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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 20b.

Percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds who used alcohol, cigarettes, and selected drugs in past month, by race/ethnicity: 2004


Substance Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian2 American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
More than
one race
Alcohol 60.5 67.7 48.5 48.2 46.6 55.8 68.6
Cigarettes 39.5 45.1 28.8 31.7 25.2 49.7 44.3
Marijuana 16.1 18.2 16.7 10.1 6.1 23.5! 26.8
Cocaine 2.1 2.7 0.7! 1.7 0.2! 4.0!
Hallucinogen3 1.5 1.9 0.8! 0.9! 0.2! 1.4!
Inhalant4 0.4 0.5 0.2! 0.5! 0.3! 0.2! 1.0!
Nonmedical psychotherapeutic5 6.1 7.3 3.2 4.8 2.1! 4.6! 9.0!
! Interpret data with caution.
Reporting standards not met.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2 Does not include Pacific Islanders.
3 Includes LSD, PCP, and MDMA (Ecstasy).
4 Inhalants are defined in the survey as, "liquids, sprays, and gases that people sniff or inhale to get high or to make them feel good."
5 Nonmedical use of any prescription-type pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant, or sedative; does not include over-the-counter drugs.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2004.
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