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Using the recoding feature, you can define custom categories (i.e., survey response options) for variables to use in your crosstabs, thereby simplifying your results. For example, if a variable has response option categories of Yes, No, Don't Know, Refused, and Blank, you can recode the variable so Don't Know, Refused, and Blank are in one category, so your crosstab results would only display results for three categories (Yes, No, and Recoded None). The recoded category names are fully customizable.
Three annual reports for the 2017 NSDUH are available at: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/reports-detailed-tables-2017-NSDUH
- 2017 Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators Report
- 2017 NSDUH Detailed Tables
- 2017 Methodological Summary and Definitions Report
SAMHSA has partnered with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to host restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data at their Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (RDCs). RDCs are secure facilities that provide access to a range of restricted-use microdata for statistical purposes. SAMHSA is the most recent federal partner to work with NCHS in making NSDUH restricted-use microdata available to approved researchers at RDC sites.
The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) public-use file is available on the SAMHDA site. NSDUH is the primary source of statistical information on the use of tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs by the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged 12 or older. The survey also includes several series of questions that focus on mental health issues.