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Table 1.  Annual Positivity Rates - Urine Drug Tests
(For Combined U.S. Workforce)
(More than 2.8 million tests from January to June 2009)

         Year                Drug Positive Rate
    --------------           ------------------
         1988                         13.6%
         1989                         12.7%
         1990                         11.0%
         1991                          8.8%
         1992                          8.8%
         1993                          8.4%
         1994                          7.5%
         1995                          6.7%
         1996                          5.8%
         1997                          5.0%
         1998                          4.8%
         1999                          4.6%
         2000                          4.7%
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