 0.64 0.72
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 2.03 2.06 2.02 1.86 1.27 1.23
FATHER'S ALCOHOL USE            
One-Parent Household            
No Use in Past Year * * * 2.20 0.67 *
Used in Past Year 4.49 4.39 3.46 2.78 1.43 2.33
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use * * * 4.26 * *
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 * * 5.23 4.37 1.43 3.56
Two-Parent Household4            
No Use in Past Year 1.93 1.75 1.43 1.27 0.57 0.84
Used in Past Year 1.01 1.02 0.93 0.78 0.48 0.56
Used in Past Month But No Binge Use 1.55 1.55 1.42 1.23 0.55 0.77
Binge Use at Least Once in Past Month2 1.59 1.66 1.57 1.41 0.97 1.17
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Table 4.1C 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: Standard Errors of 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 34 11 19 25 28 20
With One Other Person 60 16 30 50 47 37
With Two or More Other People 190 30 71 169 125 115
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 39 8 26 28 26 28
At Home 95 22 42 80 70 60
At Someone Else's Home 137 24 63 119 88 86
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 34 11 23 22 25 21
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 56 8 16 53 35 40
At a Concert or Sports Game 24 3 19 15 13 20
At School 26 6 11 23 19 17
At Some Other Place3 40 10 20 33 29 26
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 21 6 11 17 14 15
Outside; location not specified 14 5 9 9 12 7
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 12 2 6 10 7 10
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 9 2 6 6 5 7
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 8 2 5 6 7 3
Dorm Room 6 * 1 6 4 4
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Table 4.1D 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: Standard Errors of 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 0.31 1.36 0.55 0.38 0.48 0.39
With One Other Person 0.55 1.90 0.83 0.76 0.80 0.70
With Two or More Other People 0.61 2.16 0.90 0.83 0.90 0.78
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 0.36 0.98 0.77 0.42 0.45 0.55
At Home 0.70 2.37 1.07 0.98 0.98 0.99
At Someone Else's Home 0.78 2.39 1.18 1.06 1.05 1.06
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 0.31 1.43 0.66 0.33 0.44 0.42
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 0.49 1.10 0.47 0.74 0.60 0.74
At a Concert or Sports Game 0.23 0.45 0.57 0.23 0.24 0.41
At School 0.24 0.84 0.34 0.33 0.33 0.32
At Some Other Place3 0.36 1.25 0.61 0.47 0.50 0.51
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 0.20 0.73 0.34 0.26 0.25 0.31
Outside; location not specified 0.13 0.62 0.28 0.14 0.21 0.15
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 0.11 0.29 0.19 0.16 0.12 0.20
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 0.08 0.28 0.18 0.10 0.10 0.14
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 0.08 0.31 0.16 0.09 0.14 0.06
Dorm Room 0.06 * 0.04 0.09 0.07 0.09
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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: Standard Errors of Means, 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 0.06 0.16 0.09 0.08 0.09 0.06
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1            
Alone 0.19 0.55 0.28 0.28 0.24 0.33
With One Other Person 0.12 0.16 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.12
With Two or More Other People 0.07 0.20 0.10 0.09 0.11 0.07
LOCATION OF LAST ALCOHOL USE1,2            
In a Car or Other Vehicle 0.25 0.60 0.40 0.35 0.40 0.29
At Home 0.11 0.18 0.17 0.15 0.17 0.13
At Someone Else's Home 0.08 0.27 0.11 0.11 0.13 0.08
At a Park, on a Beach, or in a Parking Lot 0.24 1.03 0.30 0.42 0.40 0.30
At a Restaurant, Bar, or Club 0.18 0.44 0.46 0.20 0.36 0.18
At a Concert or Sports Game 0.60 * 1.02 0.71 0.78 0.55
At School 0.33 0.28 0.85 0.36 0.58 0.28
At Some Other Place3 0.27 0.49 0.39 0.37 0.40 0.29
Party, Wedding, or Celebration 0.51 0.59 0.64 0.78 0.87 0.60
Outside; location not specified 0.84 1.40 1.09 1.47 1.15 0.54
Hotel, Motel, or Resort 0.80 * 1.01 1.08 1.73 0.69
Camping, Hunting, or Fishing 0.45 * 0.50 0.79 0.70 0.47
Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, etc. 1.10 * 1.76 1.50 1.28 *
Dorm Room 0.94 * * 1.03 1.99 0.50
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Table 4.3C Source of Last Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Use 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 104 8 39 94 79 57
Purchased It Himself or Herself 55 3 18 51 42 32
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 48 3 15 45 39 28
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 40 3 13 37 31 24
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 26 * 7 25 20 16
