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Stastics on drug misuse in England for 2007

Stastics on drug misuse in England for 2007

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    Key facts:
    Among adults aged 16 to 59 living in England and Wales


    In 2005/06, 10.5 per cent of adults had used one or more illicit drug in the last year, a decrease from 12.1 per cent in 1998.
    6.3 per cent had used an illicit drug in the last month, a fall from 7.1 per cent in 1998.
    The use of any Class A drug in the last year has increased, from 2.7p er cent in 1998 to 3.4 per cent in 2005/06, mainly due to a rise in the use of cocaine powder.
    Men are more likely to take illicit drugs than women, 13.7 per cent of men compared with 7.4 per cent of women took drugs in the last year.
    People living within the South West Government Office Region reported higher levels of any illicit drug use, compared to the total for England and Wales. For Class A drugs, the highest levels were found among those living in London.
    For younger adults aged 16 to 24, drug use in the last year fell between 1998 and 2005/06, from 31.8 per cent to 25.2 per cent , whilst the use of Class A drug use has remained stable.