"Cocaine use includes the use of crack. Estimates of crack use are presented separately as well. Among people aged 12 or older in 2022, 1.9 percent (or 5.3 million people) used cocaine in the past year (Figures 13 and 18 and Table A.5B). The percentage was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (3.7 percent or 1.3 million people), followed by adults aged 26 or older (1.8 percent or 3.9 million people), then by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (0.2 percent or 40,000 people).
"In 2022, an estimated 0.3 percent of people aged 12 or older (or 918,000 people) used crack in the past year (Table A.5B). The percentage of crack use could not be calculated with sufficient precision for adolescents aged 12 to 17.13 The percentage among adults aged 26 or older (0.4 percent or 877,000 people) was higher than the percentage among young adults aged 18 to 25 (0.1 percent or 39,000 people).
"In 2022, cocaine use in the past year among people aged 12 or older did not differ significantly among racial or ethnic groups (Table B.7B). Percentages ranged from 0.9 percent among Asian people to 2.3 percent among American Indian or Alaska Native people. However, Black people (0.9 percent) were more likely to have used crack in the past year compared with White (0.3 percent) or Hispanic people (0.1 percent)."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2023). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP23-07-01-006, NSDUH Series H-58). Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.