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Illegal drug users - Global prevalence 1990-2016

Prevalence of illegal drug use among the global population from 1990 to 2016*

by John Elflein, last edited Jul 3, 2019
Illegal drug users - Global prevalence 1990-2016 This statistic shows the worldwide prevalence of illicit drugs as a percentage of the global population aged between 15 and 64 years, from 1990 to 2016. In 1990, an estimated 4.8 percent of the global population used illicit drugs. This figure had increased to some 5.6 percent by the year 2016.
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Prevalence of illegal drug use among the global population from 1990 to 2016*

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by John Elflein, last edited Jul 3, 2019
This statistic shows the worldwide prevalence of illicit drugs as a percentage of the global population aged between 15 and 64 years, from 1990 to 2016. In 1990, an estimated 4.8 percent of the global population used illicit drugs. This figure had increased to some 5.6 percent by the year 2016.
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