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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 198a: Persons age 12 or older who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the past year, by race, United States, 2002a

  Total White Black or African American Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple race
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                             
Total 18.2 1.4 17.4 1.6 22.1 3.7 * * * * * * * *
                             
Age                            
    12-17 10.1 1.2 10.1 1.2 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 17.2 1.5 16.4 1.6 21.9 4.3 * * * * * * * *
    45-64 * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    65 and over * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                             
Gender                            
    Male 17.0 1.7 16.1 2.0 21.7 4.6 * * * * * * * *
    Female 20.4 2.3 19.5 2.6 * * * * * * * * * *
                             
Educationb                            
    Less than high school graduate 25.0 3.0 22.9 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
    High school graduate 23.2 3.4 23.9 3.8 * * * * * * * * * *
    At least some college 13.6 2.0 12.5 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
                             
Residence location                            
    Urban (MSA) 19.1 1.6 18.1 1.8 24.5 4.1 * * * * * * * *
    Rural (Non-MSA) 13.7 2.2 14.1 2.3 * * * * * * * * * *
                             

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

aReceived 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 dependent on any illicit drug; 2 abuse of 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, or prescription-type psychotherapeutic nonmedical use.

bEducation status only available for persons 18 years old or older.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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