2014-07-25

NAHDAP releases data on drug use among young American Indians

NAHDAP announces the release of the data collection, "Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction, 2001-2006 and 2009-2013." This study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is relatively unique in that American Indians are its primary respondents. The study's purpose was to assess the levels and patterns of substance use among American Indian youth who attend school near or on reservations in the United States. Schools had to have at least an enrollment of 20% American Indian students to be considered for inclusion into the study. Over half of the respondents in the file marked that they are American Indian.

Fred Beauvais, from Colorado State University, led this annual survey for the past 30 years. For this data collection, data come from annual in-school surveys completed between the years 2001 to 2006, and 2009 to 2013. The dataset contains 527 variables on 16,590 students in grades 7 to 12. The data are available for download and online analysis.