National Survey of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Problems [Healthcare for Communities], 2000-2001 (ICPSR 4165)

Published: Mar 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Kenneth B. Wells, University of California, Los Angeles, and RAND; Roland Sturm, RAND; Audrey Burnam, RAND


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This survey (HCC2) is a component of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Tracking Initiative, an initiative designed to track changes in the the American health care system and their effects. HCC2 reinterviewed respondents to the first National Survey of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Problems (HCC1) and a cross-section of adult respondents from the second Community Tracking Study (CTS) Household Survey (CTS2). Previously, HCC1 reinterviewed a cross-section of adult respondents from the first CTS Household Survey (CTS1). HCC1 is available as the NATIONAL SURVEY OF ALCOHOL, DRUG, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS [HEALTHCARE FOR COMMUNITIES], 1997-1998 (ICPSR 3025), CTS1 as the COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, 1996-1997, AND FOLLOWBACK SURVEY, 1997-1998 (ICPSR 2524), and CTS2 as the COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, 1998-1999, AND FOLLOWBACK SURVEY, 1998-2000 (ICPSR 3199). Central to the design of the CTS Household Surveys, from which all HCC1 and HCC2 respondents originated, is its community focus. Sixty sites (51 metropolitan and 9 nonmetropolitan areas) were randomly selected to form the core of the CTS surveys and to be representative of the nation as a whole. The CTS Household Surveys were administered to households in the 60 CTS sites (known as the site sample) and to a supplemental national sample of households. Both HCC1 and HCC2 focused on the care and treatment for alcohol, drug, and mental health conditions. Like HCC1, the HCC2 questionnaire collected information on (1) demographics, (2) health and daily activities, (3) mental health, (4) alcohol and illicit drug use, (5) use of medications, (6) general health insurance and insurance coverage for mental health, substance abuse, and prescription medications, (7) access, utilization, and quality of behavioral health care, (8) labor market status, income, and wealth, and (9) life difficulties. Three sets of a data files are supplied with this collection: a set containing the interviews completed with the follow-up sample of persons who responded to HCC1, a set containing the interviews completed with the cross-sectional sample of subjects who responded to CTS2, and a set named the "complete sample" which contains all of the completed interviews. Five imputed versions of the data are included with each set for analysis with multiple imputation techniques.

Wells, Kenneth B., Sturm, Roland, and Burnam, Audrey. National Survey of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Problems [Healthcare for Communities], 2000-2001. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30.

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2000 -- 2001

2000 -- 2001

(1) By matching on common identification variables, these data can be linked to the HCC1, CTS1, and CTS2 data. (2) The SAS transport files were created using the SAS XPORT engine. (3) The LRECL (ASCII) data files are comma-delimited with one record per case. (4) The codebook is provided by the principal investigators as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

HCC2 followed the individuals who responded to the HCC1 survey (those who originated in the CTS1 site sample and those who originated in the CTS1 supplemental sample) and drew a new cross-sectional random sample out of the CTS2 site sample respondents. All of the HCC1 respondents (n = 9,585) were selected for the follow-up sample of which 6,659 responded to HCC2. Among the follow-up respondents, 2,410 were also interviewed in the 60 CTS sites by CTS2. The cross-sectional respondents comprised these 2,410 individuals plus another 5,499 adult respondents who were randomly selected from among the CTS2 site sample respondents. In HCC1, information reported by CTS1 respondents was used to oversample among low-income respondents, individuals who had used specialty mental health services in the preceding year, and individuals who had reported high psychological distress. The selection of the latter 5,499 cross-sectional respondents oversampled the same groups as well as individuals who reported that they had seen a doctor or other healthcare professional for alcohol-related problems in the past two years. As in HCC1, individuals from low intensity sites were oversampled relative to high intensity sites.

Adults in households in the 48 contiguous states of the United States.

telephone interviews

survey data



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