T7_2_2_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_2.2c
People age 18 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 family income,b 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 20.61.624.73.120.13.523.53.112.72.5
Age18-4419.41.525.93.221.43.918.62.311.11.9
45-6426.65.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale20.42.124.64.118.04.226.54.110.82.3
Female21.22.524.94.2DSUDSU16.84.1DSUDSU
RaceWhite only19.51.823.73.621.74.219.62.813.42.7
Black only26.94.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic, all races17.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Non-Hispanic, all races21.21.624.73.119.53.426.23.413.02.6
County typecMetropolitan18.61.623.03.419.53.518.62.713.12.6
  Large central metro19.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro23.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.94.4
  Medium metro12.92.411.22.8DSUDSU14.73.9DSUDSU
  Small metro18.04.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NonmetropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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, and prescription-type psychotherapeutic medications (nonmedical use), 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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T7_2_2_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_2_2c.html