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Title: Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS), 1991: Homeless and Transient Population      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02346.v2
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR02346.v2
description:
The DC Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS) was conducted in 1991, and included special analyses of homeless and transient populations and of women delivering live births in the DC hospitals. DC*MADS was undertaken to assess the full extent of the drug problem in one metropolitan area. The study was comprised of 16 separate studies that focused on different sub-groups, many of which are typically not included or are underrepresented in household surveys. The Homeless and Transient Population study examines the prevalence of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among members of the homeless and transient population aged 12 and older in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Statistical Area (DC MSA). The sample frame included respondents from shelters, soup kitchens and food banks, major cluster encampments, and literally homeless people. Data from the questionnaires include history of homelessness, living arrangements and population movement, tobacc o, drug, and alcohol use, consequences of use, treatment history, illegal behavior and arrest, emergency room treatment and hospital stays, physical and mental health, pregnancy, insurance, employment and finances, and demographics. Drug specific data include age at first use, route of administration, needle use, withdrawal symptoms, polysubstance use, and perceived risk.
description:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2015, "Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Drug Study (DC*MADS), 1991: Homeless and Transient Population", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02346.v2
name:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997