Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration, September 2018

This report summarizes key findings from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for national indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old and older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States. Results are provided for the overall category of individuals aged 12 or older and by age subgroups. The NSDUH questionnaire underwent a partial redesign in 2015 to improve the quality of the NSDUH data and to address the changing needs of policymakers and researchers. For measures that stated a new baseline in 2015 due to this partial redesign, estimates are discussed only for 2017. Trends are provided for some of the estimates that were unaffected by the 2015 partial redesign.

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