This report presents findings from the 2015/16 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about amphetamine use in the last 12 months (past-year) in adults 16–64 years of age. It also reports the mean age of past-year amphetamine users. Data was self-reported and collected from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
In 2015/16, 1.1% of adults used amphetamines in the past year. The mean age of past-year amphetamine users was 31 years.
After adjusting for age, the prevalence of past-year amphetamine use has declined since 2003 (2.7%). However, there has been no change in prevalence since 2011/12.
Reports from previous years can be found in the Library Catalogue.