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Table 452. Percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds reporting use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes during the past 30 days and the past year, by substance used and selected characteristics: 2005 and 2010
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year and selected characteristic Percent reporting use during past 30 days Percent reporting use during past year
Illicit drugs Alcohol Cigarettes Illicit drugs Alcohol Cigarettes
Any1 Marijuana Cocaine Any1 Marijuana Cocaine
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2005                                            
Total 20.1 (0.40) 16.6 (0.37) 2.6   (0.15) 60.9 (0.51) 39.0 (0.47) 34.2 (0.47) 28.0 (0.45) 6.9   (0.23) 77.9 (0.43) 47.2 (0.48)
Sex                                            
Male 24.6 (0.58) 21.1 (0.54) 3.1   (0.22) 66.3 (0.62) 42.9 (0.66) 38.2 (0.65) 32.9 (0.64) 8.3   (0.35) 80.0 (0.54) 51.1 (0.66)
Female 15.6 (0.46) 12.1 (0.42) 2.0   (0.16) 55.4 (0.69) 35.0 (0.63) 30.1 (0.59) 23.2 (0.54) 5.5   (0.27) 75.7 (0.61) 43.3 (0.65)
                                             
Race/ethnicity                                            
White 22.6 (0.50) 18.6 (0.47) 3.3   (0.21) 67.9 (0.56) 44.2 (0.59) 38.2 (0.59) 31.3 (0.57) 8.8   (0.32) 83.5 (0.43) 53.2 (0.58)
Black 18.1 (0.96) 16.3 (0.92) 0.8   (0.21) 47.9 (1.33) 28.7 (1.21) 29.7 (1.22) 26.1 (1.14) 2.1   (0.49) 68.8 (1.12) 33.5 (1.26)
Hispanic 15.7 (0.97) 11.9 (0.86) 2.0   (0.31) 50.5 (1.27) 31.9 (1.15) 27.9 (1.20) 21.4 (1.09) 5.5   (0.50) 68.3 (1.15) 40.6 (1.26)
Asian 8.1 (1.38) 6.3 (1.25)   (†) 47.4 (2.52) 24.0 (2.18) 17.4 (1.82) 13.6 (1.73) 1.6 ! (0.63) 68.1 (2.69) 31.1 (2.25)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.8 (3.01) 17.5 (3.28)   (†) 46.2 (3.79) 51.0 (4.21) 35.2 (3.76) 29.0 (4.03) 4.7 ! (1.40) 66.5 (4.13) 56.9 (4.42)
Two or more races 31.8 (3.39) 26.4 (3.33) 3.0 ! (0.94) 61.5 (3.76) 44.0 (3.50) 42.6 (3.45) 38.2 (3.45) 9.5   (2.03) 79.3 (3.09) 54.0 (3.87)
                                             
Education                                            
Less than high school 22.6 (0.86) 18.2 (0.81) 3.4   (0.34) 46.3 (0.96) 47.5 (1.03) 36.0 (0.96) 29.7 (0.94) 7.6   (0.49) 66.8 (0.94) 54.8 (1.07)
High school graduate 19.7 (0.61) 16.5 (0.58) 2.2   (0.22) 55.8 (0.78) 41.2 (0.75) 33.6 (0.74) 27.5 (0.70) 6.7   (0.37) 74.3 (0.71) 48.9 (0.77)
Some college 21.0 (0.67) 17.3 (0.62) 2.5   (0.24) 68.8 (0.82) 36.1 (0.75) 36.2 (0.82) 29.2 (0.79) 7.1   (0.41) 84.3 (0.62) 45.0 (0.80)
College graduate 15.3 (0.96) 12.5 (0.90) 2.3   (0.38) 78.0 (1.13) 26.6 (1.17) 28.2 (1.21) 23.9 (1.18) 5.9   (0.55) 89.5 (0.85) 36.4 (1.24)
                                             
Employment status                                            
Full-time 19.4 (0.52) 15.7 (0.49) 2.6   (0.20) 66.7 (0.65) 42.7 (0.64) 33.5 (0.62) 26.7 (0.58) 7.1   (0.31) 82.5 (0.56) 50.3 (0.65)
Part-time 21.0 (0.72) 17.7 (0.68) 2.5   (0.27) 61.6 (0.99) 34.2 (0.85) 35.5 (0.90) 30.1 (0.84) 7.0   (0.45) 78.8 (0.82) 44.3 (0.90)
Unemployed 27.2 (1.45) 22.6 (1.38) 4.0   (0.61) 56.9 (1.63) 49.5 (1.61) 42.0 (1.61) 36.1 (1.58) 8.7   (0.88) 75.9 (1.40) 56.3 (1.59)
Other2 18.0 (0.86) 14.9 (0.80) 2.1   (0.27) 47.4 (1.19) 32.1 (0.97) 31.1 (1.01) 25.3 (0.96) 5.6   (0.48) 66.3 (1.10) 40.0 (1.00)
                                             
