Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 20.

Percentage of 12- to 17-year-olds and 18- to 25-year-olds who reported using alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana in past month, by race/ethnicity: 2007


Age group and
substance used
Total1 White Black   Hispanic   Asian   American Indian/
Alaska Native
  Two or
more races
12- to 17-year-olds                      
Alcohol 15.9 18.2 10.1   15.2   8.1     12.5
Cigarettes 9.8 12.2 6.1   6.7   3.4   13.4   8.9
Marijuana 6.7 7.3 5.8   5.7   4.2 !   6.9
                       
18- to 25-year-olds                      
Alcohol 61.2 67.5 50.2   50.7   50.1     63.1
Cigarettes 36.2 40.8 26.2   29.5   25.7   52.2   41.5
Marijuana 16.4 18.1 16.4   11.9   8.9     23.5
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders were not met; therefore, data for this group are not shown on the table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
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, 2007.