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NCJ Number: 212539 Find in a Library
Title: College Enrollment Status and Past Year Illicit Drug Use Among Young Adults: 2002, 2003, and 2004
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: October 21, 2005
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm 7-1044
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared the rates of past-year illicit drug use among college students and nonstudents ages 18 to 22 by using annual averages based on combined 2002, 2003, and 2004 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
Abstract: NSDUH defines any illicit drug as marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically. Data show that past-year illicit drug-use rates among young adults ages 18 to 22 were similar for full-time college students (37.5 percent), part-time students (38.5 percent), and nonstudents (38.4 percent). Among males, the rate of past-year illicit drug use was lower for full-time students than nonstudents (40.0 percent compared to 43.0 percent); among females, however, the rate was higher for full-time students than nonstudents (35.3 percent compared with 33.1 percent). Full-time students were less likely than nonstudents to be past-year users of cocaine (6.3 percent compared to 8.2 percent), crack cocaine (0.4 percent compared to 1.4 percent), pain relievers used nonmedically (11.6 percent compared with 13.9 percent), and methamphetamine (0.8 percent compared with 2.6 percent). 1 table, 3 figures, and 5 notes
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Drug use; Higher education; Juvenile drug abusers
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