Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-021-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National household survey on drug abuse, 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / Virag, Thomas  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9522

Date Accessioned: 2/3/1994

Comments: Supersedes the 1st edition.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/1/1994

Documentation: Machine-readable; 1st edition codebook left on shelf for reference purposes.

Abstract: This dataset 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, the homeless 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: The population of the coterminous United States, aged 12 and older living in households.

SAMPLE: Multistage area sample design with an oversampling of young people, minorities, and the Washington, DC, MSA.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS Control Cards + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 1988-February 1989

FUNDING AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

GRANT NUMBER: 271-89-8333

SUBJECT TERMS: .

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA/ BLANKS/ FREQ.PR/ CONCHK.PR/ UNDOCCHK.PR

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ON DRUG ABUSE: POPULATION ESTIMATES, 1988. DHHS Publication No. (ADM) 89-1136, 1989. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ON DRUG ABUSE: HIGHLIGHTS, 1988. DHHS Publication NO. (ADM) 90-1681, 1990. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse. NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ON DRUG ABUSE: MAIN FINDINGS, 1988. DHHS Publication No. (ADM) 90-1682, 1990.

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