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Title: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Population Estimates 1985
Corporate Author: Temple University
Institute for Survey Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20852
Contract Number: 271-84-7301
Publication Number: (ADM)87-1539
Sale Source: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 1985 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse is the eighth study in a series of national surveys to measure the prevalence of drug use among the U.S. household population aged 12 and over. This report presents population estimates of drug use prevalence for the civilian, noninstitutionalized population.
Abstract: Respondents were interviewed in their homes by trained interviewers using self-administered answer sheets and other methodologies intended to maximize the validity of responses to sensitive questions. Respondents were drawn randomly within age categories from a national probability sample of households in the coterminous United States. Data were collected from June through December 1985, resulting in 8,038 interviews and an overall response rate of 83 percent. Age and race/ethnicity were the two primary correlates of drug use on which the 1985 sample was stratified. Younger age groups, blacks, and Hispanics were oversampled to obtain more stable estimates of drug use for them. Population estimates are presented for the total population and for whites, Hispanics, and blacks. Data are also presented for the Northeast, North Central, South, and West regions of the United States. Data in each table are presented by sex for each of four age groups (12-17, 18-25, 26-34, and 35+ years). Tables are organized into three sections: prevalence estimates for specific drugs; prevalence estimates of illicit drug users; and frequency of drug use among past year users. 128 tables.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Demography
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