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FAQs:

  1. Additional Videos of 2008 Workshop

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  2. Apply for Summer Program Workshop by April 28

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  3. Are all NCS-R Screening Section questions asked of all respondents?

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  4. Are all questions asked of all respondents?

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  5. Are CPES data available for secondary analysis?

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  6. Are eating disorder diagnostic variables now included in the data set (they were not in the 2006 public-use data set)?

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  7. Are the NSAL and NLAAS Latino samples different?

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  8. Are the NSAL and NLAAS non-Latino white samples different?

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  9. Are there CPES measures of acculturation?

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  10. Are there enough Native Americans in the CPES data set for analysis?

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  11. Are there questions in NCS-R about sexual behavior other than those about condom use and age of first intercourse?

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  12. Assistance with the CPES and NSAL Datasets

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  13. Besides the lifetime, 12-months, and 30-days DSM and ICD diagnostic measures, what other information is included for each disorder?

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  14. Can I analyze the data at the census tract, city, or county level?

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  15. Can I analyze the data at the U.S. State level?

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  16. Can I apply for the use of restricted CPES data if I do not have NIH Multiple Project Assurance certification?

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  17. Can I estimate the prevalence of serious mental illness among the Medicaid population?

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  18. Can I get access to census and housing conditions data?

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  19. Can I get the original codes for recoded variables in the restricted use data set?

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  20. Can I obtain a copy of ICPSR CPES training resource discs if I did not attend the training?

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  21. Can I use my home computer to work with the restricted use dataset?

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  22. Can response options in questions SR52 (see social worker) and SR61 (see counselor) be classified as mental health specialty and human services settin

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  23. Can you check my analysis code for accuracy in how we applied weights, and for overall accuracy?

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  24. Can you check my analysis code for accuracy in how we applied weights, and for overall accuracy?

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  25. Change in Value Labels

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  26. Constructed Variable Names: Differences between CPES Interactive Documentation and Datasets

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  27. Correction of the label of CPES V06442/NLAAS LI1 variable

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  28. CPES Variable Search Function is available now!

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  29. Did NCS-R and NCS interview the same respondents?

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  30. Did respondents in the CPES studies give written informed consent?

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  31. Do CPES data meet HIPPA privacy requirements?

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  32. Does CPES have a severity rating index variable?

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  33. Does CPES have a variable for the date a respondent was interviewed?

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  34. Does CPES have computed WHODAS role impairment scores?

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  35. Does CPES have NSAL and NCS-R service use variables?

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  36. Do I always have to use CPES complex survey design measures?

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  37. Do I always have to use CPES weights?

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  38. Do I have to use a stand-alone computer when working with the restricted use dataset?

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  39. Dropped Variables from NSAL

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  40. For a Ph.D student application, who is the principal investigator?

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  41. How are respondents identified as missing questions?

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  42. How can I change my login information (such as my e-mail, institution, etc.)?

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  43. How can I create a variable in the data set that captures ?any disorder??

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  44. How can I find out about other research and publications using CPES?

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  45. How can I find the NCS-R DSM-IV personality disorder items referred to in Lenzenweger et al. (2007)?

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  46. How can I identify the universe for a question (which respondents were asked the question)?

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  47. How can I provide unique cluster IDs for analysis with MPlus?

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  48. How can I tell if a question was skipped?

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  49. How can I use the SPSS setup file I downloaded on my Mac?

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  50. How do I build SAS, SPSS, or Stata data sets (from ASCII and setup files)?

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  51. How do I decompress files downloaded from the CPES Web site?

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  52. How do I download files from the CPES Web site?

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  53. How do I get a new password?

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  54. How do I identify skip patterns to create measures for hospitalization for mental health problem and hospitalization for substance abuse problems?

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  55. How do I interpret a record from an ASCII data file?

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  56. How do I know how much space a particular file will require?

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  57. How do I use an SPSS setup file to import ASCII data?

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  58. How do I use a SAS setup file to import ASCII data?

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  59. How do I use a Stata setup file to import ASCII data?

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  60. How do I view the Chinese and Vietnamese questions? Where do I get those fonts?

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  61. How long was the interview for each survey?

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  62. How many contacts per interview were made in each survey?

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  63. How many interviews were conducted in each survey?

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  64. How many NSAL Afro Caribbeans are there, and how many of those are Hispanics?

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  65. How many NSAL Afro Caribbeans are there, and how many of those are Hispanics?

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  66. How should I cite the individual studies in my research?

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  67. How should I detect and handle the single PSU in a stratum for NLAAS or CPES Latino groups with Stata?

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  68. How should I handle no subpopulation (Asian or Latino) members in a stratum for only NLAAS Asian or Latino groups with Stata?

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  69. How to browse the CPES codebooks interactively to view questions and summary data?

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  70. How was CPES post-stratified to represent its targeted population?

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  71. How was the POVINDEX variable created?

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  72. How were CPES data checked for accuracy, coded, and edited?

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  73. How were organic exclusions taken into account for depression, mania, and panic?

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  74. How were the interviewers trained for?

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  75. How were the questionnaires developed?

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  76. How were the surveys administered?

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  77. In the CPES work status variable (V09154), what is the difference between ?unemployed? and ?not in the labor force??

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  78. Is it possible to gain access to questions and created measures removed from the public-use data sets to protect confidentiality reasons?

