Table 7_2_2-1

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 7_2_2.1
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months,a United States, 2002 and 2007
  20072002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.81.318.21.4
Age12–179.91.110.11.2
18 and over19.21.520.11.6
GenderMale18.41.717.01.8
Female16.81.820.42.3
RaceWhite only17.31.517.41.6
Black only20.83.822.13.7
API onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races19.01.518.81.5
Non-Hispanic, White18.71.717.91.7
Non-Hispanic, Black20.93.922.83.9
Hispanic9.62.214.93.1
Family incomebNegative/poor22.62.8DNADNA
Near poor/low17.92.7DNADNA
Middle/high16.11.8DNADNA

a Received any illicit drug treatment at a specialty facility refers to treatment received at a hospital (inpatient), a rehabilitation facility (inpatient or outpatient), or mental health center in order to reduce or stop drug use, or for medical problems associated with drug use. Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an illicit drug problem if they met at least one of three criteria during the past year: (1), dependent on any illicit drug; (2), abuse of any illicit drug; or (3), received treatment for an illicit drug problem at a specialty facility, i.e., drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities (inpatient or outpatient), hospitals (inpatient only), and mental health centers. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type psychotherapeutic medications (nonmedical use).

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/high, 200 percent of the poverty line and over. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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 7_2_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_2_2-1.html