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Table 149. -  Percent of 12- to 17-year-olds reporting drug use during the past 30 days and the past year: 1982 to 1996
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Type of drug and |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
  frequency use  |1982 |1985 |1988 |1990 |1991 |1992 |1993 |1994 |1995 |1996
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        1        |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  | 11
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                 |      Percent reporting drug use during past 30 days
                 |___________________________________________________________
Any illicit use .| --- |13.2 | 8.1 | 7.1 | 5.8 | 5.3 | 5.7 | 8.2 |10.9 | 9.0
  Marijuana .....| 9.9 |10.2 | 5.4 | 4.4 | 3.6 | 3.4 | 4.0 | 6.0 | 8.2 | 7.1
  Cocaine .......| 1.9 | 1.5 | 1.2 | 0.6 | 0.4 | 0.3 | 0.4 | 0.3 | 0.8 | 0.6
                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Alcohol .........|34.9 |41.2 |33.4 |32.5 |27.0 |20.9 |23.9 |21.6 |21.1 |18.8
Cigarettes ......| --- |29.4 |22.7 |22.4 |20.9 |18.4 |18.5 |18.9 |20.2 |18.3
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                 |      Percent reporting drug use during past year
                 |___________________________________________________________
Any illicit use .| --- |20.7 |14.9 |14.1 |13.1 |10.4 |11.9 |15.5 |18.0 |16.7
  Marijuana .....|17.7 |16.7 |10.7 | 9.6 | 8.5 | 6.9 | 8.5 |11.4 |14.2 |13.0
  Cocaine .......| 3.7 | 3.4 | 2.5 | 1.9 | 1.3 | 1.0 | 0.7 | 1.1 | 1.7 | 1.4
                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Alcohol .........|46.1 |52.7 |45.5 |41.8 |41.2 |33.3 |35.9 |36.2 |35.1 |32.7
Cigarettes ......| --- |29.9 |26.8 |26.2 |23.7 |21.4 |22.5 |24.5 |26.6 |24.2
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---Data not available, or low precision; no estimate reported.

NOTE.--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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, "Preliminary Estimates from the 1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse," 1997. (This table was prepared July 1998.)


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