2010                                            
Total 21.5 (0.40) 18.5 (0.38) 1.5   (0.11) 61.5 (0.50) 34.2 (0.47) 35.0 (0.49) 29.8 (0.48) 4.6   (0.20) 78.7 (0.40) 43.1 (0.50)
Sex                                            
Male 25.8 (0.59) 22.9 (0.57) 2.0   (0.19) 65.9 (0.65) 38.1 (0.65) 40.1 (0.69) 35.2 (0.68) 6.2   (0.33) 81.2 (0.53) 48.0 (0.68)
Female 17.0 (0.49) 13.9 (0.44) 0.9   (0.12) 57.0 (0.65) 30.3 (0.58) 29.8 (0.61) 24.3 (0.57) 3.0   (0.22) 76.1 (0.55) 38.0 (0.62)
                                             
Race/ethnicity                                            
White 24.4 (0.52) 20.8 (0.50) 1.6   (0.15) 67.7 (0.60) 39.1 (0.59) 39.0 (0.61) 33.2 (0.62) 5.4   (0.26) 83.4 (0.46) 48.3 (0.61)
Black 20.0 (1.01) 17.6 (0.90)   (†) 49.6 (1.21) 26.3 (1.09) 30.2 (1.14) 27.3 (1.10) 1.1 ! (0.33) 69.9 (1.09) 31.6 (1.16)
Hispanic 16.2 (0.78) 13.9 (0.75) 2.0   (0.33) 53.5 (1.19) 27.4 (1.02) 29.2 (1.09) 23.8 (0.99) 5.4   (0.52) 72.6 (1.07) 37.8 (1.10)
Asian 8.4 (1.49) 7.3 (1.44)   (†) 52.9 (2.26) 21.0 (2.34) 18.1 (1.89) 14.4 (1.72) 2.7 ! (1.02) 72.0 (2.34) 28.6 (2.34)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (†) (†)   (†) (†) (†) 30.4 (5.52) (†)   (†) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 32.1 (4.21) 27.3 (4.44)   (†) 52.0 (4.77) 49.5 (4.86) 43.4 (4.25) 39.0 (4.34) 7.5 ! (3.12) 76.1 (4.04) 62.1 (4.43)
Two or more races 25.2 (2.75) 23.6 (2.72)   (†) 63.3 (3.24) 36.5 (3.11) 42.7 (3.38) 37.3 (3.25) 4.7 ! (1.52) 77.9 (2.86) 47.0 (3.27)
                                             
Education                                            
Less than high school 24.3 (0.96) 20.7 (0.90) 1.6   (0.26) 45.1 (1.15) 44.8 (1.16) 36.7 (1.09) 31.2 (1.04) 4.9   (0.44) 66.5 (1.09) 52.3 (1.20)
High school graduate 21.0 (0.61) 18.0 (0.59) 1.4   (0.20) 54.8 (0.78) 37.5 (0.76) 34.3 (0.74) 29.0 (0.72) 4.6   (0.34) 74.6 (0.63) 45.4 (0.77)
Some college 22.0 (0.70) 19.0 (0.68) 1.3   (0.18) 68.6 (0.82) 30.6 (0.80) 36.2 (0.84) 31.3 (0.82) 4.3   (0.34) 84.5 (0.62) 40.7 (0.84)
College graduate 18.2 (1.04) 15.4 (0.95) 1.6   (0.39) 81.1 (0.98) 21.7 (1.10) 31.9 (1.31) 26.6 (1.24) 5.1   (0.63) 89.8 (0.80) 31.6 (1.24)
                                             
Employment status                                            
Full-time 20.0 (0.61) 16.7 (0.55) 1.7   (0.21) 68.9 (0.73) 36.9 (0.74) 33.3 (0.72) 27.4 (0.70) 5.0   (0.35) 84.0 (0.59) 45.5 (0.78)
Part-time 22.3 (0.73) 19.7 (0.70) 1.2   (0.20) 63.4 (0.90) 31.1 (0.81) 37.0 (0.87) 32.4 (0.84) 4.6   (0.39) 80.5 (0.72) 40.2 (0.90)
Unemployed 26.9 (1.05) 23.4 (1.01) 1.8   (0.37) 57.9 (1.22) 44.2 (1.26) 40.3 (1.25) 35.8 (1.19) 5.7   (0.58) 76.8 (1.08) 52.9 (1.25)
Other2 19.8 (0.80) 16.9 (0.74) 1.1   (0.19) 49.3 (1.10) 27.9 (0.85) 32.1 (0.98) 27.1 (0.95) 3.3   (0.34) 68.9 (0.98) 36.7 (0.93)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes other illegal drug use not shown separately--specifically, the use of heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the nonmedical use of prescription-type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives.
2 Includes retired persons, disabled persons, homemakers, students, or other persons not in labor force.
NOTE: Marijuana includes hashish usage. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2012, from http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/reports.htm. (This table was prepared April 2012.)
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