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 4 * 3 3 4 0
From Another Person 14 1 9 11 12 6
From Person under Age 21 8 * 7 4 6 4
From Person Aged 21 or Older 12 1 6 10 10 5
Purchased by Someone Else 80 8 33 71 63 43
Parent or Guardian 13 2 5 11 11 5
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 26 2 8 25 20 16
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 64 5 26 58 48 38
Someone under Age 21 30 5 16 25 26 13
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 153 35 71 126 97 102
Got It from Parent or Guardian 38 14 22 26 28 25
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 44 12 23 35 33 30
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 87 15 35 80 58 58
Got It from Someone under Age 21 59 14 32 48 38 45
Took It from Own Home 31 13 17 22 22 20
Took It from Someone Else's Home 27 9 17 18 19 17
Got It Some Other Way 43 11 25 30 30 28
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 31 8 21 19 18 23
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Table 4.3D Source of Last Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Age Group and Gender: Standard Errors of Percentages, 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Use 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 0.71 1.08 1.04 0.97 1.00 0.94
Purchased It Himself or Herself 0.47 0.44 0.54 0.70 0.69 0.59
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 0.43 0.41 0.46 0.65 0.65 0.55
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 0.36 0.41 0.39 0.55 0.53 0.47
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 0.25 * 0.23 0.38 0.35 0.31
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 0.04 * 0.08 0.05 0.07 0.00
From Another Person 0.13 0.09 0.28 0.17 0.22 0.13
From Person under Age 21 0.07 * 0.20 0.06 0.11 0.08
From Person Aged 21 or Older 0.11 0.09 0.19 0.15 0.19 0.10
Purchased by Someone Else 0.60 1.00 0.89 0.84 0.90 0.76
Parent or Guardian 0.12 0.20 0.17 0.17 0.20 0.11
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 0.24 0.24 0.25 0.37 0.34 0.33
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 0.51 0.70 0.75 0.74 0.73 0.70
Someone under Age 21 0.28 0.64 0.47 0.37 0.45 0.27
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 0.71 1.08 1.04 0.97 1.00 0.94
Got It from Parent or Guardian 0.36 1.82 0.65 0.40 0.50 0.50
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 0.42 1.59 0.71 0.55 0.59 0.60
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 0.65 1.91 0.99 0.92 0.90 0.91
Got It from Someone under Age 21 0.49 1.85 0.90 0.64 0.64 0.78
Took It from Own Home 0.30 1.74 0.54 0.34 0.40 0.42
Took It from Someone Else's Home 0.26 1.23 0.53 0.28 0.35 0.35
Got It Some Other Way 0.40 1.45 0.78 0.46 0.54 0.56
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 0.30 1.07 0.64 0.30 0.34 0.46
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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: Standard Errors of Means, 2006
Source of Last Alcohol Use 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 0.06 0.16 0.09 0.08 0.09 0.06
UNDERAGE DRINKER PAID 0.12 0.83 0.22 0.15 0.17 0.14
Purchased It Himself or Herself 0.22 * 0.55 0.24 0.30 0.24
From Store, Restaurant, Bar, Club, or Event 0.27 * 0.75 0.29 0.35 0.31
Liquor, Convenience, or Grocery Store 0.37 * 1.01 0.39 0.41 0.52
Restaurant, Bar, or Club 0.36 * 0.78 0.39 0.61 0.27
Concert, Sports, or Other Event 3.84 * * * * *
From Another Person 0.63 * 0.99 0.79 0.87 0.44
From Person under Age 21 1.46 * 1.30 1.57 2.20 0.76
From Person Aged 21 or Older 0.67 * 1.46 0.76 0.84 0.87
Purchased by Someone Else 0.14 0.93 0.21 0.17 0.20 0.15
Parent or Guardian 0.65 * 0.96 0.82 0.89 0.66
Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 0.39 * 0.69 0.45 0.59 0.39
Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 0.17 0.64 0.28 0.22 0.25 0.18
Someone under Age 21 0.32 * 0.39 0.46 0.41 0.38
UNDERAGE DRINKER DID NOT PAY 0.06 0.15 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.07
Got It from Parent or Guardian 0.13 0.16 0.13 0.27 0.22 0.14
Got It from Another Family Member Aged 21 or Older 0.24 0.27 0.32 0.37 0.37 0.26
Got It from Someone Not Related Aged 21 or Older 0.10 0.60 0.19 0.12 0.19 0.10
Got It from Someone under Age 21 0.12 0.36 0.14 0.19 0.19 0.14
Took It from Own Home 0.21 0.40 0.33 0.40 0.33 0.25
Took It from Someone Else's Home 0.29 0.24 0.36 0.62 0.31 0.50
Got It Some Other Way 0.23 0.55 0.36 0.38 0.40 0.26
From Friend or Acquaintance, Unspecified Age and Method 0.27 0.93 0.41 0.37 0.52 0.29
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Table 4.5C 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: Standard Errors of 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.
