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1996 HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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Estimated Number of Lifetime Users by Product

Total of 1996 Inhalant Users Who Have Used During Their Lifetime - 11,909,000

Numbers in Thousands

PRODUCT

Age 12-17

1995  1996

Age 18-25

1995  1996

Age 26-34

1995  1996

35 and older

1995  1996

Total

1995  1996

Amyl Nitrite,
Poppers,
Locker Room
Odorizers

143135

832631

1,8551,657

2,6232,936

5,4535,360

Correction Fluid,
Degreaser,
or Cleaning Fluid

365399

475285

140179

449123

1,429986

Gasoline or
Lighter Fluid

693417

655655

511331

402314

2,2601,717

Glue, Shoe
Polish,
or Toluene

654490

704488

570392

778594

2,7061,964

Halothane,
Ether, or other
Anesthetics

8039

147117

94114

335165

655435

Lacquer
Thinner or other
Paint Solvents

407322

246313

181143

188182

1,021960

Lighter Gases
(Butane, Propane)

335198

276282

93121

3353

737655

Nitrous Oxide or
"Whippets"

312403

1,7291,995

1,1661,429

1,4501,223

4,6565,050

Spray Paints

468319

257265

163239

193297

1,0821,120

Other Aerosol
Sprays

332319

303270

108181

221110

964879

Total

1,6391,337

3,1103,006

3,1322,951

4,1354,615

12,016 11,909

Source: US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


 

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