, and educational status. Those interviewed by telephone, minority respondents, and those with lower levelsof education were more likely to underreport. Race/ethnicity ef-fects were particularly striking in our analyses. Black respon-dents had at least twice the odds of underreporting comparedwith white/other respondents for every indicator of underre- porting. Findings are compared with other recent research onunderreporting and are discussed in the context of recent sub-stance use prevalence findings.
MICHAELis assistant professor of psychology, Department of Psychiatry,Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago.CONNIE M.VAUGHNis a product development specialist at Information Resources, Inc., in Chicago. At thetime this article was written, she was a research specialist in the Department of Psychia-try, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago. This research wassupported in part by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (grant no. and by a grant from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The authorswould like to acknowledge the programming assistance provided by Yanchun Xu. 1994 by theAll
DIMINISHED LIFETIME SUBSTANCEUSE OVER TIME
AN INQUIRY INTO DIFFERENTIALUNDERREPORTINGMICHAEL CONNIE
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This study investigates underreporting of lifetimemarijuana and cocaine use in the National Longitudinal Survey