EMCDDA Home
  • EN
Search

Table GPS-9. Last 30 days prevalence of drug use in all available national general population surveys

Part (i) All adults (aged 15–64)

Country Geographical areaYearReferenceAge range all adultsSample size all adultsCannabis (%)Cocaine (%) (1)Amphetamines (%) (2)Ecstasy (%) (3)LSD (%)
Belgium
Vlaanderen (Brussels excluded)1994(1)18-652259:::::
French Community1996–97(2)18-499781.3::::
French Community1998–99(3)18-4910063.4::::
French Community2000(4)18-496933.8::::
National2001(5)15-6473472.7:0.3::
National2004(6)15-64:3.0::::
National2008(7)15–6467923.1::::
Bulgaria
National2005(1)18-6010360.80.20.20.50.2
National2007(2)15–6460271.20.30.20.20.0
National2008(3)15–6451391.40.40.50.30.0
Czech Republic
National2002(1)18-642526:::::
National2004(2)18-6435264.80.00.21.10.1
National2008(3)15–6445008.50.40.71.20.7
National2008(4)15–6415252.50.60.30.30.4
National2009(5)15–6414864.10.10.00.1:
National2010(6)15–6414874.20.10.00.10.1
National2010(7)15–6417494.50.20.20.70.1
National2011(8)15–649013.10.10.00.10.0
Denmark
National1990(1)>=162000:::::
National1994(2):::::::
National2000(3)16-64118252.80.30.30.20.1
National2005(4)16-64133102.60.30.30.10.0
National2008(5)16–6434082.20.20.30.10.0
National2010(6)16–64116112.30.20.30.10.0
Germany
East Germany1990(1):::::::
Western Germany1990(2):::::::
Old and new Länder1995(3)18-5978332.80.40.30.5:
Old and new Länder1997(4)18-5980192.80.30.20.3:
National2000(5)18-5981393.30.20.20.30.1
National2003(6)18-5980613.40.40.40.20.1
National2006(7)18-6479122.20.20.30.20.0
National2009(8)18–6480302.40.30.30.20.1
Estonia
National1998(1)18-6423172.0::::
National2003(2)::1.40.00.30.40.0
National2008(3)15–6414011.40.10.50.20.0
Ireland
National1998(1)18-64826:::::
National1998(2)18-64:5.1::::
National2000(3)18-64907:::::
National2002–03(4)15-6449182.60.30.20.30.0
National2006–07(5)15-6449672.60.50.10.30.0
National2010–11(6)15-6451282.80.50.10.10.0
Greece
Athens1993(1)12-642103:::::
National (except Aegean and Ionian Islands)1998(2)15-6433982.30.20.00.0:
National (except Aegean and Ionian Islands)2004(3)15-6443510.90.00.00.00.0
Spain
National1995(1)15-648888:::::
National1997(2)15-65125154.00.80.30.2:
National1999(3)15-64122344.50.80.20.5:
National2001(4)15-64141136.81.40.60.8:
National2003(5)15-64120337.61.10.20.4:
National2005–06(6)15-64279348.71.60.40.6:
National2007-08(7)15–64237157.11.10.30.4:
National2009(8)15–64201097.61.30.30.4:
National2011(9)15–64221287.01.10.30.3:
France
National1992(1)15-642099:::::
Metropolitan France1995(2)18-751787:::::
National1999(3)18-691742:::::
National2000(4)15-64113174.30.10.10.10.1
Metropolitan France2002(5)15-641744:::::
National2005(6)15-64258794.80.20.10.10.0
National2010(7)15–64227744.6::::
Italy
National2001(1)15-4460324.40.70.00.20.0
National2003(2)15-54118694.60.60.10.10.1
National2005(3)15-64279955.80.80.20.20.2
National2008(4)15–64109406.90.70.10.2:
National(4)2012(5)18–64188981.50.20.00.00.0
Cyprus
National2006(1)15-6435041.40.40.30.60.3
National2009(2)15–6433852.50.70.20.30.2
Latvia
National2003(1)15-6445341.80.10.50.30.3
National2007(2)15–6445001.80.20.20.40.0
National2011(3)15–6444911.50.10.10.00.0
Lithuania
National2004(1)15-6442070.70.10.10.20.0
National2008(2)15–6447771.20.10.20.30.1
Luxembourg
National1998(1)15-64:4.00.2:0.00.0
Hungary
National2001(1)18-6523591.10.10.30.30.1
National2003(2)18-5436751.40.20.40.40.2
National2007(3)18–6427101.20.20.30.20.1
Malta
National2001(1)18-64:0.50.10.00.20.0
Netherlands
National1997–98(1)15-64175903.00.30.10.3:
National(5)2001(2)15-6423123.40.10.00.30.0
National(5)2005(3)15-6445163.30.30.20.40.0
National(6)2009(4)15–6457694.20.50.20.40.0
Austria
National2004(1)15-6439803.80.40.40.40.1
National2008(2)15–6437611.70.60.20.20.0
Poland
National2002(1)16-64:1.30.10.20.20.0
National2006(2)15-6428590.90.10.20.10.0
National2010(3)15–6457825.40.50.90.60.4
Portugal
National2001(1)15-64141862.40.10.10.20.0
National2007(2)15-64122022.40.30.10.20.1
Romania
National2004(1)15-64::::::
National2007(2)15–6467970.10.00.00.00.0
National2010(3)15–6451000.10.00.00.10.0
Slovenia
National2007(1)15–641724:::::
Slovakia
National1996(1)15-64:1.70.20.0::
National1998(2)15-64:1.40.10.00.1:
National2000(3)15-6412542.40.10.00.2:
National2002(4)18-6412692.70.00.10.1:
National2004(5)15-6413151.70.10.00.4:
National2006(6)15-6413052.00.20.20.5:
National2010(7)15–6440551.40.10.00.20.0
Finland
National1992(1)18-743457:::::
National1996(2)16-743009:::::
National1998(3)15-692568:::::
National2000(4)15-6416770.70.10.10.10.1
National2002(5)15-6423771.10.00.20.10.0
National2004(6)15-6423521.60.00.20.20.1
National2006(7)15-6428021.60.10.20.10.0
National2010(8)15–6418731.40.00.10.10.1
Sweden
National1994(1)16–64806:::::
National1996(2)16–641136:::::
National1998(3)16–6413590.20.00.10.0:
National2000(4)16–6417500.20.00.10.00.0
National2008(5)15–64220950.80.10.30.0:
National2004(6)18–6495140.8::::
National2005(7)16–64305380.8::::
National2006(8)16–64417010.6::::
National2007(9)16–6444010.6::::
National2008(10)16-6483430.5::::
National2009(11)16-6480740.9::::
National2010(12)16-6473151.0::::
National2011(13)16-6469640.9::::
United Kingdom
England and Wales1994(1)16–5996454.90.21.00.40.5
England and Wales1996(2)16–59109355.50.31.60.70.3
England and Wales1998(3)16–5999846.10.51.40.50.1
England and Wales2000(4)16–59130186.40.80.90.90.1
England and Wales2001–02(5)16–59201656.60.90.71.10.1
England and Wales2002–03(6)16–59235866.70.90.60.90.1
England and Wales2003–04(7)16–59244226.51.10.60.90.1
England and Wales2004–05(8)16–59285095.60.90.50.70.0
England and Wales2005–06(9)16–59297485.21.20.60.70.1
England and Wales2006–07(10)16–59310544.81.30.50.80.1
England and Wales2007-08(11)16-59286884.21.00.40.50.1
England and Wales2008-09(12)16-59284074.61.50.40.60.1
England and Wales2009-10(13)16-59261993.91.10.30.60.1
England and Wales2010-11(14)16-59274523.80.80.40.40.1
England and Wales2011-12(15)16-59266634.11.00.30.50.1
Northern Ireland2002–03(16)15–6435162.90.10.20.50.0
Northern Ireland2005(17)16–59:3.40.20.40.40.0
Northern Ireland2006-07(18)16–6424393.00.50.30.40.1
Northern Ireland2007-08(19)16–6427312.80.70.20.30.1
Northern Ireland2008-09(20)16–6424382.60.50.10.50.2
Northern Ireland2010-11(21)15–6425332.70.50.30.30.0
Scotland2003(22)16–6435064.20.40.30.60.0
Scotland2004(23)16–6432933.00.40.40.30.1
Scotland2006(24)16–6431576.81.80.91.60.2
Scotland2008-09(25)16–6484884.41.60.40.90.2
Scotland2009-10(26)16–64101374.51.00.40.80.1
Scotland2010-11(27)16–6482323.80.90.50.70.1
United Kingdom2004(28)::6.21.00.50.90.1
United Kingdom2006(29)16–59:4.91.30.50.90.1
Croatia
National2012(1)15–6447562.90.30.20.20.1
Turkey
National2011(1)15–6480450.2::::
Norway
National1999(1)15-6418032.40.00.40.2:
National2004(2)15-6426692.20.30.20.10.0
National2009(3)15–6416241.60.20.40.10.0
 

