NSDUH: An Overview of Trend Testing Methods and Applications in NSDUH and Other Studies

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This work will identify current and best practices for testing trends, especially in the context of NSDUH. Where possible, the historical context and rationale for current NSDUH methods will be summarized. The work also will offer alternative methods and will test these alternative methods using NSDUH data from 2002-2014. The goal of this work will be to develop recommendations for testing trends and breaks in trends in NSDUH data.

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