Table 15_3_1-1d

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 15_3_1.1d
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months,a by education, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over8.
RaceWhite only14.00.311.30.712.80.515.60.4
Black only7.
Asian only5.
NHOPI only7.32.7******
AI/AN only10.
Multiple races19.**21.34.8
County typeMSA12.60.310.80.711.50.513.80.4

a Mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received inpatient or outpatient care or using prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use. Respondents with missing treatment or counseling information are excluded.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_3_1-1d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.