2Refers to nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3Estimate 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.
4Respondents 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.
5Estimate 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 109 18 47 92 77 66
Marijuana or Hashish 99 14 43 84 72 60
Cocaine (Including Crack) 30 5 11 28 22 20
Heroin 9 3 3 8 8 4
Hallucinogens 35 6 12 33 22 27
Inhalants 22 8 15 13 16 14
Pain Relievers2 45 11 22 38 33 30
Tranquilizers2 26 3 12 23 19 18
Stimulants2 26 5 10 23 19 18
Methamphetamine3 17 1 5 16 12 12
Sedatives2 11 2 4 11 10 5
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 68 14 29 60 46 46
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 66 8 29 58 52 39
Marijuana or Hashish 64 7 29 55 49 38
Cocaine (Including Crack) 12 2 5 11 10 8
Heroin 1 * 1 1 1 0
Hallucinogens 5 * 3 4 4 3
Inhalants 6 2 6 1 4 5
Pain Relievers2 17 3 7 15 13 10
Tranquilizers2 7 * 3 7 6 3
Stimulants2 6 * 2 6 6 3
Methamphetamine5 9 * 2 9 8 4
Sedatives2 1 * 1 * * 1
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 25 4 11 22 20 14
80317
Table 4.5D 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: Standard Errors of 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.
2Refers to nonmedical use; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
3Estimate 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.
4Respondents 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.
5Estimate 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 0.71 1.98 1.08 0.98 0.99 0.97
Marijuana or Hashish 0.70 1.61 1.05 0.96 0.99 0.94
Cocaine (Including Crack) 0.27 0.63 0.31 0.41 0.38 0.39
Heroin 0.09 0.38 0.08 0.13 0.14 0.09
Hallucinogens 0.31 0.74 0.35 0.47 0.37 0.52
Inhalants 0.20 0.95 0.44 0.19 0.28 0.27
Pain Relievers2 0.39 1.27 0.61 0.53 0.55 0.55
Tranquilizers2 0.24 0.38 0.35 0.33 0.33 0.35
Stimulants2 0.23 0.56 0.28 0.34 0.32 0.34
Methamphetamine3 0.16 0.07 0.14 0.25 0.21 0.24
Sedatives2 0.10 0.22 0.12 0.16 0.17 0.10
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 0.53 1.66 0.78 0.77 0.70 0.79
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 0.57 0.93 0.81 0.80 0.81 0.71
Marijuana or Hashish 0.56 0.88 0.80 0.78 0.78 0.72
Cocaine (Including Crack) 0.12 0.29 0.16 0.16 0.17 0.15
Heroin 0.01 * 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.01
Hallucinogens 0.05 * 0.09 0.06 0.07 0.06
Inhalants 0.06 0.23 0.17 0.02 0.07 0.09
Pain Relievers2 0.16 0.39 0.19 0.23 0.23 0.20
Tranquilizers2 0.07 * 0.08 0.10 0.11 0.06
Stimulants2 0.06 * 0.07 0.09 0.10 0.06
Methamphetamine5 0.08 * 0.06 0.14 0.15 0.07
Sedatives2 0.01 * 0.03 * * 0.02
ILLICIT DRUGS OTHER THAN MARIJUANA1 0.22 0.54 0.32 0.33 0.35 0.27
80117
Table B.1CD Number of Drinks Consumed on Last Occasion of Alcohol Use in the Past Month among Past Month Alcohol Users Aged 12 to 20, by Gender and Age Group: Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, Percentage Distribution, Mean, and Median, 2006
  TOTAL AGE GROUP GENDER
12 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 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.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
Number of Drinks Consumed on
Last Occasion of Alcohol Use
Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, by Number of Drinks Consumed
1 Drink 75 22 38 60 50 54
2 Drinks 72 18 37 58 48 49
3 or 4 Drinks 82 14 32 74 52 59
5 to 8 Drinks 87 11 38 76 62 53
9 or More Drinks 61 9 23 54 54 24
Number of Drinks Consumed on
Last Occasion of Alcohol Use
Standard Errors of Percentage Distribution, by Number of Drinks Consumed
1 Drink 0.65 2.31 1.02 0.86 0.83 0.96
2 Drinks 0.60 2.10 1.02 0.79 0.80 0.89
3 or 4 Drinks 0.63 1.74 0.93 0.88 0.83 0.97
5 to 8 Drinks 0.64 1.42 1.01 0.87 0.90 0.87
9 or More Drinks 0.51 1.17 0.69 0.72 0.83 0.48
  Standard Errors of Number of Drinks Consumed
Mean Number of Drinks Consumed 0.06 0.16 0.09 0.08 0.09 0.06
80128
Table B.2C Binge Alcohol Use in the Lifetime and Past Month and Binge Alcohol Use Initiates among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Binge Drinking Definition, Age Group, and Gender: Standard Errors of Numbers in Thousands, 2006
  Binge Alcohol Use Defined as Five or More Drinks on One Occasion Binge Alcohol Use
Defined as Four
or More Drinks on
One Occasion–
Females Only1
Binge Alcohol Use
Defined as Five
Drinks for Males
and Four Drinks
for Females1
TOTAL Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
† Estimate is available but has not been reported because of an invalid anomaly in the data collection.
