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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 194c: Education - Persons age 18 or older who received prescription medications for mental health treatment or counseling in the past year, by education, United States, 2002a

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 10.5 0.3 9.4 0.6 10.0 0.5 11.2 0.4
                 
Age                
    18-44 10.0 0.3 9.4 0.6 9.5 0.4 10.5 0.4
    45-64 12.5 0.6 11.4 1.4 12.4 0.9 12.9 0.8
    65 and over 8.0 0.7 7.7 1.3 7.1 1.2 9.1 1.3
                 
Gender                
    Male 6.7 0.3 6.6 0.7 6.1 0.5 7.1 0.4
    Female 13.9 0.4 12.3 0.9 13.4 0.7 14.9 0.6
                 
Race                
    White 11.3 0.3 9.7 0.6 11.1 0.5 12.1 0.4
    Black or African American 5.8 0.5 8.7 1.6 3.9 0.7 5.9 0.8
    Asian 5.8 1.7 * * * * 6.8 2.0
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 12.4 2.0 * * 11.2 3.3 19.2 4.6
    Multiple race 12.6 2.2 15.9 4.3 * * 12.6 3.4
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 6.1 0.5 5.3 0.8 6.0 1.2 7.4 1.0
    Non-Hispanic 11.1 0.3 11.1 0.7 10.4 0.5 11.5 0.4
                 
Residence location                
    Urban (MSA) 10.4 0.3 9.2 0.7 9.9 0.5 10.9 0.4
    Rural (Non-MSA) 11.0 0.5 10.0 1.0 10.2 0.8 12.4 0.9
                 

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

aReceived Prescription Medication for Mental Health Treatment/Counseling refers to having received prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for alcohol or drug use. Respondents with missing treatment/counseling information are excluded.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002.

 

 

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