Substate Region Estimates Categorized into Seven Groups from Lowest to Highest Estimate, by Age Group: Annual Averages Based on 2012, 2013, and 2014 NSDUHs
Table Age Group Number of
Estimates
Suppressed1
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7
-- Not available.
NOTE: These scales are a companion piece to the 2012-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health: Substate Age Group Tables. Estimates are based on a survey-weighted hierarchical Bayes estimation approach.
NOTE: All 384 substate regions were used to create these groups instead of the 362 substate regions that were used to create national maps representing the 12 or older age group. Estimates for these 384 substate regions have been ranked from lowest to highest for each measure and age group and divided into 7 categories. The three lowest groups (shown in dark blue, medium blue, and light blue) represent the lowest third of the estimates, with the lowest group having 17 substate regions, the next lowest group having 35 substate regions, and the next lowest group having 76 substate regions (except in cases of ties where the numbers may vary a little). The three highest groups (shown in dark red, medium red, and light red) were created similarly. The middle group (shown in white) represents the 128 substate regions that fall into the middle third. The only exceptions to the colors were the three perception-of-risk outcomes in the rows for Table 4 (marijuana), Table 11 (alcohol), and Table 14 (cigarettes), which have the highest estimates represented in blue and the lowest estimates represented in red to the reflect the inverse relationship between substance use and perception of risk of using that substance. In some cases, a group (or category) could have more or fewer substate regions because two or more substate regions had the same estimate when rounded to two decimal places. When such ties occurred at the "boundary" between two groups, all substate regions that had the same estimate were assigned to the lower group. The upper and lower limits of each of the 7 categories define a continuum and are not necessarily the actual values of the particular area (i.e., the lower limit of group 2 is defined by adding 0.01 to the upper limit of group 1).
1 For details on the suppression criteria, see the 2012-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health: Substate Age Group Tables.
2 The average annual rates for the first use of marijuana were low for the 26 or older age group and had an abbreviated range; therefore, no substate region grouping has been made for this age group.
Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Table 1. Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14   6.56 or Lower 6.57 - 7.30 7.31 - 8.36 8.37 - 9.86   9.87 - 11.22 11.23 - 12.78 12.79 or Higher
18 to 25 123 14.12 or Lower 14.13 - 16.11 16.12 - 19.00 19.01 - 23.17 23.18 - 26.69 26.70 - 30.22 30.23 or Higher
26 or Older 3   4.41 or Lower 4.42 - 5.13 5.14 - 6.09 6.10 - 8.10   8.11 - 10.85 10.86 - 12.21 12.22 or Higher
18 or Older 0   5.99 or Lower 6.00 - 6.68 6.69 - 7.98   7.99 - 10.35 10.36 - 12.99 13.00 - 14.94 14.95 or Higher
Table 2. Marijuana Use in the Past Year 12 to 17 14   9.68 or Lower   9.69 - 10.55 10.56 - 12.08 12.09 - 14.58 14.59 - 16.59 16.60 - 18.24 18.25 or Higher
18 to 25 83 22.02 or Lower 22.03 - 24.79 24.80 - 28.41 28.42 - 34.01 34.02 - 38.81 38.82 - 42.73 42.74 or Higher
26 or Older 5   5.47 or Lower 5.48 - 6.34 6.35 - 7.62   7.63 - 10.12 10.13 - 13.41 13.42 - 16.51 16.52 or Higher
18 or Older 0   8.09 or Lower 8.10 - 8.89   8.90 - 10.61 10.62 - 13.60 13.61 - 17.06 17.07 - 20.45 20.46 or Higher
Table 3. Marijuana Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14   5.10 or Lower 5.11 - 5.51 5.52 - 6.27 6.28 - 7.98 7.99 - 9.32   9.33 - 10.39 10.40 or Higher
18 to 25 97 12.03 or Lower 12.04 - 13.90 13.91 - 16.64 16.65 - 20.61 20.62 - 24.53 24.54 - 28.25 28.26 or Higher
26 or Older 6   3.26 or Lower 3.27 - 3.78 3.79 - 4.55 4.56 - 6.37 6.38 - 8.88   8.89 - 10.77 10.78 or Higher
18 or Older 0   4.70 or Lower 4.71 - 5.23 5.24 - 6.25 6.26 - 8.39   8.40 - 11.29 11.30 - 13.25 13.26 or Higher
Table 4. Perceptions of Great Risk from Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 12 to 17 14 17.88 or Lower 17.89 - 19.62 19.63 - 22.59 22.60 - 26.54 26.55 - 29.29 29.30 - 32.21 32.22 or Higher
18 to 25 17   7.67 or Lower   7.68 - 10.44 10.45 - 12.59 12.60 - 15.83 15.84 - 18.96 18.97 - 21.78 21.79 or Higher
26 or Older 7 18.98 or Lower 18.99 - 23.14 23.15 - 27.70 27.71 - 32.61 32.62 - 37.04 37.05 - 42.07 42.08 or Higher
18 or Older 0 17.44 or Lower 17.45 - 21.14 21.15 - 25.41 25.42 - 30.20 30.21 - 34.17 34.18 - 38.70 38.71 or Higher
Table 5. First Use of Marijuana 12 to 17 14   3.66 or Lower 3.67 - 4.27 4.28 - 5.16 5.17 - 6.28 6.29 - 7.45 7.46 - 8.47   8.48 or Higher
18 to 25 10   4.78 or Lower 4.79 - 5.77 5.78 - 6.82 6.83 - 8.42 8.43 - 9.88   9.89 - 11.41 11.42 or Higher
26 or Older2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
18 or Older 5   0.78 or Lower 0.79 - 0.88 0.89 - 1.07 1.08 - 1.42 1.43 - 1.67 1.68 - 2.04   2.05 or Higher
Table 6. Illicit Drug Use Other Than Marijuana in the Past Month 12 to 17 16   2.41 or Lower 2.42 - 2.59 2.60 - 2.98 2.99 - 3.60 3.61 - 4.09 4.10 - 4.72   4.73 or Higher
18 to 25 10   5.05 or Lower 5.06 - 5.64 5.65 - 6.22 6.23 - 7.08 7.09 - 7.86 7.87 - 8.70   8.71 or Higher
26 or Older 10   1.75 or Lower 1.76 - 1.99 2.00 - 2.35 2.36 - 2.86 2.87 - 3.38 3.39 - 3.95   3.96 or Higher
18 or Older 0   2.33 or Lower 2.34 - 2.59 2.60 - 2.95 2.96 - 3.50 3.51 - 3.93 3.94 - 4.50   4.51 or Higher
Table 7. Cocaine Use in the Past Year 12 to 17 183   0.38 or Lower 0.39 - 0.45 0.46 - 0.52 0.53 - 0.65 0.66 - 0.82 0.83 - 0.97   0.98 or Higher
18 to 25 20   2.37 or Lower 2.38 - 2.98 2.99 - 3.51 3.52 - 4.76 4.77 - 6.14 6.15 - 7.30   7.31 or Higher
26 or Older 42   0.71 or Lower 0.72 - 0.84 0.85 - 1.01 1.02 - 1.33 1.34 - 1.70 1.71 - 2.18   2.19 or Higher
