TABLE B.1 Federal Sources of Drug Data


Coverage by

Title of Dataset

Sponsoring Agency

Information Available


Geographic Areas

Frequency/ Year Started

Prevalence of Use


1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Presents prevalence for drug and alcohol by age, sex, and region

Household population age 12 and older


Annual Started 1976

Monitoring the Future (MTF)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Reports estimates of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and attitudes toward drugs of abuse among American youth

6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders and young adults age 19


Annual Started 1972

Worldwide Survey of Substance Abuse and Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel

U.S. Department of Defense

Measures substance use and health behaviors among military personnel

Active-duty military personnel in the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force

U.S. military bases worldwide

Every two to four years Started 1980

Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (HHANES)

National Center for Health Statistics

Assesses health status and drug and alcohol use of Hispanics

Hispanic household members ages 12 to 74


1988 to 1994 (last survey was in 1994) Started 1988

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