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Title: State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2005-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health
Author(s): Arthur Hughes; Neeraja Sathe; Kathryn Spagnola
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: February 2008
Page Count: 244
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 283-2004-00022
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics; Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents State estimates for 23 measures of substance use or mental health problems based on the 2005 and 2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs).
Abstract: Estimates of past-month use of illicit drugs in 2005-2006 ranged from a low of 5.7 percent in North Dakota to a high of 11.2 percent in Rhode Island for all persons ages 12 or older. Nationally in 2005-2006, 10.4 percent of all persons ages 12 or older reported marijuana use in the past year. Nationally, rates of first use of marijuana declined significantly among youths ages 12 to 17 between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 and in the overall population ages 12 or older. The rate of past-month use of illicit drugs other than marijuana increased between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 among all persons ages 12 or older. In 2005-2006, the rate of past-month alcohol use among all persons ages 12 or older ranged from a low of 32.4 percent in Utah to a high of 63.1 percent in Wisconsin. The rate of binge alcohol use among youths ages 12 to 17 decreased from 10.5 percent in 2004-2005 to 10.1 percent in 2005-2006. Past-year dependence on or abuse of alcohol remained unchanged between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 at 7.7 percent for all persons ages 12 or older. The percentage of persons in 2005-2006 estimated to be dependent on illicit drugs in the past year was 2.0 percent. Nationally among persons ages 12 or older, the rate for past-month use of tobacco in 2005-2006 was 29.5 percent. In 2005-2006, serious psychological distress was present in 11.3 percent of the population ages 18 or older. In the same period, 7.3 percent of all persons ages 18 or older experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, a decrease from the rate in 2004-2005. NSDUH is an ongoing survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States ages 12 years old or older. Interview data from 136,110 persons were collected in 2005-2006. Extensive figures and tables
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Cocaine; Drug abuse; Marijuana; Mental health; Prescription drugs; State-by-state analyses; Tobacco use
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