18 or Older 1   1.03 or Lower 1.04 - 1.18 1.19 - 1.40 1.41 - 1.86 1.87 - 2.32 2.33 - 2.82   2.83 or Higher
Table 8. Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers in the Past Year 12 to 17 14   3.66 or Lower 3.67 - 4.06 4.07 - 4.44 4.45 - 5.15 5.16 - 5.84 5.85 - 6.31   6.32 or Higher
18 to 25 10   7.18 or Lower 7.19 - 7.91 7.92 - 8.51 8.52 - 9.34   9.35 - 10.28 10.29 - 11.10 11.11 or Higher
26 or Older 3   2.59 or Lower 2.60 - 2.72 2.73 - 3.11 3.12 - 3.69 3.70 - 4.05 4.06 - 4.32   4.33 or Higher
18 or Older 0   3.28 or Lower 3.29 - 3.46 3.47 - 3.93 3.94 - 4.52 4.53 - 4.92 4.93 - 5.20   5.21 or Higher
Table 9. Alcohol Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14   9.23 or Lower   9.24 - 10.44 10.45 - 11.34 11.35 - 12.47 12.48 - 13.87 13.88 - 14.80 14.81 or Higher
18 to 25 105 47.89 or Lower 47.90 - 52.54 52.55 - 57.77 57.78 - 63.32 63.33 - 67.41 67.42 - 71.43 71.44 or Higher
26 or Older 101 39.13 or Lower 39.14 - 46.23 46.24 - 52.79 52.80 - 60.01 60.02 - 64.08 64.09 - 68.16 68.17 or Higher
18 or Older 38 39.86 or Lower 39.87 - 47.24 47.25 - 53.54 53.55 - 60.66 60.67 - 64.55 64.56 - 68.35 68.36 or Higher
Table 10. Binge Alcohol Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14   5.33 or Lower 5.34 - 5.75 5.76 - 6.28 6.29 - 7.00 7.01 - 7.57 7.58 - 8.19   8.20 or Higher
18 to 25 137 29.21 or Lower 29.22 - 32.57 32.58 - 36.65 36.66 - 41.89 41.90 - 46.09 46.10 - 50.42 50.43 or Higher
26 or Older 2 16.99 or Lower 17.00 - 19.10 19.11 - 21.10 21.11 - 23.43 23.44 - 25.44 25.45 - 27.20 27.21 or Higher
18 or Older 0 18.94 or Lower 18.95 - 21.22 21.23 - 23.64 23.65 - 26.17 26.18 - 28.26 28.27 - 30.48 30.49 or Higher
Table 11. Perceptions of Great Risk from Having Five or More Drinks of an Alcoholic Beverage Once or Twice a Week 12 to 17 14 32.59 or Lower 32.60 - 34.33 34.34 - 36.28 36.29 - 39.45 39.46 - 42.83 42.84 - 45.15 45.16 or Higher
18 to 25 18 23.89 or Lower 23.90 - 26.18 26.19 - 29.29 29.30 - 34.64 34.65 - 38.56 38.57 - 42.19 42.20 or Higher
26 or Older 2 35.03 or Lower 35.04 - 36.75 36.76 - 39.21 39.22 - 43.38 43.39 - 46.75 46.76 - 49.04 49.05 or Higher
18 or Older 0 33.59 or Lower 33.60 - 35.28 35.29 - 37.85 37.86 - 42.20 42.21 - 45.17 45.18 - 48.18 48.19 or Higher
Table 12. Tobacco Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14   4.90 or Lower 4.91 - 5.99 6.00 - 7.73 7.74 - 9.92   9.93 - 11.61 11.62 - 13.12 13.13 or Higher
18 to 25 56 26.63 or Lower 26.64 - 30.72 30.73 - 37.40 37.41 - 43.20 43.21 - 47.06 47.07 - 50.30 50.31 or Higher
26 or Older 3 18.61 or Lower 18.62 - 21.52 21.53 - 25.63 25.64 - 30.33 30.34 - 33.75 33.76 - 37.83 37.84 or Higher
18 or Older 0 20.13 or Lower 20.14 - 23.19 23.20 - 27.27 27.28 - 32.09 32.10 - 35.31 35.32 - 39.22 39.23 or Higher
Table 13. Cigarette Use in the Past Month 12 to 17 14 3.72 or Lower 3.73 - 4.34 4.35 - 5.52 5.53 - 7.16 7.17 - 8.21 8.22 - 9.37   9.38 or Higher
18 to 25 132 23.00 or Lower 23.01 - 25.90 25.91 - 29.99 30.00 - 34.50 34.51 - 37.66 37.67 - 40.32 40.33 or Higher