Notes:

(1) Cocaine, any form.

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

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

(4) The most recent general population survey reported by Italy display a wide variation in results compared with the previous surveys which may reflect methodological differences. The data is provided for information, but given the lack of comparability between surveys should be treated with caution.

(5) In the Netherlands, the figures for 2001 have been recomputed using only the interviews conducted using the CAPI method (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) and excluding other methods of data collection (mail, telephone, etc.) to ensure comparability with 1997 and 2005. For 2005 only, respondents with information collected through the CAPI method were included (this note applies to all tables and graphics regarding population surveys for the Netherlands 2001 and 2005).

(6) The most recent General population surveys reported by the Netherlands display a wide variation in results compared with 2005 which may reflect methodological differences. The data is provided for information, but given the lack of comparability between surveys should be treated with caution.

This table aims to present an overview of 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 large regions with both urban and rural areas). Athens was included as reference point for the 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 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 General population surveys of drug use – methods and definitions.

For methods of each survey presented in this table, see Table GPS-7 part (i).

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.

Sources:

See Table GPS-0.

About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the reference point on drugs and drug addiction information in Europe. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU's decentralised agencies. Read more >>

Contact us

EMCDDA
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré
1249-289 Lisbon
Portugal
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00
Fax (351) 218 13 17 11

More contact options >>

Page last updated: Friday, 26 April 2013