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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 210d
Persons age 18 or older who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past yeara, by education, United States, 2003
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   13.2 0.3 10.5 0.5 12.5 0.5 14.6 0.4
Age 18-44 13.0 0.3 10.4 0.6 12.8 0.5 14.1 0.4
45-64 15.8 0.6 13.6 1.4 13.9 0.9 17.5 0.9
65 and over 8.6 0.7 7.6 1.2 9.0 1.4 8.9 1.0
Gender Male 8.5 0.3 8.2 0.7 7.8 0.5 9.1 0.5
Female 17.6 0.4 12.8 0.9 16.6 0.7 19.8 0.6
Race White only 14.3 0.3 10.4 0.6 13.3 0.5 16.2 0.5
Black only 8.6 0.6 10.8 1.8 8.2 1.1 7.9 1.0
Asian only 4.8 1.0 * * * * 3.5 0.8
NHOPI only * * * * * * * *
AI/AN only 10.2 1.9 8.4 2.1 5.8 1.5 16.0 4.3
Multiple races 17.2 2.5 * * 12.0 3.9 20.2 3.4
Ethnicity Hispanic 8.0 0.6 6.4 0.9 7.8 1.1 10.4 1.3
Non-Hispanic 13.9 0.3 12.2 0.7 13.0 0.5 15.0 0.4
Residence location Urban (MSA) 13.1 0.3 9.9 0.6 12.2 0.5 14.6 0.4
Rural (non-MSA) 13.8 0.6 12.8 1.2 13.6 1.0 14.6 0.9

a Mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received inpatient care, outpatient care, or using prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use. Respondents with missing treatment or counseling information are excluded.

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

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; SE: Standard error.

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

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