T7_2_1_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 7_2_1.2c
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use or an alcohol problem and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months,a by family income,b 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.80.617.61.811.91.510.91.26.20.8
Age12-178.30.810.02.19.61.89.51.84.51.0
18-4410.90.717.11.912.91.99.31.07.01.0
45-6412.01.8DSUDSU9.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale11.30.918.02.411.51.912.61.66.61.0
Female9.71.016.82.412.72.37.61.75.41.4
RaceWhite only10.30.716.62.012.81.89.81.26.50.9
Black only14.62.323.24.99.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN only10.12.61DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic7.51.412.63.6DSUDSU4.61.2DSUDSU
Non-Hispanic11.40.718.62.012.81.712.01.46.60.9
County typecMetropolitan10.30.716.92.112.01.79.81.26.30.9
  Large central metro11.21.223.24.114.83.19.51.94.61.1
  Large fringe metro10.71.313.43.913.74.013.12.77.41.5
  Medium metro8.11.111.22.36.31.47.92.1DSUDSU
  Small metro11.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan13.41.920.03.4DSUDSU16.24.2DSUDSU
  Micropolitan13.12.617.03.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore14.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol problem if they met at least one of three criteria during the past year: (1) were dependent on illicit drugs or alcohol; (2) abused illicit drugs or alcohol; or (3) received treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol 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), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically, based on data from original questions, not including methamphetamine items added in 2005 and 2006.

b. Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty 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 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 with 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.

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: T7_2_1_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/nhqrdr11/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_2_1_2c.html