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Table 3 Percentage of children living in households with substance using parents from the BCS, SCS and NPMS

From: New estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents: results from UK national household surveys

Survey BCS SCS NPMS
Year 2004/5 2000 2000
Sample (adults) 56041 2998 8580
% with at least 1 child <16 in the household 41.1% 38.1% 31.0%
No. of children living in the household 1975 2006 4783
Mean age of children <16 7.7 7.6 -
% children living with:    
an adult drug user (past year) 8.4% 4.9% 8.0%
an adult drug user (past month) 4.2% 3.3% 3.9%
an adult using class A drug (past year) 2.2% 1.4% 1.8%
an adult using class B drug (past year) 1.4% 0.4% 1.4%
an adult using class C drug (past year) 7.4% 4.2% 7.3%
an adult using class A drug (past month) 1.0% 0.9% 0.6%
an adult using class B drug (past month) 0.3% 0.2% 0.5%
an adult using class C drug(past month) 3.9% 2.7% 3.8%
a daily drug user 0.6% 0.8% 1.1%
only a drug using parent (past year) 5.7% - 2.3%
only a drug using parent (past month) 3.3% - 1.3%
an adult who has injected a drug - 0.3% 0.6%
an adult who has overdosed from drugs - - 0.9%
an adult who is drug dependent - - 2.8%
an adult in drug treatment - - 0.6%
an adult who is a hazardous drinker (>8 on AUDIT) - - 22.1%
an adult who is a harmful drinker (>16 on AUDIT) - - 2.5%
an adult who is a dependent drinker (SADQ) - - 5.9%
only a hazardous or worse drinker - - 3.7%
  1. 15604 answered the drugs section of the interview but total sample was 51,964