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Figure GPS-18. Overview of drug prevalence estimates in Europe for all adults (aged 15–64) and young adults (aged 15–34)

Part (i) Cannabis use: lifetime experience, last 12 months and last 30 days prevalence

 
 
CannabisBelgiumBulgariaCzech RepublicDenmarkGermanyEstoniaIrelandGreeceSpainFranceItalyCyprusLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgHungaryMaltaNetherlandsAustriaPolandPortugalRomaniaSloveniaSlovakiaFinlandSwedenUK (England and Wales)NorwayCroatiaTurkeyEU Average
LTP All adults14.37.324.932.525.635.38.927.432.121.711.612.511.98.53.525.714.217.511.71.610.518.314.231.014.615.60.722.6
LYP All adults5.12.78.95.44.8661.79.68.43.54.445.62.30.873.59.63.60.33.13.64.62.66.93.85.00.35.9
LMP All adults3.11.43.12.32.41.42.80.97.04.61.52.51.51.21.20.54.21.75.42.40.11.41.40.94.11.62.90.23.3
LTP Young adults2614.335.744.538.533.410.836.945.134.31820.421.219.14.836.819.228.817318.82921.437.321.925.3132.2
LYP Young adults11.2616.113.511.113.610.33.21717.587.97.39.95.71.913.76.617.16.70.66.97.311.26.112.3710.50.411.7
LMP Young adults6.93.16.45.15.43.24.51.512.59.83.74.52.72.62.77.73.4104.50.22.83.327.22.16.10.26.5

Notes:

Data are from the most recent national surveys available in each country (see General population survey tables, Statistical bulletin 2013).

For each country, the average of the sample prevalences, weighted by sample size, is indicated by the highlighted data point

Sources:

Reitox national reports 2012, taken from population surveys, reports or scientific articles.

Cannabis LTP All adults LYP All adults LMP All adults LTP Young adults LYP Young adults LMP Young adults
Belgium 14.3 5.1 3.1 26 11.2 6.9
Bulgaria 7.3 2.7 1.4 14.3 6 3.1
Czech Republic 24.9 8.9 3.1 35.7 16.1 6.4
Denmark 32.5 5.4 2.3 44.5 13.5 5.1
Germany 25.6 4.8 2.4 38.5 11.1 5.4
Estonia   6 1.4   13.6 3.2
Ireland 35.3 6 2.8 33.4 10.3 4.5
Greece 8.9 1.7 0.9 10.8 3.2 1.5
Spain 27.4 9.6 7.0 36.9 17 12.5
France 32.1 8.4 4.6 45.1 17.5 9.8
Italy 21.7 3.5 1.5 34.3 8 3.7
Cyprus 11.6 4.4 2.5 18 7.9 4.5
Latvia 12.5 4 1.5 20.4 7.3 2.7
Lithuania 11.9 5.6 1.2 21.2 9.9 2.6
Luxembourg            
Hungary 8.5 2.3 1.2 19.1 5.7 2.7
Malta 3.5 0.8 0.5 4.8 1.9  
Netherlands 25.7 7 4.2 36.8 13.7 7.7
Austria 14.2 3.5 1.7 19.2 6.6 3.4
Poland 17.5 9.6 5.4 28.8 17.1 10
Portugal 11.7 3.6 2.4 17 6.7 4.5
Romania 1.6 0.3 0.1 3 0.6 0.2
Slovenia   3.1     6.9  
Slovakia 10.5 3.6 1.4 18.8 7.3 2.8
Finland 18.3 4.6 1.4 29 11.2 3.3
Sweden 14.2 2.6 0.9 21.4 6.1 2
UK (England and Wales) 31.0 6.9 4.1 37.3 12.3 7.2
Norway 14.6 3.8 1.6 21.9 7 2.1
Croatia 15.6 5.0 2.9 25.3 10.5 6.1
Turkey 0.7 0.3 0.2 1 0.4 0.2
EU Average 22.6 5.9 3.3 32.2 11.7 6.5

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