The Spanish language version of the language proficiency scale used in the NLAAS
was derived from the Cultural Identity Scale for Latino Adolescents (Felix-Ortiz, Newcomb, & Meyers, 1994).
, conducted in 2002-2003, is a national household probability survey of the noninstitutionalized U.S.
We tested the method on a case study using the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS
Ataque de nervios as a marker of social and psychiatric vulnerability: Results from the NLAAS
. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 53(3): 298-309.
used a three-stage stratified probability sampling design.
(2008), based on data from the 2002-2003 NLAAS
, reported a 3.6 percent lifetime estimate of alcohol disorders among Asian Americans.
The University of Michigan Survey Research Center (SRC) collected data for the NLAAS
; Alegria et al.
This paper combines data from two of the three nationally representative epidemiological surveys that are part of the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (Pennell et al., 2004), which include the National Comorbidity Study-Replication (NCS-R), the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS
) and the National Survey of American Life (NSAL).
We used a pooled sample that included Latinos from the NLAAS
, non-Latino whites from the NCS-R, and African Americans from the NSAL for a sample of 4,172 whites, 1,908 Latinos, and 3,366 African Americans for a total of 9,446 respondents.
(13) Basic estimation of the Puerto Rican subsample of the NLAAS
shows no strong relationship between education status and ever having received welfare (details available from the author).
Recent results utilizing data from the National Longitudinal Asian American and Latino Study (NLAAS
) find comparable results (Alegria, Takeuchi, Canino, Duan, Shrout, Meng, Vega, Zane, Vila, Woo, Vera, Guarnaccia, Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sue, Escobar, Lin, and Gong 2004).
2004), and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS
, Alegria et al.