Results from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings and Detailed Tables
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This report presents the first information from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. Prior to 2002, the survey was called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). This brief Overview report provides a concise summary of the main results of the 2003 NSDUH. Measures related to mental health problems also are included. A major focus of this report is changes in substance use between 2002 and 2003. Because of improvements to the survey in 2002, the 2002 data constitute a new baseline for tracking trends in substance use and other measures. Therefore, estimates from the 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs should not be compared with estimates from the 2001 and earlier NHSDAs to assess changes in substance use over time.
Last updated: 10/15/2013