National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program


The following variable, ANYMHED, indicates whether a youth enrolled in school reported receiving mental health services in the past year from education sources for problems with behavior or emotions that were not caused by alcohol or drugs. This variable was created using the following source of treatment variables: talked to school counselors, school psychologist, or regular teacher for problems (YSCHL) and received special education services in the classroom or placed in a special classroom, program, or school (YSPED). Youths who reported a positive response (source variable=1) to one or more of these questions were included in the yes category regardless of how many of the questions they answered. Youths who did not report a positive response, but answered both questions were included in the no category. Youths who did not report a positive response and did not answer both questions, and adults were included in the unknown/18+ category.

0 No (YSCHL and YSPED=0) 15,22127.6%
1 Yes (YSCHL or YSPED=1) 2,1183.8%
Missing Data
-9 Unkwn/Aged 18+/Not enrolled in School (Otherwise) 37,77168.5%
Total 55,110 100%

Based upon 17,339 valid cases out of 55,110 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 0.12
  • median: 0.00
  • mode: 0.00
  • minimum: 0
  • maximum: 1
  • standard deviation: 0.33

Location: 5949-5950 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9


Source: This variable was taken from: National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2008.

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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.