1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

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Heroin Use (Table 5.11)


13 Estimates of heroin use from the survey are likely to be low due to the probable undercoverage of the heroin-using population, many of whom are believed to be outside the sampling frame. For example, 20% of all past year heroin users were from the nonhousehold population (homeless and the institutionalized), according to the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS) (Bray & Marsden, 1999; NIDA, 1994).
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