2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report

Chapter 10 Text Descriptions for Figures

Figure 10.1. Past month substance use among Asians age 18 and over, by Asian subgroup, 2004-2008

Asian SubgroupIllicit Drug useBinge Alcohol UseAlcohol Use
Indian5.325.951.9
Filipino6.214.548.3
Vietnamese2.18.441.3
Chinese5.31438.7
Japanese3.21538.1
Korean2.19.532.1

Source: Reprinted from Office of Applied Studies. The NSDUH report: substance use among Asian adults. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; May 20, 2010.
Denominator: Asian adults age 18 and over with substance use in the past month.

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Figure 10.2. Past month substance use among Hispanic adults, by origin of Hispanic subgroup, 2004-2008

Hispanic SubgroupIllicit Drug useBinge Alcohol UseAlcohol Use
Dominican Republic3.923.840.3
Central or South America4.720.843.3
Mexico627.644.3
Puerto Rico9.828.749.2
Two or More10.725.855.7
Cuba6.222.456.7
Spain13.126.660.8

Source: Office of Applied Studies. The NSDUH report: substance use among Hispanic adults. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; May 27, 2010.
Denominator: Hispanic adults age 18 and over with substance use in the past month.

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Figure 10.3. Differences between individuals in same-sex couples and different-sex couples in access to care, 1996-2007

Access to CareSame SexDifferent Sex
Has a Usual Source of Care8183.1
Got Medical Appointment for Care When Wanted78.984.5
Got Medical Appointment for Care When Wanted (Nonurgent)74.383.7
Found It Easy To See a Specialist62.276.6

Source: Clift JB, Kirby J. (2012) Health care access and perceptions of provider care among individuals in same-sex couples: findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). J Homosexual 2012;59:839-50.

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Figure 10.4. Differences between individuals in same-sex couples and different-sex couples in difficulty getting access to care, 1999-2007

Difficulty Getting Access to CareSame SexDifferent Sex
Unable To Get Dental Care3.83
Delayed in Getting Dental Care5.23.2
Unable To Get Presciption1.61.8
Delayed in Getting Prescription6.22.6

Source: Clift JB, Kirby J. Health care access and perceptions of provider care among individuals in same-sex couples: findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). J Homosexual 2012;59:839-50.

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Figure 10.5. Differences between individuals in same-sex couples and different-sex couples in patient-provider interaction, 1996-2007

Patient-Provider InteractionSame SexDifferent Sex
Doctor Explained in a Way That Was Understood9092.7
Doctor Showed Respect88.292.6
Doctor Spent Enough Time80.486.7

Source: Clift JB & Kirby J. (2012) Health care access and perceptions of provider care among individuals in same-sex couples: Findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Journal of Homosexuality 59:839-850.

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Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report: Chapter 10 Text Descriptions for Figures. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhdr12/chap10-text.html