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Table 1 Weighted Prevalencea of Nonmedical Methamphetamine Use by Demographic Characteristics

From: Prevalence of nonmedical methamphetamine use in the United States

  Lifetime Past 3 Years Past Year Past Month
Overall 8.63 2.13 0.71 0.27
  1.50 0.59 0.14 0.09
Age     
   18–25 6.04 3.63 1.79 0.60
  1.04 0.72 0.38 0.22
   26–49 9.46 1.65 0.36 0.17
  1.94 0.75 0.14 0.09
Gender     
   Male 10.03 3.14 0.86 0.32
  2.04 1.15 0.23 0.14
   Female 7.27 1.14 0.56 0.23
  2.19 0.29 0.16 0.11
Education     
   < High School 20.64 4.40 0.25 0.02
  7.42 3.25 0.19 0.02
   High School Graduate 6.12 1.34 0.80 0.21
  1.50 0.36 0.27 0.17
   Some College 7.31 2.34 0.67 0.31
  1.40 0.64 0.23 0.12
   College Graduate 5.31 1.41 0.95 0.47
  1.33 0.50 0.33 0.25
  1. a Estimates reflect the percent distributions for each group and their standard errors are displayed below them. Estimates are weighted to the U.S. population of noninstitutionalized civilian adults aged 18 to 49.
  2. Significant differences: Past year use among 18 to 25 years olds > 26 to 49 year olds, p = .0004; lifetime use among those without a high school degree > college graduates, p = .04; past month use among those without a high school degree < some college, p = .01.