Alternate Title: DC*MADS, 1992 (Live Births)
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS) was conducted
in 1991, and included special analyses of homeless and transient
delivering live births in the DC hospitals. DC*MADS was undertaken to
assess the full extent of the drug problem in one metropolitan
area. The study was comprised of 16 separate studies that focused on
different sub-groups, many of which are typically not included or are
underrepresented in household surveys.
The DC*MADS: Drug Use
Among Women Delivering Livebirths in DC Hospitals was designed to
examine the nature and extent of drug use among women delivering live
births in eight Washington, DC, hospitals participating in the
study. Data from the questionnaires include prenatal care, health
problems during pregnancy, pregnancy drug use history, needle use,
polysubstance use, patterns of use, respondent's general experiences
with drug use, including perceptions of the risks and consequences of
use, occurrence of psychological and emotional problems, income and
insurance coverage, treatment experiences, and maternal and infant
outcomes. Medical records were abstracted from the women and their
infants to document medical problems. Abstracted data on the mothers
included demographics, discharge diagnoses, disposition at discharge,
and results of urine screens. Abstracted data on infants included
delivery information, status at discharge, discharge
diagnoses/procedures, and first urine toxicology screen results.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS) Series
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS), 1992: Drug Use Among DC Women Delivering Live Births in DC Hospitals. ICPSR02347-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02347.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02347.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
Scope of Study
health care access,
substance abuse treatment,
District of Columbia,
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Women delivering live births in Washington, DC,
Data Collection Notes:
To protect the anonymity of respondents, all
variables that could be used to identify individuals have been encrypted,
collapsed, or deleted. These modifications should not affect analytic uses
of the data.
Produced by Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Eight of nine Washington, DC, hospitals participated in the
study. Eligible respondents were women delivering live births in
participating hospitals during a given period. High-risk women,
defined as those giving birth to low birth weight or pre-term infants
or those admitting to drug use, were oversampled.
Mode of Data Collection:
personal interviews and medical records
response rate was 86.7 percent. Of those interviewed, 68.8 percent
agreed to have medical records abstracted for themselves and their
infants, resulting in an abstraction response rate of 59.7 percent.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Standardized missing values.
Created online analysis version with question text.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: Users are reminded by the United States Department of
Health and Human Services that these data are to be used solely for
statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information and not
for the investigation of specific individuals or treatment
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-04-28
- 2008-12-15 New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and tab-delimited ASCII data file. Some other minor edits were made to improve the data and documentation.
- 2006-01-18 File CB2347.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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