Prevalence and Incidence of Amphetamines


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Amphetamines usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Amphetamines at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Amphetamines refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Amphetamines diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Lifetime risk for Amphetamines: 8.9% of people reported prior use of amphetamines in Australia 2001 (2001 National Drug Safety Household Survey, AIHW, May 2002)

Prevelance statistics about Amphetamines: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Amphetamines:

  • 3.4% of people use of amphetamines in the previous 12 months in Australia 2001 (2001 National Drug Safety Household Survey, AIHW, May 2002)
  • 8.4% of teens reported some lifetime use of amphetamines in Australia 2001 (2001 National Drug Safety Household Survey, AIHW, May 2002)

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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