NHQRDR 2010 /T7_2_2-2b

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_2.2b
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, 2008
   Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.01.116.61.217.21.414.13.012.02.8
Age12-179.31.110.41.311.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4416.31.316.61.417.01.613.63.414.73.6
45-6423.24.724.14.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.21.516.71.617.21.813.83.713.94.1
Female15.71.716.61.917.32.1DSUDSU8.82.6
EducationLess than high school23.33.023.43.322.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate16.42.117.22.319.12.812.13.6DSUDSU
At least some college14.41.915.22.115.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
County typebMetropolitan15.71.316.31.416.81.514.63.112.53.1
  Large central and fringe metro14.81.615.11.715.62.013.73.6DSUDSU
  Medium metro17.22.418.12.718.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro17.93.519.13.718.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan17.52.518.62.719.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSU

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: 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 February 2011
Internet Citation: NHQRDR 2010 /T7_2_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html