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State estimates for 15 measures of substance use and mental disorders based on the combined 2015 and 2016 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs) are provided. The NSDUH is an annual survey of the civilian, noninstutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years or older. State and regional estimates are based on a small area estimation (SAE) methodology in which state-level NSDUH data are combined with county and census block group/tract-level data from the state.
Using the recoding feature, you can define custom categories (i.e., survey response options) for variables to use in your crosstabs, thereby simplifying your results. For example, if a variable has response option categories of Yes, No, Don't Know, Refused, and Blank, you can recode the variable so Don't Know, Refused, and Blank are in one category, so your crosstab results would only display results for three categories (Yes, No, and Recoded None). The recoded category names are fully customizable.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2017, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) provides several key resources and tools for behavioral health researchers.
SAMHDA offers public-use data files (PUFs) to assist researchers in this critical area of public health. Visit http://datafiles.samhsa.gov/ for more information.