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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The rate of past month alcohol use for people aged 12 or older in 2008 was lower in the South (47.3 percent) than in the Northeast (56.8 percent), Midwest (54.2 percent), or West (51.8 percent).
The average age at first smokeless tobacco use among recent initiates aged 12 to 49 in 2008 was 18.9 years, which was not significantly different from the 2007 estimate (18.0 years). For boys, the 2008 estimate of this average age (18.8 years) was significantly higher than the 2007 estimate (17.4 years). However, for girls, the 2007 and 2008 age at first use estimates (19.7 and 19.0 years, respectively) did not significantly differ.
In the Midwest, the prevalence of current cigar smoking increased from 5.6 percent in 2002 and 5.8 percent in 2003 to 6.9 percent in 2004, leveling off at 6.7 percent in 2005.
Among adults aged 18 or older with MDE in the past year, 9.6 percent were heavy alcohol users in the past month, higher than the 7.1 percent of heavy alcohol users without MDE in the past year. Similarly, among adults with past year MDE, the rate of daily cigarette use in the past month was 29.1 percent, while the rate was 15.2 percent among adults without past year MDE.
Methamphetamine was developed during World War II to help soldiers to stay awake and to keep the factory workers of that era energized.
In 2006, there were 2.4 million current cocaine users, the same as in 2005 (2.4 million) but more than in 2002 (2.0 million). However, the rate of current cocaine use remained stable between 2002 and 2006. The number of past month crack users was similar in 2005 and 2006 with 682,000 and 702,000, respectively.