Description of NSDUH Products

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Released: Annual | September, 9 months after close of data collection
Content: Estimates of substance use, disorder, mental health, treatment, co-occurrence
Geography: National | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF | HTML
Released: Annual | September, 9 months after close of data collection
Content: Definitions, survey methods, and statistical methods
Geography: National | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF | HTML
Released: Annual | September, 9 months after close of data collection
Content: Tables of estimates, including by demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups
Geography: National | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF | HTML
Released: Annual; 2 years combined data on rolling basis | Mid-December—Part 1; February—Part 2; 12 to 14 months after close of data collection
Content: Almost 30 key estimates based on small-area estimation, that is, model-based estimates
Geography: State | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF | XLS | CSV
Released: Every other year; combined 3-year data, with 1 year of overlap | Around mid-June, 18 months from close of data collection
Content: 20-25 key estimates
Geography: Substate | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF | XLS | CSV | HTML | DOC | Substate shape file
Released: Annual | Depends on section, but latest is 15 months after close of data collection
Content: Documentation on sampling, weighting, imputation, survey methods, and questionnaires
Geography: National | Access: Available to the public
Format: PDF
Released: Annual | Early December, 12 months from close of data collection
Content: Micro-level data file and online analysis system
Geography: National | Access: Available to the public
Format: SAS | SPSS | State | ASCII | Delimited | R
Released: Every other year; 2 years combined; no overlap of years | By March, 15 months from close of data collection
Content: Online analysis system, no direct access to the microdata files
Geography: State and substate | Access: Public (background files are restricted)
Format: SAS | SPSS | State | ASCII | Delimited | R
Released: Annual
Content: Restricted-use microdata files
Geography: State and substate | Access: Restricted access through National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center (NCHS RDC)
Format: SAS | SPSS