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DRUG USE

Table 4. Drug Use by Current Employment Status,1 199520002
(Percent Prevalence)

 

Full-time

Part-time

Unemployed

Other3

Past month use of any illicit drug

1995

5.5

9.0

14.3

3.1

1996

6.2

8.6

12.5

3.0

1997

6.5

7.7

13.8

3.0

1998

6.4

7.4

18.2

2.8

1999 CAI

6.1

6.3

6.2

3.3

2000 CAI

6.3

7.8

15.4

3.5

Past month use of marijuana

1995

4.2

7.5

12.6

1.9

1996

4.9

6.2

10.0

2.3

1997

5.0

6.6

12.2

2.4

1998

5.1

6.5

15.1

2.0

1999 CAI

4.7

6.6

12.1

2.2

2000 CAI

4.8

6.3

13.3

2.5

Past month use of cocaine

1995

0.7

0.8

2.1

0.4

1996

0.9

1.1

2.4

0.4

1997

0.7

0.9

2.4

0.3

1998

0.9

0.5

3.4

0.4

1999 CAI

0.8

0.8

2.9

0.3

2000 CAI

0.6

0.9

2.0

0.3

1Data on current employment are for persons age 18 and older.
2 In 1999, the survey methodology changed from a paper-and-pencil interview to a computer-assisted
interview (CAI). Estimates based on the new CAI methodology are not directly comparable to previous years.
3 Retired, disabled, homemaker, student, or "other."

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Household Survey on
Drug Abuse
(19952000).




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