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Table 2 Prevalence drug and alcohol use among participants (N = 760)

From: Patterns of ecstasy use amongst live music event attendees and their opinions on pill testing: a cross sectional study

Variable 2017% Comparison data 2016a%
ILLICIT DRUGS
Ever used illicit drugs (n = 758) 83.9
Drugs used in the last 12 months (n = 747)
 Ecstasy/MDMA 73.9 59.8
 Cannabis 64.3 63.9
 Cocaine 45.5 34.1
 Hallucinogens 25.3 20.2
 Amphetamine 21.4 18.4
 Recreational Pharmaceutical drugs 17.4 13.6
 Inhalants 17.4 8.4
 Ketamine 12.9 12.5
 Methamphetamine 10.0 4.7
 Synthetic cannabis 9.0 4.8
 GHB 2.9 2.3
 Steroids 1.9 1.7
 Other 0.9
Taken time of work/ study in the last 12 months due to illicit drug use (n = 617) 16.7  
Gone to work/ study despite feeling they should have taken sick leave due to illicit drugs use (n = 610) 27.5  
ALCOHOL
Frequency of alcoholic drink (n = 758)
 Never 0.1
 Monthly or less 8.2
 2–3 times per month 38.5
 2–3 times per week 40.9
 More than 4 times per week 12.3
Standard drinks per drinking session (n = 753)
 1 to 2 10.0
 3 to 4 12.4
 5 to 6 22.2
 7 to 9 23.6
 More than 10 31.9
Frequency > 6 standard drinks on one occasion (n = 754)
 Never 0.4
 Less than monthly 13.5
 Monthly 39.1
 Weekly 45.1
 Daily or almost daily 1.9
  1. aSource: Day et al., 2018 [21]