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State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Health from the
2005-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health

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This report presents State estimates for 23 measures of substance use or mental health problems based on the 2005 and 2006 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 136,110 persons were collected in 2005-2006 (Table  A.9). Separate estimates have been produced for four age groups: 12 to 17, 18 to 25, 26 or older, and all persons 12 or older. Also in this report are estimates for persons aged 12 to 20 for two of the measures—past month alcohol use and binge alcohol use. Although estimates for persons 18 or older are not a part of this report, they are available on the web at http://oas.samhsa.gov/states.cfm. For each measure, States have been ranked and categorized into quintiles, or fifths, in order to simplify the discussion. National, regional, and State estimates presented in this report are based on hierarchical Bayes estimation methods that combine survey data with a national model. Note that these estimates are benchmarked to the national design-based estimates (for details, see Section A.4 in Appendix A).

In addition to State estimates for 2005-2006, this report includes estimates of change between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 for all measures. Please note that the change between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 can be viewed as the average annual change between 2004 and 2006; therefore, the total change for that period is approximately twice the average annual change. Changes are discussed only if they are significant at the 0.05 level or less.

Illicit Drug Use

Alcohol Use

Tobacco Use

Substance Dependence, Abuse, and Treatment Need

Mental Health Problems

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