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Table 1-1. Prevalence of substance use, abuse, and dependence among females ages 15–44, 2002–2013.
Substance Use Category and Year Unweighted N (sample) Weighted N (population) Percent S.E.
Substance use (past 30 days)
Any drinking
2013 10,418 39,333,571 53.5 0.7
2012 10,509 40,129,316 54.5 0.6
2011 10,703 38,802,142 52.9 0.6
2010 11,221 38,823,400 53.3 0.5
2009 10,821 39,183,868 53.2 0.6
2008 10,646 38,745,969 52.8 0.6
2007 10,676 38,069,346 51.7 0.6
2006 10,358 37,707,392 51.6 0.6
2005 10,980 38,279,546 52.0 0.6
2004 10,719 37,803,198 52.0 0.6
2003 10,517 36,791,230 50.8 0.6
2002 10,664 37,702,189 51.9 0.6
Binge drinking
2013 5,066 16,945,617 23.0 0.6
2012 5,313 17,249,585 23.4 0.5
2011 5,404 16,587,000 22.6 0.5
2010 5,612 16,163,968 22.2 0.4
2009 5,545 16,934,553 23.0 0.5
2008 5,479 16,229,413 22.1 0.4
2007 5,449 16,018,085 21.8 0.5
2006 5,341 16,241,604 22.2 0.5
2005 5,507 15,647,349 21.3 0.5
2004 5,523 15,698,084 21.6 0.4
2003 5,282 15,088,144 20.8 0.5
2002 5,250 15,441,751 21.2 0.4
Heavy drinking
2013 1,075 3,476,690 4.7 0.3
2012 1,205 3,780,767 5.1 0.3
2011 1,176 3,372,511 4.6 0.3
2010 1,348 3,670,960 5.0 0.2
2009 1,344 3,765,655 5.1 0.2
2008 1,321 3,673,326 5.0 0.2
2007 1,357 3,514,803 4.8 0.2
2006 1,361 3,651,507 5.0 0.2
2005 1,357 3,421,946 4.7 0.2
2004 1,370 3,545,628 4.9 0.2
2003 1,340 3,739,583 5.2 0.2
2002 1,285 3,409,581 4.7 0.2
Cigarette use
2013 5,026 17,109,212 23.3 0.5
2012 5,189 17,985,744 24.4 0.4
2011 5,631 18,318,032 25.0 0.6
2010 5,901 18,730,477 25.7 0.5
2009 6,116 19,707,455 26.8 0.5
2008 6,153 19,589,062 26.7 0.5
2007 6,202 19,887,034 27.0 0.5
2006 6,234 20,956,637 28.7 0.5
2005 6,718 21,166,573 28.8 0.6
2004 6,762 20,702,322 28.5 0.5
2003 6,732 21,153,147 29.2 0.5
2002 6,791 21,693,783 29.8 0.6
Illicit drug use
2013 2,878 7,849,153 10.7 0.4
2012 2,792 7,377,701 10.0 0.3
2011 2,873 7,121,639 9.7 0.4
2010 3,053 7,415,670 10.2 0.3
2009 2,936 7,142,086 9.7 0.3
2008 2,719 6,796,758 9.3 0.3
2007 2,553 6,212,435 8.4 0.2
2006 2,540 6,531,060 8.9 0.3
2005 2,838 6,702,332 9.1 0.3
2004 2,750 6,560,048 9.0 0.3
2003 2,811 7,127,035 9.8 0.3
2002 2,800 6,815,982 9.4 0.3
Marijuana use
2013 2,361 6,153,449 8.4 0.3
2012 2,285 5,721,242 7.8 0.3
2011 2,330 5,505,576 7.5 0.3
2010 2,388 5,503,244 7.6 0.2
2009 2,311 5,296,411 7.2 0.3
2008 2,085 4,937,741 6.7 0.2
2007 1,928 4,442,958 6.0 0.2
2006 1,937 4,585,594 6.3 0.2
2005 2,127 4,620,375 6.3 0.2
2004 2,148 4,829,163 6.6 0.3
