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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 390. Percent of 18- to 25-year-olds reporting drug use during the past 30 days and during the past year: Selected years, 1982 to 2002

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Drug            |1982|1985|1988|1990|1991|1992|1993|1994|1995|1996|1997|1998|1999|       200|      2001|       2002
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1               |  2 |  3 |  4 |  5 |  6 |  7 |  8 |  9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |       15 |        16|         17
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                |                                       Percent reporting drug use during past 30 days
                |__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Any illicit     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |          |          |
   drug use\1\ .|--- |25.3|17.9|15.0|15.4|13.1|13.6|13.3|14.2|15.6|14.7|16.1|16.4|15.9(0.36)|18.8(0.41)|20.2 (0.37)
  Marijuana ....|27.2|21.7|15.3|12.7|12.9|10.9|11.1|12.1|12.0|13.2|12.8|13.8|14.2|13.6(0.34)|16.0(0.39)|17.3 (0.36)
  Cocaine ......| 7.0| 8.1| 4.8| 2.3| 2.2| 2.0| 1.6| 1.2| 1.3| 2.0| 1.2| 2.0| 1.7| 1.4(0.11)| 1.9(0.13)| 2.0 (0.12)
                |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |          |          |
Alcohol ........|66.6|70.1|64.7|62.8|63.1|58.6|58.7|63.1|61.3|60.0|58.4|60.0|57.2|56.8(0.51)|58.8(0.50)|60.5 (0.53)
Cigarettes .....|--- |47.4|45.6|40.9|41.7|41.5|37.9|34.6|35.3|38.3|40.6|41.6|39.7|38.3(0.48)|39.1(0.47)|40.8 (0.48)
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                |                                       Percent reporting drug use during past year
                |__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Any illicit     |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |          |          |
   drug use\1\ .|--- |37.4|29.1|26.1|26.6|24.1|24.2|24.6|25.5|26.8|25.3|27.4|29.1|27.9(0.46)|31.9(0.48)|35.5 (0.46)
  Marijuana ....|37.4|34.0|26.1|23.0|22.9|21.2|21.4|21.8|21.8|23.8|22.3|24.1|24.5|23.7(0.43)|26.7(0.48)|29.8 (0.43)
  Cocaine ......|15.9|13.6|10.5| 6.5| 6.7| 5.5| 4.4| 3.6| 4.3| 4.7| 3.9| 4.7| 5.2| 4.4(0.18)| 5.7(0.23)| 6.7 (0.24)
                |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |          |          |
Alcohol ........|80.6|84.2|79.6|78.1|80.7|75.6|76.9|78.5|76.5|75.3|75.1|74.2|74.8|74.5(0.46)|75.4(0.41)|77.9 (0.41)
Cigarettes .....|--- |49.9|50.9|45.1|46.9|46.8|43.7|41.1|42.5|44.7|45.9|47.1|47.5|45.8(0.49)|46.8(0.48)|49.0 (0.50)
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---Not available.
\1\Includes use of other drugs not shown separately.

NOTE: Marijuana includes hashish usage for 1996 and later years. Some estimates from 1982 have been revised and may differ from previously published figures. Data for 1999 through 2001 were gathered using Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI) and may not be directly comparable to previous years. Data for 1999 have been revised from previously published figures. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings, various years. (This table was prepared April 2005.)