Performance Improvement 2005. State Estimates of Substance Use From the 2002 National Survey on Deug Use and Health


This report presents state estimates from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), collects information from residents of households, residents of non-institutionalized group quarters, and civilians living on military bases. In 2002, the NSDUH collected interview data from 68,000 respondents. Estimates for all persons ages 12 or older are provided for 20 different measures related to substance use or mental health. For each measure, states have been ranked and categorized into quintiles, or fifths, in order to simplify the discussion. Methodological changes introduced in 2002 affected respondent participation rates and response patterns, resulting in changes in prevalence estimates. This 2002 survey represents a new baseline for state estimates as well as for national estimates. For example, estimates of past month use of any illicit drug ranged from 6.1 percent in Iowa to 12.4 percent in the District of Columbia for all persons aged 12 or older. Alabama had the lowest rate of past month use of marijuana among persons 12 or older, while the District of Columbia had the highest.

PIC ID: 8052; Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Federal Contact: Wright, Douglas, 240-276-1259; Performer: RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC


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