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Study Report

Study Number: QG-021-002-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National household survey on drug abuse, 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9833

Date Accessioned: 11/2/1993

Comments: Minor changes to data since ICPSR ed. 1.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook and variable list. Variable list printed only.

Abstract: This data collection measures the prevalence and correlates of drug use in the United States. The survey provides information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco among members of the United States household population aged 12 and older. Lifetime, annual, and past-month prevalence rates are estimated from self-reports of drug use on a confidential and anonymous questionnaire for the following drug classes: cannabis, inhalants, cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics. Standard demographic data are also supplied, along with information on problems resulting from the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and respondents' perceptions of the risks involved. The collection produces estimates of drug use among members of the household population in the coterminous United States. The subpopulations excluded (less than 2 percent) are those in noninstitutional group quarters such as military installations, college dormitories, and group homes, and those in institutional quarters such as prisons and nursing homes. Also, homeless individuals and residents of single rooms in hotels without permanent addresses were excluded. Demographic data include gender, race, ethnicity, educational level, job status, income level, household composition, and population density.

SOURCE: personal interviews including self-enumerated answer sheets for questions on drugs

UNIVERSE: Multistage area sample design with an oversampling of young people, minorities, and the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

SAMPLE: The population of the coterminous United States, aged 12 and older, living in households.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data



DATE OF COLLECTION: September 1990-February 1991


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