Table 17_3_3-1c

2009 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 17_3_3.1c
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months,a by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 11.20.314.10.710.50.610.50.411.10.4
Age18–4410.40.312.10.79.50.510.10.410.50.5
45–6414.10.521.82.215.61.613.71.012.70.7
65 and over7.10.68.32.17.01.26.20.97.81.3
GenderMale7.50.312.41.37.70.86.50.57.10.5
Female14.60.415.31.012.60.814.30.715.60.7
RaceWhite only12.60.317.01.011.80.711.90.512.40.5
Black only5.00.58.31.16.41.23.20.72.60.7
Asian only2.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN only7.81.612.23.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races11.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic5.60.65.51.13.80.95.91.18.21.6
Non-Hispanic12.00.316.90.912.30.711.10.511.30.5
County typeMSA10.90.312.90.89.80.610.20.511.40.5
Non-MSA12.60.618.91.913.11.311.80.99.60.9

a Received prescription medication for mental health treatment/counseling refers to having received prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents who received treatment for drug or alcohol use, or 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, 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. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_3_3-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/17_utilization/T17_3_3-1c.html