26 or Older 2 15.60 or Lower 15.61 - 17.99 18.00 - 21.10 21.11 - 25.29 25.30 - 28.70 28.71 - 30.91 30.92 or Higher
18 or Older 0 16.71 or Lower 16.72 - 19.55 19.56 - 22.43 22.44 - 26.57 26.58 - 29.74 29.75 - 31.91 31.92 or Higher
Table 14. Perceptions of Great Risk from Smoking One or More Packs of Cigarettes per Day 12 to 17 14 59.30 or Lower 59.31 - 61.14 61.15 - 62.87 62.88 - 65.73 65.74 - 68.18 68.19 - 71.03 71.04 or Higher
18 to 25 10 57.70 or Lower 57.71 - 60.01 60.02 - 62.37 62.38 - 66.61 66.62 - 70.31 70.32 - 73.28 73.29 or Higher
26 or Older 2 63.56 or Lower 63.57 - 65.88 65.89 - 68.63 68.64 - 73.07 73.08 - 76.28 76.29 - 79.14 79.15 or Higher
18 or Older 0 62.86 or Lower 62.87 - 65.16 65.17 - 67.78 67.79 - 72.14 72.15 - 75.36 75.37 - 78.25 78.26 or Higher
Table 15. Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year 12 to 17 20   2.35 or Lower 2.36 - 2.59 2.60 - 2.89 2.90 - 3.24 3.25 - 3.59 3.60 - 3.96   3.97 or Higher
18 to 25 11 10.41 or Lower 10.42 - 11.39 11.40 - 12.52 12.53 - 14.23 14.24 - 15.97 15.98 - 17.51 17.52 or Higher
26 or Older 2   4.67 or Lower 4.68 - 5.08 5.09 - 5.57 5.58 - 6.25 6.26 - 6.84 6.85 - 7.47   7.48 or Higher
18 or Older 0   5.61 or Lower 5.62 - 6.04 6.05 - 6.62 6.63 - 7.37 7.38 - 8.13 8.14 - 8.74   8.75 or Higher
Table 16. Alcohol Dependence in the Past Year 12 to 17 102   0.87 or Lower 0.88 - 0.95 0.96 - 1.03 1.04 - 1.14 1.15 - 1.26 1.27 - 1.36   1.37 or Higher
18 to 25 10   4.55 or Lower 4.56 - 4.80 4.81 - 5.24 5.25 - 6.20 6.21 - 7.00 7.01 - 7.88   7.89 or Higher
26 or Older 6   2.43 or Lower 2.44 - 2.62 2.63 - 2.82 2.83 - 3.06 3.07 - 3.36 3.37 - 3.59   3.60 or Higher
18 or Older 0   2.77 or Lower 2.78 - 2.98 2.99 - 3.16 3.17 - 3.51 3.52 - 3.90 3.91 - 4.17   4.18 or Higher
Table 17. Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year 12 to 17 17   2.83 or Lower 2.84 - 3.05 3.06 - 3.35 3.36 - 3.77 3.78 - 4.21 4.22 - 4.57   4.58 or Higher
18 to 25 10   5.58 or Lower 5.59 - 6.01 6.02 - 6.67 6.68 - 7.60 7.61 - 8.41 8.42 - 9.30   9.31 or Higher
26 or Older 18   1.32 or Lower 1.33 - 1.45 1.46 - 1.63 1.64 - 1.92 1.93 - 2.18 2.19 - 2.53   2.54 or Higher
18 or Older 0   1.94 or Lower 1.95 - 2.12 2.13 - 2.41 2.42 - 2.75 2.76 - 3.06 3.07 - 3.42   3.43 or Higher
Table 18. Illicit Drug Dependence in the Past Year 12 to 17 43   1.53 or Lower 1.54 - 1.69 1.70 - 1.84 1.85 - 1.98 1.99 - 2.16 2.17 - 2.30   2.31 or Higher
18 to 25 11   3.79 or Lower 3.80 - 4.17 4.18 - 4.67 4.68 - 5.56 5.57 - 6.23 6.24 - 6.79   6.80 or Higher
26 or Older 26   1.00 or Lower 1.01 - 1.07 1.08 - 1.21 1.22 - 1.40 1.41 - 1.58 1.59 - 1.94   1.95 or Higher
18 or Older 1   1.43 or Lower 1.44 - 1.55 1.56 - 1.75 1.76 - 2.02 2.03 - 2.22 2.23 - 2.52   2.53 or Higher
Table 19. Dependence or Abuse of Illicit Drugs or Alcohol in the Past Year 12 to 17 14   4.51 or Lower 4.52 - 4.85 4.86 - 5.18 5.19 - 5.71 5.72 - 6.20 6.21 - 6.63   6.64 or Higher
18 to 25 12 13.97 or Lower 13.98 - 15.27 15.28 - 16.79 16.80 - 18.56 18.57 - 20.06 20.07 - 21.94 21.95 or Higher
