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This report presents State estimates for 23 measures of substance use or mental health problems based on the 2006 and 2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs). Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), NSDUH is an ongoing survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years or older. Interview data from 135,672 persons were collected in 2006-2007 (Table A.9). Separate estimates have been produced for four age groups: 12 to 17, 18 to 25, 26 or older, and all persons 12 or older. Also in this report are estimates for persons aged 12 to 20 for two of the measures—past month alcohol use and binge alcohol use. Although estimates for persons 18 or older are not a part of this report, they are available at http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/states.cfm. For each measure, States have been ranked and categorized into quintiles, or fifths, in order to simplify the discussion. Estimates presented in this report are based on a hierarchical Bayes estimation method that combines survey data with a national model. Note that these estimates are benchmarked to the national design-based estimates (for details, see Section A.4 in Appendix A).

In addition to presenting State estimates for 2006-2007, this report compares the 2005-2006 prevalence rates with the 2006-2007 prevalence rates and determines whether the differences between the two are statistically significant for all measures. Please note that the difference between 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 prevalence rates can be viewed as the average annual change between 2005 and 2007; therefore, the total change for that period is approximately twice the average annual change. Changes are discussed only if they are significant at the 0.05 level.

Illicit Drug Use

Alcohol Use

Tobacco Use

Substance Dependence, Abuse, and Treatment Need

Mental Health Problems

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