1The Four or More Drinks definition corresponds to that used by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (2004, Winter). NIAAA council approves definition of binge drinking. NIAAA Newsletter, 3, 3. [Available as NIH Publication No. 04-5346 at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Newsletter/winter2004/Newsletter_Number3.pdf]
2 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
3 Binge Alcohol Use Initiates are defined as persons who binged on alcohol for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
Age Group Engaged in Binge Alcohol Use in Lifetime
12 to 20 Years 209 146 118 128 220
12 to 14 Years 35 24 25 26 35
15 to 17 Years 88 62 60 63 90
18 to 20 Years 179 126 98 109 190
Age Group Engaged in Binge Alcohol Use in Past Month
12 to 20 Years 165 118 93 99 171
12 to 14 Years 28 19 20 21 28
15 to 17 Years 69 48 47 50 71
18 to 20 Years 142 104 76 83 148
Age Group Initiated Binge Alcohol Use in Past 12 Months2,3
12 to 20 Years 98 74 59
12 to 14 Years 27 18 20
15 to 17 Years 54 40 38
18 to 20 Years 72 57 38
80128
Table B.2D Binge Alcohol Use in the Lifetime and Past Month and Binge Alcohol Use Initiates among Persons Aged 12 to 20, by Binge Drinking Definition, Age Group, and Gender: Standard Errors of Percentages, 2006
  Binge Alcohol Use Defined as Five or More Drinks on One Occasion Binge Alcohol Use
Defined as Four
or More Drinks on
One Occasion–
Females Only1
Binge Alcohol Use
Defined as Five
Drinks for Males
and Four Drinks
for Females1
TOTAL Male Female
*Low precision; no estimate reported.
† Estimate is available but has not been reported because of an invalid anomaly in the data collection.
1The Four or More Drinks definition corresponds to that used by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (2004, Winter). NIAAA council approves definition of binge drinking. NIAAA Newsletter, 3, 3. [Available as NIH Publication No. 04-5346 at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Newsletter/winter2004/Newsletter_Number3.pdf].
2 Respondents with unknown responses were excluded.
3 Binge Alcohol Use Initiates are defined as persons who binged on alcohol for the first time in the 12 months prior to the date of the interview.
Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006.
Age Group Engaged in Binge Alcohol Use in Lifetime
12 to 20 Years 0.42 0.56 0.54 0.57 0.44
12 to 14 Years 0.28 0.38 0.41 0.43 0.28
15 to 17 Years 0.57 0.78 0.80 0.81 0.56
18 to 20 Years 0.79 1.11 1.06 1.11 0.80
Age Group Engaged in Binge Alcohol Use in Past Month
12 to 20 Years 0.37 0.50 0.45 0.48 0.37
12 to 14 Years 0.22 0.29 0.34 0.34 0.22
15 to 17 Years 0.47 0.65 0.67 0.69 0.48
18 to 20 Years 0.76 1.07 0.97 1.01 0.77
Age Group Initiated Binge Alcohol Use in Past 12 Months2,3
12 to 20 Years 0.24 0.36 0.30
12 to 14 Years 0.22 0.28 0.34
15 to 17 Years 0.40 0.59 0.58
18 to 20 Years 0.50 0.76 0.58

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