Table 15_3_5-1c

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_5.1c
People age 12 and over who received any illicit drug or alcohol abuse treatment in the last 12 months,a by family income,b United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNegative/PoorNear Poor/LowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total1.70.103.70.372.10.241.70.170.80.10
Age18–442.50.154.80.492.90.342.20.231.40.18
45–641.10.192.40.792.00.621.60.440.40.15
65 and over0.30.130.20.220.50.300.20.150.40.26
GenderMale2.40.175.50.783.10.452.70.331.10.16
Female1.00.092.60.331.30.240.70.110.50.12
RaceWhite only1.60.113.40.392.20.291.70.190.80.10
Black only2.50.324.90.952.00.561.90.541.30.78
Asian only0.30.150.70.62**0.40.30**
NHOPI only1.80.76********
AI/AN only3.81.53**3.61.511.30.952.31.41
Multiple races1.40.391.60.702.41.281.00.631.10.54
EthnicityHispanic2.60.463.50.862.90.772.20.861.10.69
Non-Hispanic1.50.093.80.411.90.221.60.160.80.10
County typeMSA1.70.113.80.442.10.281.70.200.80.11
Non-MSA1.70.183.30.622.00.481.40.220.90.20

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.

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_5-1c: 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_5-1c.html