Amphetamine Use 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey

Published online: 
15 December 2016
Amphetamine Use 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey.

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.

Previous reports

Reports from previous years can be found in the Library Catalogue.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    15 December 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-947515-80-5 (online)
  • HP number:
    6512
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2016. Amphetamine Use 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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