This report presents findings from the 2013/14 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about amphetamine use in the last 12 months (past year) in adults aged 16–64 years of age. It also reports the mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users aged 16–64 years of age. Data was self-reported and collected from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
In 2013/14, 1.1 percent reported having used amphetamines in the past year. The mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users among New Zealanders aged 16–64 years was 30 years.
After adjusting for age, the prevalence of ‘past year’ amphetamine use declined from 2003 (2.7 percent) to 2013/14 (1.1 percent) for 16–64 year olds. However, there was no significant difference between 2012/13 and 2013/14.