Table 7_2_3-1

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_3.1
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for an alcohol problem and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months,a United States, 2002 and 2007
  20072002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.10.68.30.6
Age12–175.90.88.11.1
18 and over8.30.78.30.7
GenderMale8.70.88.70.8
Female6.91.07.50.9
RaceWhite only7.40.68.00.7
Black only13.82.911.72.2
API onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSU15.24.3
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.50.78.70.7
Non-Hispanic, White7.90.78.40.8
Non-Hispanic, Black13.72.911.82.2
Hispanic5.31.25.51.3
Family incomebNegative/poor16.62.5DNADNA
Near poor/low8.91.4DNADNA
Middle/high6.30.7DNADNA

a Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an alcohol problem if they met at least one of three criteria during the past year: (1) dependent on alcohol; (2) abuse of alcohol; or (3) received treatment for an alcohol problem at a specialty facility, i.e., drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities (inpatient or outpatient), hospitals (inpatient only), and mental health centers. Estimates shown on this table correspond to Healthy People 2010 objective numbers 26–21 (http://www.healthypeople.gov/).

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_3-1: 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_3-1.html