26 or Older 2   5.91 or Lower 5.92 - 6.37 6.38 - 6.84 6.85 - 7.50 7.51 - 8.06 8.07 - 8.93   8.94 or Higher
18 or Older 0   7.25 or Lower 7.26 - 7.74 7.75 - 8.22 8.23 - 9.08 9.09 - 9.79 9.80 - 10.82 10.83 or Higher
Table 20. Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use in the Past Year 12 to 17 18   2.53 or Lower 2.54 - 2.79 2.80 - 3.07 3.08 - 3.52 3.53 - 3.96 3.97 - 4.22   4.23 or Higher
18 to 25 10   5.21 or Lower 5.22 - 5.64 5.65 - 6.09 6.10 - 6.96 6.97 - 7.70 7.71 - 8.28   8.29 or Higher
26 or Older 23   1.14 or Lower 1.15 - 1.24 1.25 - 1.37 1.38 - 1.63 1.64 - 1.85 1.86 - 2.19   2.20 or Higher
18 or Older 0   1.73 or Lower 1.74 - 1.87 1.88 - 2.10 2.11 - 2.41 2.42 - 2.68 2.69 - 3.03   3.04 or Higher
Table 21. Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use in the Past Year 12 to 17 22   2.21 or Lower 2.22 - 2.47 2.48 - 2.73 2.74 - 3.05 3.06 - 3.33 3.34 - 3.63   3.64 or Higher
18 to 25 10 10.15 or Lower 10.16 - 11.07 11.08 - 12.22 12.23 - 13.83 13.84 - 15.34 15.35 - 16.70 16.71 or Higher
26 or Older 2   4.60 or Lower 4.61 - 4.90 4.91 - 5.34 5.35 - 5.83 5.84 - 6.38 6.39 - 6.85   6.86 or Higher
18 or Older 0   5.43 or Lower 5.44 - 5.86 5.87 - 6.33 6.34 - 6.98 6.99 - 7.59 7.60 - 8.23   8.24 or Higher
Table 22. Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in the Past Year 18 to 25 11   3.45 or Lower 3.46 - 3.84 3.85 - 4.26 4.27 - 4.83 4.84 - 5.32 5.33 - 5.68   5.69 or Higher
26 or Older 2   3.23 or Lower 3.24 - 3.64 3.65 - 4.02 4.03 - 4.55 4.56 - 5.07 5.08 - 5.58   5.59 or Higher
18 or Older 0   3.35 or Lower 3.36 - 3.69 3.70 - 4.08 4.09 - 4.58 4.59 - 5.07 5.08 - 5.49   5.50 or Higher
Table 23. Any Mental Illness (AMI) in the Past Year 18 to 25 10 16.76 or Lower 16.77 - 17.73 17.74 - 19.16 19.17 - 20.89 20.90 - 21.96 21.97 - 23.43 23.44 or Higher
26 or Older 2 15.75 or Lower 15.76 - 16.81 16.82 - 17.92 17.93 - 19.53 19.54 - 20.59 20.60 - 21.39 21.40 or Higher
18 or Older 0 16.23 or Lower 16.24 - 17.08 17.09 - 18.11 18.12 - 19.70 19.71 - 20.65 20.66 - 21.56 21.57 or Higher
Table 24. Had Serious Thoughts of Suicide in the Past Year 18 to 25 10   5.99 or Lower 6.00 - 6.69 6.70 - 7.25 7.26 - 7.82 7.83 - 8.34 8.35 - 8.82   8.83 or Higher
26 or Older 2   2.83 or Lower 2.84 - 3.06 3.07 - 3.26 3.27 - 3.64 3.65 - 3.94 3.95 - 4.24   4.25 or Higher
18 or Older 0   3.41 or Lower 3.42 - 3.61 3.62 - 3.86 3.87 - 4.23 4.24 - 4.49 4.50 - 4.76   4.77 or Higher
Table 25. Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the Past Year 12 to 17 14   8.74 or Lower 8.75 - 9.29 9.30 - 9.87   9.88 - 10.65 10.66 - 11.39 11.40 - 11.87 11.88 or Higher
18 to 25 10   7.29 or Lower 7.30 - 7.93 7.94 - 8.71 8.72 - 9.61   9.62 - 10.39 10.40 - 11.23 11.24 or Higher
26 or Older 2   5.46 or Lower 5.47 - 5.82 5.83 - 6.24 6.25 - 6.76 6.77 - 7.16 7.17 - 7.55   7.56 or Higher
18 or Older 0   5.82 or Lower 5.83 - 6.20 6.21 - 6.61 6.62 - 7.12 7.13 - 7.56 7.57 - 7.97   7.98 or Higher

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