Table 15_3_2-1c

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_2.1c
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months,a by family income,b United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total6.70.28.20.66.10.46.10.37.00.3
Age18–447.00.28.00.66.50.56.30.47.70.4
45–647.60.411.51.67.21.07.40.77.10.6
65 and over3.70.53.11.14.00.93.10.84.21.0
GenderMale4.80.36.70.85.10.63.80.44.90.4
Female8.40.39.20.76.90.58.20.59.20.5
RaceWhite only7.10.28.80.76.70.56.60.47.30.4
Black only4.40.56.41.14.00.93.20.64.41.2
Asian only3.40.85.62.31.70.82.51.24.01.5
NHOPI only**********
AI/AN only5.21.27.23.04.61.55.62.02.01.2
Multiple races12.92.815.54.4******
EthnicityHispanic4.10.53.40.73.80.84.50.95.31.4
Non-Hispanic7.10.29.90.76.80.56.30.47.10.4
County typeMSA6.80.28.00.66.20.56.10.47.20.4
Non-MSA6.20.58.71.15.90.85.80.75.50.8

a Outpatient mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received outpatient care 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.

b Estimates are based on a revised definition of Poverty Level that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. These estimates are not comparable with similar estimates published in NSDUH reports prior to 2006. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded. See Appendix C of the Results from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings for details on the variable.

* - 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_2-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_3_2-1c.html