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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)NorwayEU Average
Cannabis14.37.330.532.525.635.38.927.332.13211.612.111.98.53.525.714.2911.71.616.118.314.330.714.623.7
Cannabis5.12.710.45.44.8661.710.68.414.34.44.95.62.30.873.52.73.60.33.16.94.62.86.83.86.8
Cannabis3.11.44.22.32.41.42.80.97.14.66.92.51.81.21.20.54.21.70.92.40.121.41.03.81.63.6
Cannabis2614.349.344.538.533.410.842.445.137.51821.721.219.14.836.819.216.117328.62920.438.421.932.5
Cannabis11.2620.713.511.113.610.33.219.417.520.37.99.79.95.71.913.76.65.36.70.66.914.711.26.212.5712.4
Cannabis6.93.185.15.43.24.51.514.19.89.94.53.62.62.77.73.41.94.50.24.23.32.16.82.16.6

Notes:

Data are from the most recent national surveys available in each country (see General population survey tables, Statistical bulletin 2012).

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

Sources:

Reitox national reports 2011, taken from population surveys, reports or scientific articles.

  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 30.5 10.4 4.2 49.3 20.7 8
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 27.3 10.6 7.1 42.4 19.4 14.1
France 32.1 8.4 4.6 45.1 17.5 9.8
Italy 32 14.3 6.9 37.5 20.3 9.9
Cyprus 11.6 4.4 2.5 18 7.9 4.5
Latvia 12.1 4.9 1.8 21.7 9.7 3.6
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 9 2.7 0.9 16.1 5.3 1.9
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 16.1 6.9 2 28.6 14.7 4.2
Finland 18.3 4.6 1.4 29 11.2 3.3
Sweden 14.3 2.8 1 20.4 6.2 2.1
UK (England and Wales) 30.7 6.8 3.8 38.4 12.5 6.8
Norway 14.6 3.8 1.6 21.9 7 2.1
EU Average 23.7* 6.8* 3.6* 32.5* 12.4* 6.6*

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