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Policy Brief

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substance use, behavioral health, youth, rural, MRHRC, substance use disorders


The data used in this study come from the 2002, 2003, and 2004 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, conducted annually by US DHHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. About 70,000 randomly selected individuals, age 12 and older, are surveyed every year, approximately 17 percent of whom live in rural areas. The sample design supports the development of national, state and regional estimates.


Research and Policy Brief No. 35A

Funding Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services

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