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NCJ Number: 222594 Find in a Library
Title: State Estimates of Persons Aged 18 or Older Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illicit Drugs
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: April 2008
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
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: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on annual averages from the combined 2004, 2005, and 2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), this report presents estimates of past-year driving under the influence of alcohol and illicit drugs among current drivers ages 18 or older in each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Abstract: The combined data indicate that 15.1 percent of current drivers ages 18 or older drove under the influence of alcohol in the past year, and 4.7 percent drove under the influence of illicit drugs in the past year. Rates of past-year driving under the influence of alcohol were highest among persons ages 18 or older who resided in Wisconsin (26.4 percent), North Dakota (24.9 percent), Minnesota (23.5 percent), Nebraska (22.9 percent), and South Dakota (21.6 percent). Past-year rates of driving under the influence of illicit drugs among persons ages 18 or older were highest in the District of Columbia (7.0 percent), Rhode Island (6.8 percent), Massachusetts (6.4 percent), Montana (6.3 percent), and Wyoming (6.2 percent). The NSDUH asks persons ages 12 or older if they had driven a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year. NSDUH defines "illicit drugs" to include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type drugs used nonmedically. 2 figures and 7 notes
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Offense statistics; Traffic offenses
Note: The NSDUH Report, April 17, 2008; downloaded May 6, 2008.
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