Prevalence of tranquillizers and sedatives use

percent of population aged 15-64, 1998–2015

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Country199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan0.80
Algeria0.59
Argentina1.301.30
Australia1.501.531.551.581.60
Austria8.90
Bolivia2.602.482.362.242.111.991.87
Brazil2.10
Bulgaria5.205.105.004.904.80
Canada0.200.230.250.280.300.330.35
Chile1.531.371.20
Hong Kong0.020.02
Colombia0.520.520.520.530.530.53
Costa Rica1.15
Croatia16.2016.4816.7517.0317.30
Cyprus4.20
Czech Republic12.3018.30
Ecuador1.50
El Salvador1.421.461.511.551.591.631.681.721.76
Finland2.302.182.051.931.80
Germany4.304.675.035.40
Greece0.300.370.430.500.570.630.70
Guatemala2.90
Hungary13.1012.1011.1010.109.108.097.096.095.09
Indonesia0.840.620.410.19
Israel1.902.122.352.572.79
Italy3.8513.80
Jamaica0.10
Latvia6.506.686.857.037.20
Lithuania1.203.335.467.599.7211.85
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)10.00
Malta0.90
Mexico6.803.550.30
Moldova0.50
Morocco0.18
Burma (Myanmar)0.13
Netherlands10.108.186.264.342.420.50
New Zealand1.70
Norway4.504.30
Pakistan2.001.951.891.841.781.731.671.621.561.511.451.40
Panama0.75
Peru2.982.562.141.711.29
Poland3.302.752.20
Portugal12.009.727.445.162.880.60
Romania2.101.631.170.70
Slovakia6.105.054.00
Spain1.201.050.90
Sweden2.002.082.162.232.312.392.472.552.622.702.78
Tunisia0.52
Turkey5.10
England and Wales0.500.38
Scotland0.800.700.60
United States2.603.10
Uruguay1.301.601.902.20
Venezuela2.13

General prevalence. Tranquillizers and sedatives include benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (e.g. Xanax), clonazepam (e.g. Rivotril), diazepam (e.g. Valium), temazepam and flunitrazepam (e.g. Rohypnol); barbiturates such as allobarbital, barbital, phenobarbital, pentobarbital, and secbutabarbital; gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB); and other sedative hypnotics such as meprobamate, methaqualone (Mandrax) and zolpidem.

Source: UNODC