Table 15_3_3-1a

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_3.1a
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total10.90.212.00.35.70.63.00.86.22.48.91.516.93.0
Age18–4410.40.311.90.34.50.52.90.73.81.88.01.613.83.2
45–6413.40.514.30.68.21.54.12.1**11.93.0**
65 and over7.20.67.60.64.82.1********
GenderMale7.20.37.70.35.30.91.90.7**4.71.4**
Female14.20.416.00.46.00.83.81.3**13.92.620.84.0
EducationLess than high school8.90.59.20.68.11.61.20.7**6.21.5**
High school graduate10.30.411.40.54.20.64.01.6**12.53.5**
At least some college11.80.313.20.45.60.92.90.9**8.12.2**
County typeMSA10.50.311.60.36.00.72.90.86.02.58.31.717.03.3
Non-MSA12.80.613.70.62.80.7****10.63.3**

a Received prescription medication for mental health treatment/counseling refers to having received 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/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_3-1a: 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_3-1a.html