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  79. Is it possible to get access to the NCS-R non-affective psychotic (NAP) disorder variable?

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  80. Is it possible to identify respondents through their responses, locations, etc.?

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  81. Is it possible to obtain full study questionnaires that include restricted data items?

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  82. Is my application exempt from IRB approval because the data are deidentified?

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  83. Is there a CPES finite population correction (fpc) variable?

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  84. Is there a weight for NLAAS Asian immigrants?

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  85. McAffee Antivirus says that a data file on your Web site has a virus. How do I get a virus-free file?

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  86. Merged CPES Data and Web Site Now Available

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  87. NEW CPES Web Site is Available!

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  88. New Restricted Files Now Available

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  89. Note to Users of Previous Version of NCS-R -- ICPSR 4438

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  90. Other than the core diagnostic variables, are there other measures that were asked in all studies and created the same way?

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  91. Replication of Results

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  92. Restricted Data Now Available for NSAL, 2001-2003

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  93. Restricted Files Now Available

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  94. Sampling Error Computations

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  95. Should my research proposal receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval before I apply?

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  96. The data files I?m attempting to download are so large they crash my Web browser. What can I do?

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  97. there CPES obsessive compulsive disorder diagnostic measures?

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  98. Under what conditions would the interviewer probe and complete the interviewer queries in SC10.5a (hearing impairment)?

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  99. Updates to CPES Data Files

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  100. Using Interactive Codebook: Additional Question Information

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  101. Using Interactive Codebook: Browse CPES by Subject

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  102. Using Interactive Codebook: Browse the Individual Surveys

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  103. Using Interactive Codebook: Diagnostic Documentation

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  104. Using Interactive Codebook: Diagnostic Variables

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  105. Using Interactive Codebook: Dropped Variables

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  106. Using Interactive Codebook: NLAAS Language

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  107. Using Interactive Codebook: Question Difference

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  108. Using Interactive Codebook: Questions in Different Sections

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  109. Using Interactive Codebook: Universes

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  110. Using Interactive Codebook: Variable

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  111. Using Interactive Codebook: View All Variables in Section

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  112. Using Interactive Codebook: View Variable in SD

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  113. Video on Development and Background of CIDI

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  114. Video Tutorials from 2008 Workshop Released

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  115. Was more than one adult in a household interviewed in CPES?

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  116. Was the bereavement exclusion operationalized in the depression section?

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  117. Were the studies approved by an Institutional Review Board?

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  118. What are setup files?

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  119. What are the sources for the items in the three NCS-R personality modules?

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  120. What CPES variable has primary sampling unit (PSU) information?

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  121. What criteria were used for bipolar 2 subsyndromal diagnosis?

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  122. What criteria were used for the disorder diagnoses?

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  123. What does "with and without hierarchy" mean?

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  124. What does CPES stand for?

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  125. What does Missing (Other) mean?

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  126. What is the difference between "Valid %" and "Total %"?

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  127. What is the difference between an ASCII and software-specific file?

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  128. What is the difference between major depressive disorder with hierarchy (MDDH) and major depressive episode (MDE)?

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  129. What is the gender breakdown in NCS-R Part 2?

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  130. What is the GROUP variable in NCS-R?

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  131. What is the U.S. population that CPES represents?

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  132. What kind of industry and occupation codes does CPES use?

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  133. What percent of the CPES consists of non-disorder questions?

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  134. What questionnaire sections were considered "core" to the CPES and therefore asked in all three studies?

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  135. What Stata command would I use to adjust for complex design in the NLAAS Latino sample?

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  136. What was the response rate for each study?

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  137. What weight measure do I use when I am interested in using only the NSAL Black sample and the NCS-R Whites?

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  138. When I attempt to decompress a file I downloaded from your Web site, WinZip® complains that it is ?insensible.? What can I do?

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  139. When I try to login, I get a message stating that I don?t have ?cookies? enabled. What is going on?

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  140. When were the surveys conducted?

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  141. Where can I find missing NLAAS screening and demographic questions, including what best describes your race?

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  142. Where can I find more information on the three CPES studies?

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  143. Which CPES studies asked about sexual orientation?

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  144. Which diagnostic disorder sections were included in the CPES?

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  145. Who is the ?Representative of the Receiving Organization??

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  146. Why are my weighted frequencies smaller than the unweighted frequencies?

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  147. Why are weights so important and what do they do?

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  148. Why can?t I print my PDF codebook?

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  149. Why did NCS-R have two parts?

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  150. Why did NSAL white respondents not receive all questions?

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  151. Why does my statistics application issue a file not found error when I try to access a downloaded data file?

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  152. Why does my statistics application tell me that a downloaded data file cannot be found?

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  153. Why do I get a different number of cases when I use different variables?

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  154. Why do my results not match the findings in various articles based on CPES data?

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  155. Why do NSAL sample sizes for African Americans and Afro Caribbeans drop significantly when I use complex survey design measures?

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  156. Why do only 438 out of 604 respondents with a diagnosis of Lifetime PTSD have full information for the symptoms variables?

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  157. Why do some variables in the CPES Suicidality section appear to be duplicates (e.g., V01995 and V02025, and V01999 and V02029)?

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  158. Why is the text so small on your Web site?

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  159. Will changes be made in the future to the diagnostic algorithms?

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  160. Will I be able to select and analyze American Indians in the CPES?

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