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Title: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Population Estimates 1985
Corporate Author: Temple University
Institute for Survey Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Temple University
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Contract Number: 271-84-7301
Publication Number: (ADM)87-1539
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents population estimates for illicit drug use, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics, and use of licit drugs.
Abstract: Population estimates are presented separately for the total population and for whites, Hispanics, and blacks; they are also divided out by four regions (Northeast, North Central, South, and West). Data in each table are presented by sex for each of four age groups (12-17 years, 18-25 years, 26-34 years, and 35+ years). The first section presents prevalence estimates for specific drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, hallucinogens, PCP, stimulants, sedatives, tranquilizers, analgesics, alcohol, and cigarettes. The second section provides prevalence estimates of illicit drug users, while the final section presents information on the frequency of drug use among past-year users.
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; Trend analysis
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