National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA-1979)

Metadata Updated: April 25, 2021

This series measures the prevalence and correlates of drug use in the United States. The surveys are designed to provide quarterly, as well as annual, estimates. Information is provided on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among members of United States households aged 12 and older. Questions include age at first use, as well as lifetime, annual, and past-month usage for the following drug classes: cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, alcohol, tobacco, nonmedical use of prescription drugs including psychotherapeutics, and polysubstance use. Respondents were also asked about their knowledge of drugs, perceptions of the risks involved, population movement, and sequencing of drug use. Fifty-seven percent of respondents were asked specific questions about their perceptions of the consequences of marijuana and alcohol use. The other 43 percent were asked about heroin use among friends. Demographic data include gender, race, age, ethnicity, marital status, educational level, job status, income level, and household composition.This study has 1 Data Set.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 25, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 25, 2021
Publisher Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Unique Identifier Unknown
Maintainer
Identifier https://datafiles.samhsa.gov/study/national-household-survey-drug-abuse-nhsda-1979-nid13635
Data First Published 2016-05-23
Data Last Modified 2021-03-12
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:30
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Harvest Object Id b6ad1449-9d6b-4876-b175-7d66a9d101ae
Harvest Source Id 651e43b2-321c-4e4c-b86a-835cfc342cb0
Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
Homepage URL https://healthdata.gov/dataset/national-household-survey-drug-abuse-nhsda-1979
Program Code 009:030
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash f12f43f1cc5dcddb658e8b91333b0f3fa8db5067
Source Schema Version 1.1

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.