Alternate Title: NHSDA 1993
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies
This series measures the prevalence and correlates of drug
use in the United States. The surveys are designed to provide
quarterly, as well as annual, estimates. Information is provided on
the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, anabolic steroids, and tobacco
among members of United States households aged 12 and older. Data are
also provided on treatment for drug use and on illegal activities
related to drug use. Questions include age at first use, as well as
lifetime, annual, and past-month usage for the following drug classes:
marijuana, inhalants, cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, alcohol, tobacco,
and nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics. Respondents were also asked
about problems resulting from their use of drugs, alcohol, and
tobacco, their perceptions of the risks involved, insurance coverage,
and personal and family income sources and amounts. Demographic data
include gender, race, ethnicity, educational level, job status, income
level, household composition, and population density.
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Series
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1993. ICPSR06852-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-05-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06852.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06852.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies (271-91-5402)
Scope of Study
substance abuse treatment,
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the
United States aged 12 and older, including residents of
noninstitutional group quarters, such as college dormitories, group
homes, and civilians dwelling on military installations. Persons with
no permanent address, such as homeless persons and those living in
hotels, were also included in the survey.
Data Collection Notes:
Data were collected by Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, and prepared for release by National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
For some drugs that have multiple names, questions regarding the use of that drug may be asked for each distinct name. For example, even though methamphetamine, methedrine and desoxyn are the same drug, their use was measured in three separate variables.
Multistage area probability sample design involving four
selection stages: (a) primary areas (e.g., counties), (b) subareas
within primary areas (blocks or block groups), (c) dwelling (listing)
units (housing units or group quarters) within subareas, and (d)
persons within dwelling (listing) units. A specially designed
within-dwelling selection procedure was used to ensure desired sample
sizes for subpopulations defined by age, smoking status, and
race/ethnicity. Based on the strong association between reports of
past-month cigarette smoking and recent drug use, a screening question
was also introduced to collect past-month cigarette smoking status for
all rostered persons within sampled dwellings. The three
race/ethnicity classifications of dwelling unit heads were Hispanic,
non-Hispanic Black (Black), and non-Hispanic non-Black (Whites and
others). Six Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of special interest
were oversampled: Washington, DC, New York, Miami, Chicago, Denver,
and Los Angeles. These MSAs were oversampled in a way to allow
separate estimation for low socioeconomic status (SES) urbanized areas
and for all other areas of each MSA. Blacks, Hispanics, and youths
aged 12-17 were also oversampled.
Data were weighted based on the
four stages of sampling that were used. Adjustments were made to compensate for nonresponse and
sampling error. Adjustments also included trimming sample weights to
reduce excessive weight variation and a post-stratification to Census
population estimates. The final weight variable to be used in analysis is ANALWT.
self-enumerated questionnaires (drug use), and personal
A completed interview had to
contain, at a minimum, data on the recency of use of marijuana,
cocaine, and alcohol. The overall response rate was 79.2 percent. The
response rates for the three race/ethnicity groups were: 85.2 percent
for Hispanics, 82.9 percent for Blacks, and 75 percent for Whites and
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Standardized missing values.
Created online analysis version with question text.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: Users are reminded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that these data are to be used solely for statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information and not for the investigation of specific individuals or treatment facilities.
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-03-07
- 2013-05-06 Data collection instrument released.
- 2008-10-28 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and tab-delimited ASCII data file. Modified value labels and missing values for variable GQTYPE to correct previous errors. The variable CASEID was also added to the dataset.
- 1999-06-16 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been
updated to include value labels and missing values sections.
- 1997-07-18 A machine-readable codebook in
Portable Document Format (PDF) is now available.
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