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Table 1 Prevalence of alcohol and marijuana in drivers who died within 1 hour of crash by age, FARS, selected states, 1999 to 2010

From: Effects of minimum legal drinking age on alcohol and marijuana use: evidence from toxicological testing data for fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 years

Age Number of drivers tested Percent alcohol only involved Absolute change in percent for each year of age Percent Marijuana only involved Absolute change in percent for each year of age Alcohol and marijuana involved Absolute change in percent for each year of age
16 280 15   4.6   3.9  
17 473 18.2 3.2 9.9 5.3 5.9 2
18 770 24.8 6.6 8.2 −1.7 5.8 −0.1
19 825 28.4 3.6 7.4 −0.8 6.8 1
20 811 35.6 7.2 6.7 −0.7 6.9 0.1
21 973 42.3 6.7 5.2 −1.5 8.7 1.8
22 875 43.4 1.1 4.7 −0.7 8 −0.7
23 769 44 0.6 4.8 0.1 9.8 1.8
24 758 47.6 3.6 4.5 −0.3 8.6 −1.2
25 657 47.3 −0.3 3.8 −0.7 8.1 −0.5
Total 7,191 36.8   5.9   7.6