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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Drug Study Household and Non-Household Populations (DC-MADSH-1991)
The DC Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS) was conducted in 1991, and included special analyses of homeless and transient populations and of women delivering live births in the DC hospitals. DC*MADS was undertaken to assess the full extent of the drug problem in one metropolitan area. The study was comprised of 16 separate studies that focused on different sub-groups, many of which are typically not included or are under-represented in household surveys.
The DC*MADS: Household and Non-household Populations examines the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among members of household and non-household populations aged 12 and older in the District of Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area (DC MSA). The study also examines the characteristics of three drug-abusing sub-groups: crack-cocaine, heroin, and needle users. The household sample was drawn from the 1991 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). The non-household sample was drawn from the DC*MADS Institutionalized and Homeless and Transient Population Studies. Data include demographics, needle use, needle-sharing, and use of tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, crack, inhalants, marijuana, hallucinogens, heroin, sedatives, stimulants, psychotherapeutics (non-medical use), tranquilizers, and analgesics.
- crack cocaine
- demographic characteristics
- drug abuse
- drug use
- homeless persons
- For the household, institutional, and homeless studies, the household/institutional response rates were 93.5 percent, 87.5 percent, and 82.6 percent, respectively. The individual interview response rates were 82.1 percent, 89.4 percent, and 86.1 percent. The overall response rates were 76.8 percent, 78.2 percent, and 71 percent.
- 2008-07-16: New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and tab-delimited ASCII data file. The variable CASEID was added to the dataset.
- 1998-11-19: The data file was reprocessed to eliminate duplicate records. Also, the SAS and SPSS data definition statements and codebook were edited due to a reversal in value labels for RACE. The correct labels are 1 = "White" and 2 = "Black".
- Performed consistency checks.
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Standardized missing values.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.