National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program


The following variable, ANYSMH, indicates whether a youth reported receiving specialty mental health services in the past year from any of 7 specific inpatient/residential or outpatient specialty sources for problems with behavior or emotions that were not caused by alcohol or drugs. This variable was created based on the following 7 source of treatment variables: stayed overnight in a hospital (YHOSP), stayed in a residential treatment facility (YRESID), spent time in foster care (YFOST), spent time in a day treatment facility (YDAYTRT), received treatment from a mental health clinic (YCLIN), from a private therapist (YTHER), and from an in-home therapist (YHOME). Youths who reported a positive response (source variable=1) to one or more of the 7 questions were included in the yes category regardless of how many of the 7 questions they answered. Youths who did not report a positive response, but answered all 7 of the questions were included in the no category. Youths who did not report a positive response and did not answer all the questions, and adults were included in the unknown/18+ category.

0 No (All above source variables=0) 15,14127.5%
1 Yes (Any above source variable=1) 2,2704.1%
Missing Data
-9 Unknown/Aged 18+ (See comment above) 37,69968.4%
Total 55,110 100%

Based upon 17,411 valid cases out of 55,110 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 0.13
  • median: 0.00
  • mode: 0.00
  • minimum: 0
  • maximum: 1
  • standard deviation: 0.34

Location: 5947-5948 (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.