National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

YTHACT2: YTH PARTICPATED IN YOUTH ACTIVITIES

NOTE: The variables in this section are recoded variables that
were created from one or more of the edited variables from
the preceding section.

The youth activity questions in the 2001 NHSDA differ from those
in the 2000 NHSDA. The following variable, YTHACT2 was created by
counting the number of positive responses reported over the
following 4 youth activity questions: School-based (YESCHACT),
community-based (YECOMACT), church or faith-based (YEFAIACT), or
other activities (YEOTHACT). Youth respondents who reported
participation in 2 or more activities were included in the two or
more category regardless of how many other activity questions
were answered. Youth respondents who did not answer 2 or more
of the 4 youth activity questions with a "yes" or "no" response
were coded as SAS missing. To be included in the zero or one
category, a youth respondent must have answered 2 or more of the
activity questions and reported they participated in either zero
or one activity. YTHACT2 is not considered comparable with
YOUTHACT from the 2000 NHSDA.
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 None or 1 Activity (See comment above) 2,5114.5%
2 2 or More Activities (2 or more source vars=1) 14,84026.7%
Missing Data
-9 Otherwise (See comment above) 38,21068.8%
Total 55,561 100%

Based upon 17,351 valid cases out of 55,561 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 1.86
  • median: 2.00
  • mode: 2.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 2
  • standard deviation: 0.35

Location: 3913-3914 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 2001.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.