2003 2,142 5,072,767 7.0 0.2
2002 2,224 4,855,243 6.7 0.2
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs
2013 811 2,448,784 3.3 0.3
2012 854 2,509,292 3.4 0.2
2011 861 2,313,558 3.2 0.2
2010 982 2,544,470 3.5 0.2
2009 1,026 2,564,178 3.5 0.2
2008 955 2,547,350 3.5 0.1
2007 895 2,262,174 3.1 0.2
2006 891 2,523,817 3.5 0.2
2005 1,011 2,615,453 3.6 0.2
2004 969 2,523,864 3.5 0.2
2003 935 2,638,082 3.6 0.2
2002 913 2,595,348 3.6 0.2
Substance abuse and dependence  (past 12 months)
Alcohol abuse
2013 856 2,479,787 3.4 0.2
2012 971 2,596,019 3.5 0.2
2011 1,020 2,671,804 3.6 0.2
2010 1,111 2,558,521 3.5 0.2
2009 1,116 2,709,681 3.7 0.2
2008 1,130 3,013,684 4.1 0.2
2007 1,091 2,515,095 3.4 0.2
2006 1,175 3,156,175 4.3 0.2
2005 1,296 3,007,302 4.1 0.2
2004 1,209 2,691,157 3.7 0.2
2003 1,165 2,747,520 3.8 0.2
2002 1,171 2,701,816 3.7 0.2
Illicit drug abuse
2013 260 474,231 0.6 0.1
2012 275 658,800 0.9 0.1
2011 287 537,849 0.7 0.1
2010 336 706,221 1.0 0.1
2009 297 507,063 0.7 0.1
2008 323 685,906 0.9 0.1
2007 291 565,229 0.8 0.1
2006 305 636,959 0.9 0.1
2005 296 582,406 0.8 0.1
2004 341 604,268 0.8 0.1
2003 350 751,324 1.0 0.1
2002 320 671,126 0.9 0.1
Alcohol dependence
2013 810 2,412,760 3.3 0.2
2012 891 2,716,008 3.7 0.2
2011 879 2,556,623 3.5 0.2
2010 921 2,560,434 3.5 0.2
2009 989 2,642,877 3.6 0.2
2008 1,027 2,767,613 3.8 0.2
2007 972 2,319,623 3.2 0.1
2006 969 2,585,669 3.5 0.2
2005 1,016 2,598,343 3.5 0.2
2004 975 2,611,383 3.6 0.2
2003 882 2,474,528 3.4 0.2
2002 929 2,640,959 3.6 0.2
Illicit drug dependence
2013 667 1,637,479 2.2 0.2
2012 687 1,669,021 2.3 0.1
2011 665 1,539,977 2.1 0.1
2010 741 1,660,836 2.3 0.2
2009 750 1,587,832 2.2 0.1
2008 792 1,929,526 2.6 0.1
2007 693 1,479,539 2.0 0.1
2006 733 1,749,130 2.4 0.1
2005 823 1,769,654 2.4 0.2
2004 784 1,825,998 2.5 0.1
2003 692 1,655,705 2.3 0.1
2002 733 1,634,470 2.3 0.1
Substance use among current drinkers (past 30 days)
Cigarette use
2013 3,353 11,271,809 28.7 0.7
2012 3,557 12,285,301 30.6 0.7
2011 3,890 12,288,232 31.7 0.7
2010 4,044 12,310,146 31.7 0.7
2009 4,269 13,402,654 34.2 0.8
2008 4,223 13,209,460 34.1 0.7
2007 4,282 13,324,665 35.0 0.8
2006 4,319 13,893,221 36.8 0.7
2005 4,659 14,217,069 37.1 0.8
2004 4,699 14,016,394 37.1 0.7
2003 4,595 13,726,005 37.3 0.7
2002 4,769 14,375,868 38.1 0.7
Illicit drug use
2013 2,180 6,325,450 16.1 0.7
2012 2,147 5,759,085 14.4 0.5
2011 2,226 5,629,992 14.5 0.6
2010 2,387 5,898,349 15.2 0.5
2009 2,305 5,703,255 14.6 0.5
