Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Other Native Americans. Other Data Sources

12/01/2006

The following list describes data sources that were considered but not profiled for the catalog. Reasons for excluding data sources include the inability to identify AI/AN/NA individuals in the data source; a very limited number of AI/AN/NA individuals in the data source; lack of relevance to the identified key policy issues; extended length of time since the study was conducted; or data unavailable in any form for independent research. This list describes some basic information about these data sources and includes the reason(s) for excluding each data set.

Alcohol and Drug Services Study

This study involves a drug treatment facility and client sample survey, in which data are collected to estimate the length of a patient's stay, the cost of treatment, and to describe post-treatment status of clients. This study is excluded from the catalog as there are only 59 AI/AN individuals identified in the data set.

Additional information about this study can be found at: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/ADSS/ADSS2ClientCB.pdf

Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study: Adolescent (DATOS-A)

The study was designed to determine the outcomes of drug abuse treatment delivered in typical community-based programs by examining the role of treatment outcomes and program type, client characteristics, treatment received, therapeutic approaches, and provision of aftercare. Information was collected on a small number of AI/AN individuals, but these individuals cannot be identified in the data set.

For more information about this study, contact:
SAMHDA/ICPSR
The University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
SAMHDA Helpline: 1-888-741-7242
e-mail: samhda-support@icpsr.umich.edu

Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)

This system is part of the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs and the online Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. It was excluded from this catalog because of its focus on facilities rather than individuals or families.

Additional information about the DASIS can be found at: http://oas.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm#DASISinfo

Evaluation of the Tribal Strategies Against Violence (TSAV) Initiative in Four Tribal Sites in the United States, 1995

This study was designed to develop comprehensive strategies in tribal communities to reduce crime, violence, and substance abuse. Approximately 90 interviews were conducted in four locations. Due to the limited number of sites and respondents and extremely limited access to the data, this study is excluded from the catalog.

Questions regarding this study can be addressed to:
Director
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Institute for Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Family Data on Public and Indian Housing

This study of public and Indian housing projects and their tenants is 13 years old. The records are summaries for housing projects that do not provide individual-level information. Also, there is little documentation.

Questions regarding this study can be addressed to:
Information Services Division of Public and Indian Housing
(202) 708-1445

Gambling Impact and Behavior Study, 1997-1999

This study on the gambling behavior of American adults and youth and the impact of gambling facilities on local economies is excluded because it does not identify people who are AI/AN/NA, nor does it focus on a specific geographic region with a large AI/AN/NA population.

The data, codebooks, and other documentation are available at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cgi-bin/bob/newark?study=2778&path=SAMHDA

Hawaii Student Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Use Survey

The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among students in grades 6 through 12 throughout the State of Hawaii. Results are based on student responses from public, private, and charter schools. The 2003 data set contains answers from 4,912 Native Hawaiian students. However, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of the Hawaii Department of Health does not release this data for use by researchers.

Additional information about this study can be found at:
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd.
Kapolei, Hawai'i, 96707
(808) 692-7506
http://www.hawaii.gov/health/substance-abuse/prevention-treatment/survey/adsurv.htm

Hawaiian Community Survey

This is an annual survey of households in the state of Hawaii in which at least one member is identified as Hawaiian. The survey was conducted from 2001 to 2005 as part of an effort to assess the true educational needs in Hawaii. The survey contains information on family well-being, childcare arrangements for preschool-age children, obstacles and achievements among school-age children, and continuing educational pathways among adults. At this time, there is no public use data file available for researchers, although the data may become available in the future.

More information about this study can be found at: http://www.ksbe.edu/pase/researchproj-hicomsrvy.php

Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

This study provides longitudinal information on a periodic basis on the characteristics, experiences, and outcomes for children and families served by Head Start. The study does not include American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Programs and does not identify AI/AN/NA as one or more separate race categories.

More information about this study can be found at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hs/faces/index.html

Health and Diet Survey

This periodic telephone survey measures and monitors public awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and reported behavior related to food and nutrition. Although the survey includes a race category for American Indians/Alaskan Natives, the number in this category is so small (n<100) that it is combined with other small categories into "other" for the public use data set. The survey also does not lend itself to analysis of a specific geographic region relevant to the AI/AN/NA population because of its small size (N=1,798).

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~comm/crnutri3.html#demog

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

This survey of Medicare beneficiaries residing in the United States and Puerto Rico contains very few AI/AN/NA cases in the sample (n=36 for the last round of data collection) and aggregation across years is not recommended.

Additional information on this study can be found at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/mcbs/

Monitoring the Future: A continuing study of American youth

This ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American youths contains very few American Indian (AI) respondents (i.e., approximately 1 percent of the grade 12 samples). For this reason, the public use data sets and restricted-access data sets do not contain an indicator for AI in the data set.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

This survey collects data on the health and nutritional status of children and adults in the U.S. Because there is no oversample for Native American/Alaskan Natives in the NHANES, the sample of AI/AN/NA is very small and is grouped into the "other" category in the public use files.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

National Immunization Survey (NIS)

Data from the NIS are used to produce timely estimates of vaccination coverage rates. The data do not identify the AI/AN/NA populations of interest for this catalog, as the public-use data files do not identify AI/AN/NA individuals.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nis/

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

This study focuses on the labor market experiences of American youth. The study included an oversample of blacks, Hispanics, and disadvantaged whites. However, the sample of AI/AN/NA individuals is too small to identify as a separate racial category in the data set.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy97.htm

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services

This study is a compilation of data collected from facilities and is used to update the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs and the online Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator. This study was excluded from this catalog because its focus on facilities rather than individuals or families.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://oas.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm#nssats2

Native Hawaiian Children and Families - Provider Survey and Consumer Survey

The goal of the Consumer Survey was to gather information on consumers' perceptions of the services they receive from programs located in their communities, while the goal of the Service Provider Survey was to gather information from community agencies about their programs and the services they provide to Native Hawaiian children and families. It could not be ascertained whether the data from this study are publicly available.

