Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs-Revised


Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs-Revised is a 142-item instrument based on measures used in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (NLSY97). The original version of this measure was first added to the Fast Track Protocol in study year 8. The measures assesses tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use.

Abstract

The Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs-Revised is a 142-item instrument based on measures used in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The original version of this measure was first added to the Fast Track Protocol in study year 8. This measure assesses tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use. Report of the use of legal and illegal drugs prompts further questions about frequency of use and the type of substances used. The response options vary based on the type of question asked (e.g., yes-no and open-ended numeric responses). This version of the original instrument is an extended questionnaire with detail questions probing alcohol, tobacco and drug use.

The tables display frequencies for dichotomous items and means and standard deviations for each of the sections of the questionnaire. The user is encouraged to test association and differences in means, respectively. The user must be aware that there are respondents with extremely high responses for some items. The values for these respondents, for all variables, must be evaluated properly. The user must become acquainted with the extremely low counts on all variables probing drug use. The user is encouraged to check the tables including a column of missing values.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: CxBO
Scored Dataset Name: TDRySCc

Keywords

Smoking, Cigarettes, Alcohol Use, Substance Abuse, Drinking, Marijuana, Cocaine, Inhalants, Illegal Drugs, Intravenous Drug Use.