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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 Epidemiological tables on population surveys in the Statistical bulletin 2010.

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

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.

Bulgaria: 2008; n=2164

Czech Republic: 2008; n=2079

Denmark: 2008; n=1744

Germany: 2006; n=3306

Estonia: 2008; n=545

Ireland: 2006/07; n=1989

Greece: 2004; n=2620

Spain: 2007/08; n=9843

France: 2005; n=10855

Italy: 2008; n=6398

Cyprus: 2006; n=1753

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): 2008/09; n=9683

Norway: 2004; n=1238

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

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 2009, taken from surveys, reports or scientific articles.

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