Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2010 - 2013 Added to the NSDUH: 4-Year Restricted-Use Data Analysis System

The combined years 2010 through 2013 have been added to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): 4-Year R-DAS. more...

These data provide information on mental health and substance use, including use of services. With the addition of 2012-2013 data, researchers can now create 4-year estimates for the years 2002-2005, 2006-2009, and 2010-2013 in the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS) to produce frequencies and cross-tabulations using variables including state identifiers, detailed race/ethnicity, insurance status, income, gender, country of birth, etc.

The update includes changes to the "OTHER, Specify" category in the IRNWRACE and NEWRACE1 variables. The DRVFLAG variable was dropped from the NSDUH: 4-Year R-DAS. More details about the update can be found in the Change History section of the codebook.

View the NSDUH: 4-Year R-DAS Study Home Page
Access the R-DAS

New to the R-DAS? These resources will help you get started:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SAMHDA 4/23/15 Webinar: Online Analysis of SAMHSA Public-Use Data with Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)

Online Analysis of SAMHSA Public-Use Data with Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)

Broadcast time (EDT): Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 pm

SAMHDA invites you to attend a webinar to learn the fundamentals of analyzing SAMHSA public-use data online without specialized software or downloading of data.

Join this webinar to learn the basics of analyzing SAMHSA public-use data with Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) on the SAMHDA website. The webinar will provide an overview of SDA's interface, analytic functions, and available help resources. The presenters will demonstrate how to use SDA for variable recoding and computation, crosstabulation, comparison of means, and regression.

SDA webinar

Watch the "Online Analysis of SAMHSA Public-Use Data with Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)" webinar recording.

Monday, March 23, 2015

2012 and 2013 Added to the 2-Year National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Restricted-use Data Analysis System

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): 2-Year R-DAS study has been updated to include data for the years 2012 and 2013 and can now be used to create combined 2-year estimates for the years: 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2012-2013. The 2-Year R-DAS NSDUH study is available for online analysis using the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS).

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The 2-Year R-DAS NSDUH study includes a modification to the mapping of certain “OTHER, Specify” race responses to the detailed race categories reported in the IRNWRACE and NEWRACE1 variables. Specifically, responses of "Pakistan," "Bangladesh," "Nepal," and "Bhutan," that were previously mapped to "Asian Indian," are now mapped to "Other Asian."

New to the R-DAS? These resources will help you get started:

  • A webinar recording on locating and analyzing data in the R-DAS;
  • FAQs on producing correct estimates with R-DAS data files and other topics; and
  • The restricted-use NSDUH variable crosswalk that contains all variables in the restricted-use NSDUH data files and their availability for specific groups of years.

View the NSDUH: 2-Year R-DAS study home page
Access the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

R-DAS will be unavailable on March 21 between 10:00 pm and midnight

ICPSR will perform maintenance on the Web server on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 10:00 pm. During this maintenance, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS) will be unavailable. All other features of the SAMHDA site are expected to function as usual.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

R-DAS will be unavailable on January 31 between 8:00 pm and midnight

ICPSR will perform maintenance on the Web server on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 8:00 pm. During this maintenance, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS) will be unavailable. All other features of the SAMHDA site are expected to function as usual.

Monday, November 24, 2014

2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Public-use Data File Released

The public-use data and documentation files for the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) are now available for download, online analysis, and quick tables. The 2013 NSDUH report and detailed tables, presenting national estimates from the 2013 NSDUH, are also available. more...

The 2013 NSDUH public-use data file contains new variables related to:

  • Military status. Respondents were asked about service in a Reserve component of the military and about military veteran status. Respondents who had previously been in the U.S. Armed Forces were asked three additional questions about whether they had ever been on active duty; the period in which they served in active duty; and whether they served in a military combat zone or an area where they drew imminent danger pay or hostile fire pay.

  • Marijuana usage. Respondents indicating past year marijuana use were asked whether any or all of their past year marijuana use was recommended by a doctor or other health care professional. A variable is also available to indicate whether respondents were living in a State in which a law allowing use of marijuana for medical reasons was in effect at the time of the interview.

  • Height and weight. Respondents were asked about height and weight, which was used to create a new recoded BMI variable.

  • Screening questions during health care visits. Respondents were asked about screening for tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use as part of their health care visits in the past 12 months and about discussions respondents had with health care professionals about their tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use as part of their health care visits.

  • Geography. A geographic variable identifying respondents residing in American Indian areas (AIAs) is available for the first time in the NSDUH public-use file.

The Changes for 2013 section of the codebook contains additional information on these new variables. Updates to variables previously available in the NSDUH public-use file are also described.

The 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, and 1990 through 2013 NSDUH public-use data files are available on the SAMHDA website. The NSDUH is the primary source of national and state-level estimates on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. The survey is also a source of national estimates on mental health measures such as SMI, depression, and treatment. NSDUH data are collected annually through nationally representative interviews with approximately 70,000 randomly selected individuals aged 12 and older.

The 2013 NSDUH restricted-use data is planned for release via the R-DAS and Data Portal early next year.

Access the 2013 NSDUH study
NSDUH series home page
Access previous years of the NSDUH

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SAMHDA to exhibit at American Public Health Association (APHA) conference - November 16-19, 2014

SAMHDA will exhibit at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall B/C in New Orleans, LA on November 16-19, 2014. The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest conventions of public health professionals, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists.

The SAMHDA exhibit will be at booth #1703 in the exhibit hall. Demonstrations of SAMHDA's website, data, and online analysis tools, including the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS), will be conducted throughout the conference.

The exhibit hall will be open:

Date Show Hours
Sunday 11/16/14 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 11/17/14 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11/18/14 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11/19/14 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.