T17_3_3_2c

2011 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 17_3_3.2c
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months,a by family income,b 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 11.30.313.00.611.00.610.90.511.20.4
Age18-4411.00.311.60.610.50.610.60.511.40.5
45-6413.30.519.31.815.51.412.91.011.90.7
65 and over7.90.7DSUDSU6.81.48.21.18.81.4
GenderMale7.70.310.70.97.60.87.10.57.40.5
Female14.70.414.70.813.80.814.40.715.30.7
RaceWhite only12.60.315.20.812.20.712.20.612.50.5
Black only5.60.68.21.17.11.64.00.73.40.8
Asian only1.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN only11.03.19.42.410.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races14.42.112.23.314.33.918.14.2DSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic, all races5.40.56.01.04.70.75.31.05.91.1
Non-Hispanic, all races12.20.315.70.713.00.711.60.511.60.5
County typecMetropolitan10.90.312.00.710.00.610.70.511.20.5
  Large central metro9.30.410.31.07.90.99.30.99.80.8
  Large fringe metro10.90.511.41.58.11.211.61.111.20.7
  Medium metro12.50.614.51.511.51.112.31.012.61.1
  Small metro12.50.813.51.916.12.49.51.213.01.6
Nonmetropolitan13.20.616.81.515.01.511.51.011.51.2
  Micropolitan13.20.816.61.914.72.111.91.211.61.4
  Noncore13.11.017.22.515.71.811.01.511.32.2

a. Received prescription medication for mental health treatment/counseling refers to having received prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents who received treatment for drug or alcohol use or with missing treatment or counseling information are excluded.

b. Negative/poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

c. Specification of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan subgroups changed in 2009; results should not be compared to those of previous years. For information on the urban-rural classification scheme, refer to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/urban_rural.htm#documentation for details.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_3_3_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_3_3_2c.html