Table GPS-5. Last month prevalence of drug use among all adults (15 to 64 years old) in nationwide surveys among the general population

Country - geographical area

Ref.

Year

Age range all adults

Sample size all adults

Cannabis (%)

Cocaine (%) (1)

Amphetamines (%) (2)

Ecstasy (%) (3)

LSD (%)

Belgium

Vlanderen (Brussels excluded)

1

1994

18-65

2259

 

 

 

 

 

French Community

2

1996-97

18-49

975

1.3

 

 

 

 

French Community

3

1998-99

18-49

1008

3.4

 

 

 

 

French Community

4

2000

18-49

694

3.8

 

 

 

 

National

5

2001

15-64

7347

2.7

 

0.3

 

 

Czech Republic

National

1

2002

18-64

2526

 

 

 

 

 

Denmark

National

1

1990

>=16

2000

 

 

 

 

 

National

2

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National

3

2000

16-64

11825

2.8

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.1

Germany

East Germany

1

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Germany

2

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old and New Länder

3

1995

18-59

7833

2.8

0.4

0.3

0.5

 

Old and New Länder

4

1997

18-59

8019

2.8

0.3

0.2

0.3

 

National

5

2000

18-59

8139

3.3

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.1

National

6

2003

18-59

8061

3.4

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.1

Estonia

National

1

1998

18-64

2317

2.0

 

 

 

 

National

2

2003

 

 

1.4

0.0

0.3

0.4

0.0

Greece

Athens

1

1993

12-64

2103

 

 

 

 

 

National (except Aegean and Ionian Islands)

2

1998

15-64

3398

2.3

0.2

0.0

0.0

 

National (except Aegean and Ionian Islands)

3

2004

15-64

4351

0.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Spain

National

1

1995

15-64

8888

 

 

 

 

 

National

2

1997

15-65

12515

4.0

0.8

0.3

0.2

 

National

3

1999

15-64

12234

4.5

0.8

0.2

0.5

 

National

4

2001

15-64

14113

6.8

1.4

0.6

0.8

 

France

National

1

1992

15-64

2099

 

 

 

 

 

Metropolitan France

2

1995

18-75

1787

 

 

 

 

 

National

3

1999

18-69

1742

 

 

 

 

 

National

4

2000

15-64

11317

4.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Metropolitan France

5

2002

15-64

1744

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland

National

1

1998

18-64

826

 

 

 

 

 

National

2

1998

18-64

 

5.1

 

 

 

 

National

3

2000

18-64

907

 

 

 

 

 

National

4

2002-03

15-64

4925

2.6

0.3

0.2

0.3

0.0

Italy

National

1

2001

15-44

6032

4.4

0.7

0.0

0.2

0.0

National

2

2003

15-54

11869

4.6

0.6

0.1

0.1

0.1

Cyprus

National

1 (4)

2003

15-65

1000

9.0

0.7

 

1.6

 

Latvia

National

1

2003

15-64

 

1.8

0.1

0.5

0.3

0.3

Luxembourg

National

1

1998

15-64

 

4.0

0.2

 

0.0

0.0

Hungary

National

1

2001

18-65

2359

1.1

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.1

National

2

2003

18-54

 

1.4

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.2

Malta

National

1

2001

18-64

 

0.5

0.1

0.0

0.2

0.0

Netherlands

National

1

1997-98

15-64

17590

3.0

0.3

0.1

0.3

 

National

2

2001

15-64

14045

3.7

0.5

0.3

0.6

0.0

Poland

National

1

2002

16-64

 

1.3

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.0

Portugal

National

1

2001

15-64

14186

2.4

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.0

Slovakia

National

1

2002

18-64

1405

2.7

0.0

0.1

0.1

 

Finland

National

1

1992

18-74

3457

 

 

 

 

 

National

2

1996

16-74

3009

 

 

 

 

 

National

3

1998

15-69

2568

 

 

 

 

 

National

4

2000

15-64

1677

0.7

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

National

5

2002

15-64

2377

1.1

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.0

Sweden

National

1

1994

16-64

806

 

 

 

 

 

National

2

1996

16-64

1136

 

 

 

 

 

National

3

1998

16-64

1359

0.2

0.0

0.1

0.0

 

National

4

2000

16-64

1750

0.2

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

National

5

2004

18-64

9514

0.8

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

England and Wales

1

1994

16-59

9645

4.9

0.2

1.0

0.4

0.5

England and Wales

2

1996

16-59

10935

5.5

0.3

1.6

0.7

0.3

England and Wales

3

1998

16-59

9984

6.1

0.5

1.4

0.5

0.1

England and Wales

4

2000

16-59

13018

6.4

0.8

0.9

0.9

0.1

England and Wales

5

2001-02

16-59

20165

6.6

0.9

0.7

1.1

0.1

Northern Ireland

6

2002-03

15-64

3517

2.9

0.1

0.2

0.5

0.0

England and Wales

7

2002-03

16-59

23586

6.7

0.9

0.6

0.9

0.1

England and Wales

8

2003-04

16-59

24422

6.5

1.1

0.6

0.9

0.1

Norway

National

1

1999

15-64

1803

2.4

0.0

0.4

0.2

 

Notes: 

(1) Cocaine any form. 

(2) For Belgium National 2001 and for Metropolitan France 1995: amphetamine+ecstasy, for Denmark National 1994: hard drugs. 

(3) For Spain: ecstasy and other designer drugs. 

(4) Results of this survey should be viewed with caution due to important discrepancies with previous surveys and school surveys results. A new survey with a bigger sample is being conducted in 2005.  

This table aims to present national surveys. Exceptionally some relevant regional surveys are presented. Some city surveys reported by countries were not included as they tend to produce higher prevalence estimates, which are not comparable with estimates for whole countries (or big regions with urban and rural areas). Athens was included as reference point for 1993 survey. 

In surveys with small sample sizes results should be interpreted with caution. 

Countries were asked to report results using, as far as possible, EMCDDA standard age groups (all adults: 15-64, young adults: 15-34). In countries where age ranges are more restrictive prevalence estimates may tend to be slightly higher. Some countries have recalculated their prevalence figures using the EMCDDA standard age groups. 

For methods and definitions on population surveys in general, see [Methods and definitions - prevalence and patterns of drug use in the general population].

For methods of each survey presented in this table, see [Table GPS-1 part (ii)]

Sources: 

See [Table GPS-0]