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2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Public-use Data File Released

The public-use data and documentation files for the 2012 NSDUH are now available for download, online analysis, and Quick Tables. This data file includes variables on serious mental illness (SMI) and any mental illness (AMI) that are based on a revised estimation methodology. more...

It is important to note that the revised  mental illness variables in the 2012 data file are not comparable to the mental illness variables currently available in the 2008 to 2011 data files. NSDUH data files with revised SMI and AMI variables for 2008 to 2011 will be released in the next few months. It is recommended that the more accurate revised SMI and AMI variables be used in estimation of mental illness, once the updated 2008 to 2011 data files are released.

The NSDUH is the primary source of national and state-level estimates on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. The survey is also a source of national estimates on mental health measures such as SMI, depression, and treatment. NSDUH data are collected annually through nationally representative interviews with approximately 70,000 randomly selected individuals aged 12 and older.

The 2012 NSDUH report is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Detailed tables, presenting national estimates from the 2012 NSDUH, are also available from the SAMHSA website.

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2013-12-19