Dain referenced such an association it in the comments. Here’s what the GSS reports:

Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
WORDSUM
1 2 3 4 5 ROW
TOTAL
HLTH5 1: YES .0
.0
.0
.0
.0
.0
2.1
1.1
4.1
3.2
2.5
4.2
2: NO 100.0
8.5
100.0
19.6
100.0
15.4
97.9
50.5
95.9
74.9
97.5
168.9
COL TOTAL 100.0
8.5
100.0
19.6
100.0
15.4
100.0
51.5
100.0
78.1
100.0
173.1
Means 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.98 1.96 1.98
Std Devs .14 .20 .16
Unweighted N 10 19 14 52 82 177
Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
WORDSUM
6 7 8 9 10 ROW
TOTAL
HLTH5 1: YES 4.3
4.2
4.3
3.7
2.2
1.1
4.9
2.1
.0
.0
3.6
11.2
2: NO 95.7
95.6
95.7
82.8
97.8
47.3
95.1
40.9
100.0
35.1
96.4
301.6
COL TOTAL 100.0
99.8
100.0
86.6
100.0
48.3
100.0
43.0
100.0
35.1
100.0
312.8
Means 1.96 1.96 1.98 1.95 2.00 1.96
Std Devs .20 .20 .15 .22 .19
Unweighted N 99 82 49 42 38 310
Summary Statistics
Eta* = .09 Gamma = -.07 Rao-Scott-P: F(9,378) = .88 (p= 0.54)
R = -.02 Tau-b = -.01 Rao-Scott-LR: F(9,378) = 1.37 (p= 0.20)
Somers’ d* = .00 Tau-c = -.01 Chisq-P(9) = 4.33
Chisq-LR(9) = 6.72
*Row variable treated as the dependent variable.
Text for ‘HLTH5’

1575. Now, I'm going to ask you about various events and 
conditions that happen to people. I'm interested in those that 
happened to you during the last 12 months, that is since 
(CURRENT MONTH), 2003. As I ask you about the specific events, 
please think carefully, so I can record things accurately. a. 
First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the 
following happen to you since February/March, 1990? 5. Used 
illegal drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, pills)
Frequency Distribution
Cells contain:
-Column percent
-Weighted N
WORDSUM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ROW
TOTAL
HLTH5 1: YES .0
.0
.0
.0
.0
.0
2.1
1.1
4.1
3.2
4.3
4.2
4.3
3.7
2.2
1.1
4.9
2.1
.0
.0
3.2
15.4
2: NO 100.0
8.5
100.0
19.6
100.0
15.4
97.9
50.5
95.9
74.9
95.7
95.6
95.7
82.8
97.8
47.3
95.1
40.9
100.0
35.1
96.8
470.5
COL TOTAL 100.0
8.5
100.0
19.6
100.0
15.4
100.0
51.5
100.0
78.1
100.0
99.8
100.0
86.6
100.0
48.3
100.0
43.0
100.0
35.1
100.0
485.9
Means 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.98 1.96 1.96 1.96 1.98 1.95 2.00 1.97
Std Devs .14 .20 .20 .20 .15 .22 .18
Unweighted N 10 19 14 52 82 99 82 49 42 38 487
Color coding: <-2.0 <-1.0 <0.0 >0.0 >1.0 >2.0 Z
N in each cell: Smaller than expected Larger than expected
Summary Statistics
Eta* = .09 Gamma = -.07 Rao-Scott-P: F(9,378) = .88 (p= 0.54)
R = -.02 Tau-b = -.01 Rao-Scott-LR: F(9,378) = 1.37 (p= 0.20)
Somers’ d* = .00 Tau-c = -.01 Chisq-P(9) = 4.33
Chisq-LR(9) = 6.72
*Row variable treated as the dependent variable.
chart illustrating table
Text for ‘HLTH5’

1575. Now, I'm going to ask you about various events and 
conditions that happen to people. I'm interested in those that 
happened to you during the last 12 months, that is since 
(CURRENT MONTH), 2003. As I ask you about the specific events, 
please think carefully, so I can record things accurately. a. 
First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the 
following happen to you since February/March, 1990? 5. Used 
illegal drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, pills)

I’m surprised by the low overall percentage of people that admit to using drugs, particular those with the lowest wordsum scores.

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