Table 15_3_5-1a

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_5.1a
People age 12 and over who received any illicit drug or alcohol abuse treatment in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total1.60.091.60.102.30.280.40.151.60.643.81.331.60.38
Age12–171.40.111.50.120.70.171.40.760.50.463.91.502.61.22
18–442.50.142.50.163.00.420.40.222.71.035.02.282.00.51
45–641.10.191.00.212.50.710.20.18**2.61.501.30.88
65 and over0.30.130.40.150.30.23********
GenderMale2.30.152.10.153.50.580.50.251.40.935.92.482.20.61
Female1.00.081.00.091.20.220.30.181.80.901.40.551.20.49
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school3.20.313.00.354.60.85****3.41.182.51.05
High school graduate1.80.161.70.181.80.350.80.51****1.70.91
At least some college1.10.111.10.112.00.620.20.151.50.910.90.421.00.42
County typeMSA1.60.101.60.112.30.310.40.151.70.694.11.781.50.37
Non-MSA1.70.161.70.171.80.570.10.14**3.11.132.51.45

a Received any illicit drug or alcohol treatment refers to treatment received in order to reduce or stop drug or alcohol use, or for medical problems associated with drug or alcohol use. It includes treatment received at any location, such as a hospital, rehabilitation facility (inpatient or outpatient), mental health center, emergency room, private doctor's office, self-help group, or prison/jail. Any illicit drug includes marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic drug used nonmedically.

* - 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_5-1a: 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_5-1a.html