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Table 395. Percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds reporting substance abuse during the past 30 days and the past year, by drug used: Selected years, 1982 through 2006
Year Percent reporting substance abuse during past 30 days Percent reporting substance abuse during past year
Illicit drug use Alcohol Cigarettes Illicit drug use Alcohol Cigarettes
Any1  Marijuana Cocaine Any1  Marijuana Cocaine
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1982 (†) 27.2 (—) 7.0 (—) 66.6 (—) (†) (†) 37.4 (—) 15.9 (—) 80.6 (—) (†)
1985 25.3 (—) 21.7 (—) 8.1 (—) 70.1 (—) 47.4 (—) 37.4 (—) 34.0 (—) 13.6 (—) 84.2 (—) 49.9 (—)
1988 17.9 (—) 15.3 (—) 4.8 (—) 64.7 (—) 45.6 (—) 29.1 (—) 26.1 (—) 10.5 (—) 79.6 (—) 50.9 (—)
1990 15.0 (—) 12.7 (—) 2.3 (—) 62.8 (—) 40.9 (—) 26.1 (—) 23.0 (—) 6.5 (—) 78.1 (—) 45.1 (—)
1991 15.4 (—) 12.9 (—) 2.2 (—) 63.1 (—) 41.7 (—) 26.6 (—) 22.9 (—) 6.7 (—) 80.7 (—) 46.9 (—)
                                         
1992 13.1 (—) 10.9 (—) 2.0 (—) 58.6 (—) 41.5 (—) 24.1 (—) 21.2 (—) 5.5 (—) 75.6 (—) 46.8 (—)
1993 13.6 (—) 11.1 (—) 1.6 (—) 58.7 (—) 37.9 (—) 24.2 (—) 21.4 (—) 4.4 (—) 76.9 (—) 43.7 (—)
1994 13.3 (—) 12.1 (—) 1.2 (—) 63.1 (—) 34.6 (—) 24.6 (—) 21.8 (—) 3.6 (—) 78.5 (—) 41.1 (—)
1995 14.2 (—) 12.0 (—) 1.3 (—) 61.3 (—) 35.3 (—) 25.5 (—) 21.8 (—) 4.3 (—) 76.5 (—) 42.5 (—)
1996 15.6 (—) 13.2 (—) 2.0 (—) 60.0 (—) 38.3 (—) 26.8 (—) 23.8 (—) 4.7 (—) 75.3 (—) 44.7 (—)
                                         
1997 14.7 (—) 12.8 (—) 1.2 (—) 58.4 (—) 40.6 (—) 25.3 (—) 22.3 (—) 3.9 (—) 75.1 (—) 45.9 (—)
1998 16.1 (—) 13.8 (—) 2.0 (—) 60.0 (—) 41.6 (—) 27.4 (—) 24.1 (—) 4.7 (—) 74.2 (—) 47.1 (—)
1999 16.4 (0.40) 14.2 (0.38) 1.7 (0.12) 57.2 (0.54) 39.7 (0.47) 29.1 (0.48) 24.5 (0.46) 5.2 (0.21) 74.8 (0.48) 47.5 (0.52)
2000 15.9 (0.36) 13.6 (0.34) 1.4 (0.11) 56.8 (0.51) 38.3 (0.48) 27.9 (0.46) 23.7 (0.43) 4.4 (0.18) 74.5 (0.46) 45.8 (0.49)
2001 18.8 (0.41) 16.0 (0.39) 1.9 (0.13) 58.8 (0.50) 39.1 (0.47) 31.9 (0.48) 26.7 (0.48) 5.7 (0.23) 75.4 (0.41) 46.8 (0.48)
                                         
2002 20.2 (0.37) 17.3 (0.36) 2.0 (0.12) 60.5 (0.53) 40.8 (0.48) 35.5 (0.46) 29.8 (0.43) 6.7 (0.24) 77.9 (0.41) 49.0 (0.50)
2003 20.3 (0.40) 17.0 (0.37) 2.2 (0.13) 61.4 (0.50) 40.2 (0.47) 34.6 (0.48) 28.5 (0.46) 6.6 (0.23) 78.1 (0.41) 47.6 (0.46)
2004 19.4 (0.40) 16.1 (0.37) 2.1 (0.13) 60.5 (0.51) 39.5 (0.49) 33.9 (0.48) 27.8 (0.47) 6.6 (0.25) 78.0 (0.44) 47.5 (0.52)
2005 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)
2006 19.8 (0.37) 16.3 (0.35) 2.2 (0.12) 61.9 (0.51) 38.4 (0.47) 34.4 (0.48) 28.0 (0.46) 6.9 (0.24) 78.8 (0.43) 47.0 (0.48)
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Includes other illegal drug use not shown separately.
NOTE: Marijuana includes hashish usage for 1996 and later years. Due to changes in the survey instrument and administration and to improve comparability with new data, estimates for 1982 through 1993 have been adjusted and may differ from those reported in previous years. Data for 1999 have been revised from previously published figures. Data for 1999 and later years were gathered using Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI) and may not be directly comparable to previous years. 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, selected years, 1982 through 2001, and National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002 through 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2008, from www.oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUH/2k6NSDUH/tabs/TOC.htm. (This table was prepared January 2008.)

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest