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Title: Population Projections Based on the National Survey on Drug Abuse, 1982
Corporate Author: George Washington University
Social Research Group
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: George Washington University
Washington, DC 20037
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Contract Number: 271-81-1702
Publication Number: (ADM) 83-1303
Sale Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
United States of America

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Type: Statistics; Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a companion publication to two other publications on the 1982 National Survey on Drug Abuse - The National Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings 1982 and a smaller volume of survey highlights - this report presents population projections that express drug-use prevalence in terms of the approximate numbers of persons who ever used each drug , the number of persons who used the drug during the past year, and the numbers who used drugs during the month prior to the interview.
Abstract: These projections are based on combining percentage estimates of drug-use prevalence taken from the National Survey with U.S. Census data on the number of persons in various population groups based on demographic characteristics. Survey respondents consisted of the household U.S. population ages 12 and older. The drugs encompassed by the survey were marijuana, hallucinogens, cocaine, heroin, stimulants, sedatives, tranquilizers, analgesics, alcohol, and cigarettes. For each drug, the total populations that have “ever used,” “used in the past year,” or “used in the past month” are presented by three age groups: ages 12-17, ages 18-25, and ages 26 and over. For the total populations using each drug, the age groups are further refined to 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-21, 22-25, 26-34, and 35 and over. For each of the three time frames of use, the use of each drug is shown by the three age groups according to the demographic features of sex, race, region of residence, and educational level. Some precautions in interpreting and using the data are discussed. Extensive figures
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Amphetamines; Cocaine; Demography; Education; Gender; Hallucinogens; Heroin; Marijuana; Prescription drugs; Race; Tobacco use
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