NHQRDR 2010 /T7_2_2-2a

2010 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_2.2a
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 race, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.01.116.41.313.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age12-179.31.110.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4416.31.316.61.513.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6423.24.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.21.516.61.713.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female15.71.716.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school23.33.023.23.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate16.42.117.72.511.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college14.41.914.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
County typebMetropolitan15.71.316.11.414.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central and fringe metro14.81.615.41.813.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro17.22.417.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro17.93.517.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan17.52.518.12.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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) were dependent on any illicit drug; (2) abused 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), based on data from original questions not including methamphetamine items added in 2005 and 2006.

b Metropolitan refers to all metropolitan areas; Large central and fringe metro, central and suburban counties in metro area of 1 million or more population; Medium metro, counties in metro area of 250,000 to less than 1,000,000; Small metro, counties in metro area of less than 250,000 population; Nonmetropolitan, all nonmetropolitan areas.

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; SE: standard error.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: NHQRDR 2010 /T7_2_2-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_2_2-2a.html