This report presents findings from the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about ‘at least monthly’ and ‘past year’ amphetamine use in adults aged 16–64 years of age. It also reports the mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users aged 16–64 years of age.
In 2012/13, 0.2 percent of New Zealand adults aged 16–64 years reported having used amphetamines at least monthly and 0.9 percent reported having used amphetamines in the past year. The mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users among New Zealanders aged 16–64 years was 29 years. After adjusting for age, the prevalence of ‘past year’ amphetamine use declined from 2003 (2.7 percent) to 2012/13 (0.9 percent) for 16–64 year olds. However, there was no significant difference in the prevalence of ‘past year’ amphetamine use between 2011/12 and 2012/13.