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Argentina National Survey on Prevalence of Psychoactive Substance Use 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Argentina Encuesta Nacional sobre Prevalencias de Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas (ENPresCoSP) 2011
Argentina (ARG)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2011 - 10/2011
Series or system 
Argentina National Psychoactive Substance Consumption Study (ENPresCoSP)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban only

The National Survey on Prevalence of Psychoactive Substance Use (ENPresCoSP) 2011 collected information on the use of psychoactive substances by individuals ages 16-65 living in urban areas of Argentina with 500,000 or more inhabitants. Individuals were identified for participation in the survey using the Kish selection method. A household and individual questionnaire were used in the 2011 ENPresCoSP to successfully collect information from 38,921 households on the following topics: frequency and duration of alcohol use, use of tobacco and illicit drugs, housing conditions, general health status, educational attainment, and the use of health care services.