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2004 State Estimates of Substance Use
(from the 2003-2004 National Surveys on Drug Use & Health)

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This report presents State estimates for 22 measures of substance use or mental health problems based on the 2003 and 2004 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs). Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), NSDUH is an ongoing survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years or older. Interview data from approximately 135,500 persons were collected in 2003-2004. Separate estimates have been produced for four age groups: 12 to 17, 18 to 25, 26 or older, and all persons 12 or older. For each measure, States have been ranked and categorized into quintiles, or fifths, in order to simplify the discussion. Estimates presented in this report are based on hierarchical Bayes estimation methods that combine survey data with a national model.

In addition to State estimates for 2003-2004, this report includes estimates of change between 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 for all 22 measures. Also in this report are estimates for youths aged 12 to 20 for two of the measures—past month alcohol and binge alcohol use.

Illicit Drug Use

Alcohol Use

Tobacco Use

Substance Dependence, Abuse, and Treatment Need

Serious Psychological Distress among Adults

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