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Drug Use By Age: drug-use-by-age.csv

This directory contains data behind the story How Baby Boomers Get High. It covers 13 drugs across 17 age groups.

Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive.

Header Definition
alcohol-use Percentage of those in an age group who used alcohol in the past 12 months
alcohol-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used alcohol in the past 12 months
marijuana-use Percentage of those in an age group who used marijuana in the past 12 months
marijuana-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used marijuana in the past 12 months
cocaine-use Percentage of those in an age group who used cocaine in the past 12 months
cocaine-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used cocaine in the past 12 months
crack-use Percentage of those in an age group who used crack in the past 12 months
crack-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used crack in the past 12 months
heroin-use Percentage of those in an age group who used heroin in the past 12 months
heroin-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used heroin in the past 12 months
hallucinogen-use Percentage of those in an age group who used hallucinogens in the past 12 months
hallucinogen-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used hallucinogens in the past 12 months
inhalant-use Percentage of those in an age group who used inhalants in the past 12 months
inhalant-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used inhalants in the past 12 months
pain-releiver-use Percentage of those in an age group who used pain relievers in the past 12 months
pain-releiver-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used pain relievers in the past 12 months
oxycontin-use Percentage of those in an age group who used oxycontin in the past 12 months
oxycontin-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used oxycontin in the past 12 months
tranquilizer-use Percentage of those in an age group who used tranquilizer in the past 12 months
tranquilizer-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used tranquilizer in the past 12 months
stimulant-use Percentage of those in an age group who used stimulants in the past 12 months
stimulant-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used stimulants in the past 12 months
meth-use Percentage of those in an age group who used meth in the past 12 months
meth-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used meth in the past 12 months
sedative-use Percentage of those in an age group who used sedatives in the past 12 months
sedative-frequency Median number of times a user in an age group used sedatives in the past 12 months

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub

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Suggested facets: alcohol-use, alcohol-frequency, marijuana-frequency, cocaine-use, cocaine-frequency, crack-use, crack-frequency, heroin-use, hallucinogen-use, hallucinogen-frequency, inhalant-use, inhalant-frequency, pain-releiver-use, pain-releiver-frequency, oxycontin-use, oxycontin-frequency, tranquilizer-use, tranquilizer-frequency, stimulant-use, stimulant-frequency, meth-use, meth-frequency, sedative-use, sedative-frequency

