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Figure GPS-17. Last 12 months prevalence of amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine use among young adults (aged 15 to 34)


Sample sizes (n) refer to the number of respondents for 15- to 34-year-old group. For number of respondents for the whole surveys, see General population survey tables in the Statistical bulletin 2011.

Data are from the most recent national surveys available in each country (see General population survey tables, EMCDDA Statistical bulletin 2011).

For young adults, the EMCDDA standard age range is 15 to 34 years (Denmark and the UK from 16 years, Estonia, Hungary and Germany from 18 years). Variations in age ranges may slightly influence some national differences. In some countries, the figures were recalculated at national level, to adapt as far as possible to standard EMCDDA age groups.

The most recent General population surveys reported by the Czech Republic display a wide variation in results, the reason for which is being explored, but may be due to differing sampling methods. The data is provided for information, but given the lack of comparability between surveys should be treated with caution.

Bulgaria: 2008; n=2164

Czech Republic: 2009; n=616

Denmark: 2010; n=3381

Germany: 2009; n=3876

Estonia: 2008; n=545

Ireland: 2006/07; n=1989

Greece: 2004; n=2620

Spain: 2009; n=n.a.

France: 2005; n=10855

Italy: 2008; n=6398

Cyprus: 2009; n=1810

Latvia: 2007; n =2497

Lithuania: 2008; n=2152

Hungary: 2007; n=1111

Netherlands: 2005; n=

Austria: 2008; n=2558

Poland: 2006; n=2031

Portugal: 2007; n=4765

Romania: 2007; n=2262

Slovakia: 2006; n=556

Finland: 2006; n=1387

Sweden: 2008; n=16271

UK (E&W): 2009/10; n=8945

Norway: 2009; n=632

Related links:

Statistical bulletin 2006: Figure GPS-23 part (i)

Statistical bulletin 2007: Figure GPS-17

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure GPS-17

Statistical bulletin 2009: Figure GPS-17

Statistical bulletin 2010: Figure GPS-17

See also Tables GPS-2 part ii and GPS-2 part iii

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


Reitox national reports 2010, taken from surveys, reports or scientific articles.

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