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Study Report

Study Number: QG-008-045-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National health interview survey, 1991: drug and alcohol use supplement.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6132

Date Accessioned: 2/3/1994

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive. This supplement includes variables from the core Person File (see NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1991 [ICPSR 6049]), including sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, education, income, industry and occupation codes, and limits on activity. Variables unique to this supplement include respondents' use of alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, painkillers, inhalants, stimulants, heroin, hallucinogens, marijuana, and cocaine. Respondents were also asked if they ever used a controlled substance, how often they used it, when they last used it, and at what age they first used it. Questions about personal and legal problems due to drug and/or alcohol use were asked as well. In addition, respondents were queried about activities performed while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and if they had tried to cut down on the use of these substances.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and self-enumerated questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SAMPLE: The NHIS uses a stratified multistage probability sampling design. The NHIS Drug and Alcohol Use Supplement was given to all sample persons 18-44 years of age.

NOTE: Item nonresponse was handled differently than in many NHIS special topic questionnaires. Because the questionnaire was self-administered and ''Don't know'' was not listed as a valid response, all missing or out-of-range codes were combined into a single ''unknown'' category (code = 9). Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

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

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: FREQ.PI/ BLANKS/ NONNUM

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Current Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 1991.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 10, No. 184. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 93-1512. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December 1992. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. ''Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1985-1994.'' VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS, Series 2, No. 110. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 89-1384. Public Health Service. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, August 1989.

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