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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 5.8

Lifetime Prevalence of Alcohol, Drug, and Depression Disorders, Persons Ages 18 to 64, by Gender

  NLAES Percent With Lifetime Diagnosis
Diagnosis Males Females

Alcohol dependence

21.3 10.2

   and early drinking

3.6 1.5

   and later drinking

17.8 8.7

Drug dependence

3.7 2.2

Major depression

9.9 13.3

Source: Analysis of the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES) (adults ages 18 to 64, excluding full-time students).


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