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Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who report either: 1) using an illegal drug in the past month; or 2) taking a prescription drug in the past month that was not prescribed to them.

Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month

1.7
2.7
Comparison: U.S. Value 

2.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Substance abuse has a major impact on individuals, families, and communities. The effects of substance abuse are cumulative, significantly contributing to costly social, physical, mental, and public health problems.

Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month : Time Series

2008: 1.6 2011: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group

18-39: 4.7 40-64: 1.7 65+: 0.3 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Gender

Female: 1.7 Male: 3.7 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Income

Low Income: 6.8 Mid/High Income: 1.8 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 3.4 Hispanic: 3.0 White, non-Hispanic: 2.2 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 3.9 Southeast Omaha: 3.1 Northwest Omaha: 2.0 Southwest Omaha: 2.2 Western Douglas County: 0.8 Overall: 2.7

percent

Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month

Comparison: Prior Value 

2.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Substance abuse has a major impact on individuals, families, and communities. The effects of substance abuse are cumulative, significantly contributing to costly social, physical, mental, and public health problems.

Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month : Time Series

2008: 1.6 2011: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Age Group

18-39: 4.7 40-64: 1.7 65+: 0.3 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Gender

Female: 1.7 Male: 3.7 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Income

Low Income: 6.8 Mid/High Income: 1.8 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 3.4 Hispanic: 3.0 White, non-Hispanic: 2.2 Overall: 2.7

percent

Percent of Adults Using Illicit Drugs in the Past Month, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 3.9 Southeast Omaha: 3.1 Northwest Omaha: 2.0 Southwest Omaha: 2.2 Western Douglas County: 0.8 Overall: 2.7

percent