2008 2,169 5,500,819 14.2 0.5
2007 2,030 4,922,538 12.9 0.4
2006 2,048 5,289,519 14.0 0.5
2005 2,213 5,226,100 13.7 0.5
2004 2,204 5,209,901 13.8 0.5
2003 2,230 5,567,549 15.1 0.6
2002 2,226 5,272,174 14.0 0.5
Marijuana use
2013 1,869 5,147,680 13.1 0.6
2012 1,823 4,633,300 11.6 0.4
2011 1,913 4,599,019 11.9 0.5
2010 1,957 4,583,932 11.8 0.4
2009 1,895 4,458,499 11.4 0.4
2008 1,741 4,224,927 10.9 0.5
2007 1,614 3,731,283 9.8 0.3
2006 1,638 3,893,370 10.3 0.4
2005 1,747 3,853,531 10.1 0.4
2004 1,798 4,062,475 10.8 0.4
2003 1,787 4,227,230 11.5 0.4
2002 1,857 4,126,835 11.0 0.4
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs
2013 566 1,838,159 4.7 0.5
2012 633 1,890,781 4.7 0.2
2011 619 1,672,023 4.3 0.3
2010 734 1,906,583 4.9 0.3
2009 789 1,938,419 5.0 0.3
2008 725 1,902,360 4.9 0.3
2007 673 1,673,009 4.4 0.3
2006 691 2,000,758 5.3 0.3
2005 755 1,937,051 5.1 0.3
2004 752 1,898,857 5.0 0.3
2003 701 1,915,184 5.2 0.4
2002 685 1,778,570 4.7 0.3
Substance abuse and dependence among current drinkers (past 12 months)
Alcohol abuse
2013 737 2,178,152 5.5 0.3
2012 829 2,215,637 5.5 0.3
2011 876 2,326,630 6.0 0.3
2010 958 2,286,567 5.9 0.3
2009 957 2,464,449 6.3 0.3
2008 971 2,728,732 7.0 0.3
2007 959 2,263,509 6.0 0.3
2006 1,009 2,791,346 7.4 0.3
2005 1,113 2,701,182 7.1 0.3
2004 1,057 2,442,483 6.5 0.3
2003 997 2,374,336 6.5 0.3
2002 1,034 2,403,553 6.4 0.3
Illicit drug abuse
2013 155 307,270 0.8 0.1
2012 184 444,493 1.1 0.1
2011 185 348,538 0.9 0.1
2010 220 472,958 1.2 0.1
2009 210 363,897 0.9 0.1
2008 213 479,697 1.2 0.1
2007 203 372,064 1.0 0.1
2006 222 461,522 1.2 0.1
2005 202 373,191 1.0 0.1
2004 244 449,934 1.2 0.1
2003 247 495,541 1.4 0.1
2002 230 422,386 1.1 0.1
Alcohol dependence
2013 704 2,142,580 5.5 0.3
2012 795 2,478,634 6.2 0.4
2011 780 2,272,564 5.9 0.4
2010 789 2,229,813 5.7 0.3
2009 874 2,353,201 6.0 0.3
2008 890 2,523,720 6.5 0.3
2007 861 2,086,419 5.5 0.3
2006 841 2,303,385 6.1 0.4
2005 901 2,328,419 6.1 0.3
2004 870 2,440,309 6.5 0.3
2003 771 2,198,821 6.0 0.3
2002 803 2,314,585 6.1 0.3
Illicit drug dependence
2013 460 1,173,531 3.0 0.3
2012 474 1,145,028 2.9 0.2
2011 486 1,085,105 2.8 0.2
2010 512 1,139,807 2.9 0.2
2009 567 1,227,638 3.1 0.2
2008 587 1,429,059 3.7 0.2
2007 530 1,046,910 2.8 0.2
2006 545 1,236,465 3.3 0.2
2005 615 1,295,794 3.4 0.2
2004 589 1,376,167 3.6 0.2
2003 494 1,139,504 3.1 0.2
2002 552 1,182,596 3.1 0.2

S.E. = standard error of the estimate

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