This glossary provides definitions for many of the measures and terms used in these tables and in the mental health findings report1 from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Where relevant, cross-references also are provided. For some key terms, specific question wording is provided for clarity. In some situations, information also is included about specific gate questions. In many instances, a gate question is the first question in a series of related questions. How a respondent answers the gate question affects whether the respondent is asked additional questions in that section of the interview or is routed to the next section of the interview. In some sections of the interview, respondents may be asked more than one gate question to determine whether they are asked additional questions in that section or are routed to the next section.
2 American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM IV). Washington, DC: Author.
4 These codes are updated periodically and are available at http://ers.usda.gov/topics/rural-economy-population/rural-classifications.aspx by clicking on that page's link to the "Rural/Urban Continuum Codes."
5 Office of Management and Budget. (2003, June 6). Revised definitions of metropolitan statistical areas, new definitions of micropolitan statistical areas and combined statistical areas, and guidance on uses of the statistical definitions of these areas (OMB Bulletin No. 03-04). Washington, DC: The White House.
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15 Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2011 public use file and codebook. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34481.v1
18 Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) Reorganization Act, Pub. L. No. 102-321 (1992).
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