Population Coverage in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Hunter, S. R., Morton, K. B., Chromy, J. R., & Martin, P. (2006, August). Population Coverage in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is an annual national survey of the civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 or older in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. This paper examines the coverage and response rates for various populations in the NSDUH using data from the 1999-2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA; before 2002, the NSDUH was called the NHSDA) and the 2002-2004 NSDUHs. Among the findings is that coverage rates of the Hispanic and 'Other' race/ethnicity populations tend to be higher than the Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White groups. However, some of the higher coverage rates among Hispanic and 'Other' race/ethnicity groups may be an artifact of low intercensal projections due to the growing Hispanic and multiracial populations rather than a true measure of frame coverage.