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Key Substance Use and Mental Indicators in the United States:

Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Announcement

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years—United States, 2015–2019

During 2015–2019, an estimated annual average of 10.6 million adults in the United States (4.3% of the adult population) reported having had suicidal thoughts in the past year; an estimated 3.1 million adults (1.3% of the adult population) had made a suicide plan in the past year; and an estimated annual average of 1.4 million adults (0.6% of the adult population) reported they made a suicide attempt in the past year.

 

SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) represents an important source for national data on suicide. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) provides NSDUH public-use data files for analysis.

Interact Our data

We have created two interactive tools that allow you to quickly filter down to the datapoints you need. The NSDUH SAE tool allows you to quickly see data by state and substate areas. The Quick Statistics tool provides state profiles for TEDS, N-SSATS, and N-MHSS data.

Analyze Our data

We have two data analysis systems (PDAS for public use and the restricted-use RDAS) available for researchers. As part of PDAS, there is also a NSDUH SAE tool to quickly see data by state and substate areas.

Download Public Use Files

We make datasets available for public use in multiple formats: ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, and TSV. Select a study series to go to the SAMHDA site to download files.