Table 2-2. NSDUH: Prevalence of initiating drinking at age 12 years or younger, by sex, among ever drinkers ages 12–20, United States, 1991–2003.1
Year Both Sexes Male Female
Percent S.E. Percent S.E. Percent S.E.
2003 23.4 0.5 26.3 0.7 20.4 0.7
2002 23.6 0.5 27.2 0.7 19.8 0.6
2001 24.0 0.5 27.3 0.7 20.5 0.6
2000 24.5 0.5 28.3 0.7 20.5 0.6
1999 23.7 0.4 27.8 0.7 19.5 0.6
1998 20.9 0.9 23.3 1.4 18.3 1.2
1997 22.0 1.1 25.9 1.6 17.8 1.2
1996 22.0 1.0 26.6 1.3 16.8 1.2
1995 25.0 1.1 29.1 1.6 20.7 1.2
1994 25.7 1.3 31.0 1.8 20.1 1.4
1993 25.2 1.1 29.6 1.8 20.4 1.4
1992 24.4 0.9 30.0 1.3 18.3 1.3
1991 27.2 0.9 30.1 1.3 23.9 1.2

1 Due to survey design modifications, comparison of results from before 1999 to 1999–2003 need to be made with caution.

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