Primary drug of abuse as % of all drugs of abuse

DefinitionPercentage breakdown of the primary drug of abuse reported by patients admitted to treatment centres that are part of the SACENDU sentinel surveillance system.

Note that poly-substance abuse is high, with 34% of patients in treatment centres in Gauteng and 55% in Cape Town reporting more than one substance of abuse.
ReferenceSouth African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU).
Ref. URLhttp://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm
Keywords
Indicator Type: -> Health Status -> Behaviour & Awareness

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Indicator Data
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ECFSGPKZNLPMPNCNWWCZA
Primary drug of abuse as % of all drugs of abuse [Definition]
2006 alcohol45.0-48.054.0-47.0--[1] 26.0-
2006 cannabis19.0-22.019.0-34.0--[2] 11.0-
2006 cocaine19.0-11.011.0-5.0--[3] 5.0-
2006 heroin2.0-10.09.0-10.0--[4] 10.0-
2006 mandrax8.0-1.01.0-0.4--[5] 3.0-
2006 methamphetamine3.0-0.20.0-0.0--[6] 42.0-
2007 alcohol39.0-47.039.0----[7] 30.0-
2007 cannabis16.0-19.017.0----[8] 13.0-
2007 cocaine23.0-14.09.0----[9] 4.0-
2007 heroin5.0-10.032.0----[10] 13.0-
2007 mandrax9.0-2.00.4----[11] 3.0-
2007 methamphetamine4.0-0.40.0----[12] 36.0-
2008 alcohol44.0-48.048.0----[13] 28.0-
2008 cannabis17.0-22.016.0----[14] 14.0-
2008 cocaine12.0-9.06.0----[15] 6.0-
2008 heroin6.0-6.024.0----[16] 13.0-
2008 mandrax9.0-2.01.0----[17] 3.0-
2008 methamphetamine5.0-0.30.0----[18] 35.0-
2009 alcohol50.0-47.047.0----[19] 29.0-
2009 cannabis16.0-28.028.0----[20] 17.0-
2009 cocaine7.0-5.06.0----[21] 2.0-
2009 heroin4.0-12.017.0----[22] 12.0-
2009 mandrax6.0-2.01.0----[23] 3.0-
2009 methamphetamine7.0-1.00.1----[24] 36.0-
2010 alcohol44.0-41.055.0----[25] 28.0-
2010 cannabis18.0-28.026.0----[26] 18.0-
2010 cocaine7.0-6.06.0----[27] 2.0-
2010 heroin5.0-12.0[28] 9.0----[29] 12.0-
2010 mandrax6.0-2.02.0----[30] 3.0-
2010 methamphetamine9.0-1.01.0----[31] 35.0-
2011 alcohol40.4-35.967.0----[32] 23.7-
2011 cannabis16.1-27.616.2----[33] 14.5-
2011 cocaine4.0-6.25.4----[34] 2.2-
2011 heroin2.6-12.76.1----[35] 17.0-
2011 mandrax5.0-1.72.5----[36] 2.4-
2011 methamphetamine18.4-1.40.5----[37] 38.8-
2012 OTC/prescription meds2.2-1.80.6----0.4[38] -
2012 alcohol37.7-27.851.0----22.2[39] -
2012 cannabis24.4-25.924.6----22.4[40] -
2012 cocaine7.3-4.34.1----1.4[41] -
2012 ecstasy0.0-0.00.0----0.2[42] -
2012 heroin2.8-9.66.2----15.1[43] -
2012 mandrax6.3-0.71.4----3.8[44] -
2012 methamphetamine15.8-2.50.5----33.3[45] -
2012 other3.5-23.511.7----1.2[46] -
EC: Eastern Cape  FS: Free State  GP: Gauteng  KZN: KwaZulu-Natal  LP: Limpopo  MP: Mpumalanga  NC: Northern Cape  NW: North West  WC: Western Cape  ZA: South Africa  

Notes and References

  1. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  2. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  3. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  4. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  5. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  6. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 15 May 2007. Data for Jul-Dec 2006.
  7. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  8. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  9. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  10. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  11. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  12. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 27 May 2008. Data for Jul-Dec 2007.
  13. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  14. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  15. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  16. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  17. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  18. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update 29 May 2009. Data for Jul-Dec 2008.
  19. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  20. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  21. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  22. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  23. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  24. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2010. Data for Jul-Dec 2009.
  25. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2011. Data for Jul – Dec 2010 (Phase 29). The total figure includes patients from MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  26. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  27. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  28. The decline in KZN since 2nd half of 2009 was mainly due to data not being included from a centre which primarily deals with the use of ‘Sugars’ (a low-quality heroin and cocaine mix) among young, Indian males in South Durban; and in this period no data were supplied by this centre.
  29. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  30. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  31. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  32. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  33. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  34. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  35. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  36. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  37. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    Update June 2012. Data for Jul – Dec 2011 (Phase 31). Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region).
  38. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  39. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  40. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  41. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  42. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  43. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  44. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  45. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
  46. SACENDU: South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU). http://www.sahealthinfo.org/admodule/sacendu.htm Regular Updates, Research briefs and reports produced.
    Local copy: -
    SACENDU Research brief, vol 16 (1), 2013. Data for Jul - Dec 2012. Note grouped results for MP and LP (Northern Region) and from FS, NW and NC combined (Central Region) not presented here.