Table 7_2_2-2b

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_2.2b
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 by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.81.319.01.518.71.720.93.99.62.2
Age12–179.91.111.11.311.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4417.41.418.21.618.11.817.93.512.23.0
45–64DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale18.41.719.91.920.62.2DSUDSU9.42.4
Female16.81.817.51.915.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school19.52.721.83.120.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate23.82.923.93.224.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college15.32.316.52.416.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
County typeMSA16.91.418.11.617.31.921.14.18.82.3
Non-MSA23.53.224.03.324.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSU

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).

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

Key: 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 7_2_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html