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Figure GPS-20. Lifetime and last year prevalence of cocaine use among young adults (aged 15 to 34) in Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA - last survey available for each country


Data are from the most recent national surveys available in each country (see epidemiological tables on population surveys, EMCDDA statistical bulletin). Countries have been sorted according to lifetime prevalence of cocaine.

In the European Member States, most surveys were conducted between 2001 and 2006, and the standard age range is 15 to 34 (in some countries the lower end may be 16 or 18 years).

The European average prevalence rate was calculated as the average of the national prevalence rates weighted by national population of 15- to 34-year-olds (2004, taken from Eurostat).

In the USA, the survey was conducted in 2005, and the age range is 16 to 34 years (recalculated from original data).

In Canada, the survey was conducted in 2004, and the age range is 15 to 34 years (recalculated from original data).

For Australia, the survey was conducted in 2004, and the age range is 14 to 39 years (recalculated from original data).

Variations in age ranges may slightly influence disparities between countries.


SB2006: Figure GPS-21.

See also Tables GPS-9.

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.


Reitox national reportss 2006, taken from population surveys, reports or scientific articles.

Canada: Adlaf, E.M., Begin, P., & Sawka, E. (Eds.). (2005). Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS): A national survey of Canadians' use of alcohol and other drugs: Prevalence of use and related harms: Detailed report. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

USA: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug use and Health, 2005 (www.samhsa.gov) and (http://oas.samhsa.gov/nhsda.htm#NHSDAinfo).

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: 2005. 2004 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: Detailed Findings. AIHW cat. no. PHE 66. Canberra: AIHW (Drug Statistics Series No.16).

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