Additional information regarding this study can be found at: http://uhfamilydata.hawaii.edu/hi_child_ed/hi_child_ed.asp

Navajo Health and Nutrition Survey

The Navajo Health and Nutrition Survey was conducted from 1991 to 1992 to assess the health and nutritional status of Navajo Reservation residents using a population-based sample. The data do not appear to be available in any format.

Property Owners and Managers Survey (POMS)

The Property Owners and Managers Survey (POMS) was designed to learn more about rental housing and the providers of rental housing. A nationwide sample of approximately 16,300 housing units that were rented or vacant-for-rent in the 1993 American Housing Survey National Sample (AHS-N) was selected, and a questionnaire was mailed to the property owner, manager, or other agent of the owner of each property containing a selected unit. This study is excluded because there are very few AI/AN/NA respondents in the data set and the data cannot be combined with other data to increase the number of AI/AN/NAs. In addition, the survey content focuses on the characteristics of the rental properties that the respondents own or manage, not the personal dwellings of the respondents.

Contact the Financial and Market Characteristics Branch at (301) 763-3199 or visit ask.census.gov for further information on Property Owners & Managers Survey (POMS) Data. The actual data are hosted on-line by HUDUSER and are available for downloading from the following site:В http://www.huduser.org/datasets/poms.html

Social Security Administration Benefits and Earnings Public Use File

The 2004 Benefits and Earnings Public-Use File consists of a 1 percent random, representative sample of records of Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance beneficiaries who were entitled to receive a Social Security (OASDI) benefit for December 2004, and all benefit information is as of December 2004. This file does not contain any racial indicators.

More information about this study can be found at: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/microdata/earn/index.html

Study of Tribal and Alaska Native Juvenile Justice Systems in the United States, 1990

This congressionally-mandated analysis of tribal juvenile justice systems was conducted in 1990-1992. We could not find any indication that these data are available to researchers.

Suicide and Risk Behaviors in an Incarcerated American Indian Population in the Northern Plains [United States], 1999-2000

This multi-part study was an evaluation of five intake screening protocols in a county jail in the Northern Plains. The study is being excluded from the catalog because it was designed only to evaluate and compare the five protocols and the data collected cannot be combined to facilitate other analyses.

Questions regarding this study can be addressed to:
Director
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Institute for Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Survey of Active Duty Personnel

This study focuses on the experiences, attitudes, and demographic characteristics of all Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard active-duty members. Although there is a public use data file available for this study, AI/AN individuals can not be identified and geographic analysis of regions specific to this population is not possible.

For more information concerning this study, contact Dr. Jim Caplan at 703-696-5848.

Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN)

The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. Conducted in 1987, the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN) was designed in collaboration with the Indian Health Service (IHS), and used the same data collection instruments, interview procedures, and time frame as the NMES Household Survey component. However, the SAIAN differed from the Household Survey in several respects. The SAIAN sample was interviewed only three times and was not given the supplements on long-term care, caregiving, and care-receiving. Also, SAIAN respondents were asked additional questions on topics such as use of IHS facilities and traditional medicine, and were given a modified self-administered questionnaire with separate versions for adults and children. Interviewers for the SAIAN were mainly American Indians or Alaska Natives, and about 20 percent of the interviews were not conducted entirely in English. Of these, approximately 40 percent were conducted entirely in the native language of the respondent. Data were collected on 7,071 AI/AN persons in the eligible dwelling units.

Although the topic of this study is of clear relevance to the AI/AN population, this study is excluded from this catalog as these data are nearly 20 years old and cannot be combined with other data.

For more information about this study, contact ICPSR User Support at netmail@icpsr.umich.edu or call (734) 647-2200 for information about accessing ICPSR data.

Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Military Personnel

This study provides comprehensive and detailed estimates of the prevalence of alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use and the negative effects of alcohol use among active-duty personnel. Although there is a public use data file available for this study, AI/AN individuals can not be identified and geographic analysis of regions specific to this population is not possible.

Questions regarding this study can be addressed to:
LTC Lorraine Babeu, Ph. D., CCC-A
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
Tricare Management Activity
Health Program Analysis & Evaluation
5111 Leesburg Pike, Skyline 5, Suite 510
Falls Church, VA 22041-3206
Office: (703) 681-3636 DSN: 761-3636
Fax: (703) 681-3682

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

The purpose of this study is to collect source and amount of income, labor force information, program participation and eligibility data, and general demographic characteristics to measure the effectiveness of existing federal, state, and local programs; to estimate future costs and coverage for government programs, such as food stamps; and to provide improved statistics on the distribution of income and measures of economic well-being in the country. However, the data files use the following race categories: White alone, Black alone, Asian alone, and Other. There is no way to identify AI/AN/NA individuals in the data set.

More information about SIPP can be found at: http://www.bls.census.gov/sipp/

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