Statistics by Country for Amphetamines


About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Amphetamines: These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Amphetamines are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian statistics. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Amphetamines statistics below refer to. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Amphetamines in that region.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Amphetamines: The word 'prevalence' of Amphetamines usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Amphetamines at any given time (i.e. people with Amphetamines). The term 'incidence' of Amphetamines means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Amphetamines diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Amphetamines). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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)
Last revision: May 20, 2003

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