National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program


The following variable, MHSAWT_C, is a weight variable created for mental health analysis for adult Sample A or Sample B. A separate post-stratification was done for both Sample A and Sample B so that the weights for each of the sub-samples were controlled to the Census population estimates for the civilian non-institutional population aged 18+. MHSAWT_C is set to zero for youths aged 12-17 and the 8 adults not assigned to either portion of the split sample. MHSAWT_C can be used for generating adult mental health estimates using Sample A data, or using Sample B data, separately. However, if mental health estimates are generated using both Sample A and Sample B combined data then ANALWT_C should be used.

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

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 8162.68
  • minimum: 0
  • maximum: 431220
  • standard deviation: 15863.70

Location: 6840-6848 (width: 9; decimal: 2)

Variable Type: numeric


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

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