Does meth/amphetamine use among employed Australians vary by gender?

Employed Australian men are more likely than employed women to have used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months (1.8% vs 1.1%, respectively).

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).

† Meth/amphetamine: This term covers a range of stimulant drugs including methamphetamine and amphetamine. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) described meth/amphetamine as including drugs commonly known as speed, ice, crystal, whizz, Ritalin, or pseudoephedrine-based cold and flu tablets.

Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.