Link rowid age n alcohol-use alcohol-frequency marijuana-use marijuana-frequency cocaine-use cocaine-frequency crack-use crack-frequency heroin-use heroin-frequency hallucinogen-use hallucinogen-frequency inhalant-use inhalant-frequency pain-releiver-use pain-releiver-frequency oxycontin-use oxycontin-frequency tranquilizer-use tranquilizer-frequency stimulant-use stimulant-frequency meth-use meth-frequency sedative-use sedative-frequency
1 12 2798 3.9 3 1.1 4 0.1 5.0 0.0 - 0.1 35.5 0.2 52 1.6 19.0 2.0 36 0.1 24.5 0.2 52.0 0.2 2.0 0.0 - 0.2 13.0
2 13 2757 8.5 6 3.4 15 0.1 1.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 - 0.6 6 2.5 12.0 2.4 14 0.1 41.0 0.3 25.5 0.3 4.0 0.1 5.0 0.1 19.0
3 14 2792 18.1 5 8.7 24 0.1 5.5 0.0 - 0.1 2.0 1.6 3 2.6 5.0 3.9 12 0.4 4.5 0.9 5.0 0.8 12.0 0.1 24.0 0.2 16.5
4 15 2956 29.2 6 14.5 25 0.5 4.0 0.1 9.5 0.2 1.0 2.1 4 2.5 5.5 5.5 10 0.8 3.0 2.0 4.5 1.5 6.0 0.3 10.5 0.4 30.0
5 16 3058 40.1 10 22.5 30 1.0 7.0 0.0 1.0 0.1 66.5 3.4 3 3.0 3.0 6.2 7 1.1 4.0 2.4 11.0 1.8 9.5 0.3 36.0 0.2 3.0
6 17 3038 49.3 13 28.0 36 2.0 5.0 0.1 21.0 0.1 64.0 4.8 3 2.0 4.0 8.5 9 1.4 6.0 3.5 7.0 2.8 9.0 0.6 48.0 0.5 6.5
7 18 2469 58.7 24 33.7 52 3.2 5.0 0.4 10.0 0.4 46.0 7.0 4 1.8 4.0 9.2 12 1.7 7.0 4.9 12.0 3.0 8.0 0.5 12.0 0.4 10.0
8 19 2223 64.6 36 33.4 60 4.1 5.5 0.5 2.0 0.5 180.0 8.6 3 1.4 3.0 9.4 12 1.5 7.5 4.2 4.5 3.3 6.0 0.4 105.0 0.3 6.0
9 20 2271 69.7 48 34.0 60 4.9 8.0 0.6 5.0 0.9 45.0 7.4 2 1.5 4.0 10.0 10 1.7 12.0 5.4 10.0 4.0 12.0 0.9 12.0 0.5 4.0
10 21 2354 83.2 52 33.0 52 4.8 5.0 0.5 17.0 0.6 30.0 6.3 4 1.4 2.0 9.0 15 1.3 13.5 3.9 7.0 4.1 10.0 0.6 2.0 0.3 9.0
11 22-23 4707 84.2 52 28.4 52 4.5 5.0 0.5 5.0 1.1 57.5 5.2 3 1.0 4.0 10.0 15 1.7 17.5 4.4 12.0 3.6 10.0 0.6 46.0 0.2 52.0
12 24-25 4591 83.1 52 24.9 60 4.0 6.0 0.5 6.0 0.7 88.0 4.5 2 0.8 2.0 9.0 15 1.3 20.0 4.3 10.0 2.6 10.0 0.7 21.0 0.2 17.5
13 26-29 2628 80.7 52 20.8 52 3.2 5.0 0.4 6.0 0.6 50.0 3.2 3 0.6 4.0 8.3 13 1.2 13.5 4.2 10.0 2.3 7.0 0.6 30.0 0.4 4.0
14 30-34 2864 77.5 52 16.4 72 2.1 8.0 0.5 15.0 0.4 66.0 1.8 2 0.4 3.5 5.9 22 0.9 46.0 3.6 8.0 1.4 12.0 0.4 54.0 0.4 10.0
15 35-49 7391 75.0 52 10.4 48 1.5 15.0 0.5 48.0 0.1 280.0 0.6 3 0.3 10.0 4.2 12 0.3 12.0 1.9 6.0 0.6 24.0 0.2 104.0 0.3 10.0
16 50-64 3923 67.2 52 7.3 52 0.9 36.0 0.4 62.0 0.1 41.0 0.3 44 0.2 13.5 2.5 12 0.4 5.0 1.4 10.0 0.3 24.0 0.2 30.0 0.2 104.0
17 65+ 2448 49.3 52 1.2 36 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0 120.0 0.1 2 0.0 - 0.6 24 0.0 - 0.2 5.0 0.0 364.0 0.0 - 0.0 15.0

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CREATE TABLE "drug-use-by-age/drug-use-by-age" (
"age" TEXT,
  "n" INTEGER,
  "alcohol-use" REAL,
  "alcohol-frequency" INTEGER,
  "marijuana-use" REAL,
  "marijuana-frequency" INTEGER,
  "cocaine-use" REAL,
  "cocaine-frequency" TEXT,
  "crack-use" REAL,
  "crack-frequency" TEXT,
  "heroin-use" REAL,
  "heroin-frequency" TEXT,
  "hallucinogen-use" REAL,
  "hallucinogen-frequency" INTEGER,
  "inhalant-use" REAL,
  "inhalant-frequency" TEXT,
  "pain-releiver-use" REAL,
  "pain-releiver-frequency" INTEGER,
  "oxycontin-use" REAL,
  "oxycontin-frequency" TEXT,
  "tranquilizer-use" REAL,
  "tranquilizer-frequency" REAL,
  "stimulant-use" REAL,
  "stimulant-frequency" REAL,
  "meth-use" REAL,
  "meth-frequency" TEXT,
  "sedative-use" REAL,
  "sedative-frequency" REAL
)
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