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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Racial and ethnic differences

Table 2.7a. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health

Measure Racial Differencei Ethnic Differenceii
Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN >1 Race Hispanic
Treatment of Depression
Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationiii iii  

Table 2.7b. Socioeconomic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health

Measure Income Differenceiv Educational Differencev Insurance Differencevi
<100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Treatment of Depression
Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationiii        

iCompared with whites.
iiCompared with non-Hispanic whites.
iiiSource: National vital Statistics System-Mortality, 2001. This source did not collect information on Asians and NHOPIs seperately but in aggr egate as Asians or Pacific Islander. This source did not collect information for >1 race. This source did not collect information on income or insurance.
ivCompared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
vCompared with persons with any college education.
viCompared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.

Key: NHOPI=Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN=American Indian or Alaska Native; HS=high school.

Key to Symbols Used in Quality of Health Care Tables:
=: Group and comparison group receive about same quality of health care or have similar outcomes.
↑Group receives better quality of health care than the comparison group or has better outcomes.
↓Group receives poorer quality of health care than the comparison group or has worse outcomes.
Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.

 

 

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