What is the approximate number of methamphetamine users by age group?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: John R Richards, MD, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 667,000 people were current methamphetamine users. Approximate numbers of users by age group and percentages of that age group were as follows [25] :

  • 12-17 years: 9,000 (0.1%)
  • 18-25 years: 65,000 (0.2%)
  • 26 years or older: 594,000 (0.3%)

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