The 2007/08 New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey (NZADUS) measured self-reported alcohol, illicit and other drug use for recreational purposes, including consumption patterns, risk and protective behaviours associated with alcohol and drug use, harmful effects and help seeking, among the usually resident New Zealand population aged 16–64 years living in permanent private dwellings.
NZADUS involved face-to-face computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) for the majority of the questions. Sensitive questions were completed by participants on laptop computer using an audio computer-assisted self-interview (A–CASI).
This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the NZADUS produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics.
Included is information regarding:
- population and frame
- sample design
- data collection instruments
- data collection and quality control
- final reponse rates
- data processing
- comparability of NZADUS data with other survey data