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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 212b
Persons age 18 or older who received prescription medications for mental health treatment or counseling in the past yeara, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   10.9 0.3 11.6 0.3 12.9 0.3 6.5 0.6 6.2 0.6
Age 18-44 10.2 0.3 11.2 0.3 13.0 0.3 5.1 0.5 5.0 0.5
45-64 13.9 0.6 14.2 0.6 15.6 0.6 7.6 1.2 10.5 1.9
65 and over 7.6 0.6 7.8 0.7 7.7 0.7 10.1 3.0 * *
Gender Male 6.6 0.3 7.1 0.3 7.8 0.4 4.5 0.8 3.5 0.5
Female 14.9 0.4 15.7 0.4 17.6 0.5 8.0 0.9 9.1 1.1
Education Less than high school graduate 8.9 0.5 10.4 0.6 11.4 0.7 7.5 1.7 5.2 0.9
High school graduate 10.6 0.4 11.2 0.5 12.3 0.5 5.8 0.8 5.7 1.0
At least some college 11.9 0.4 12.2 0.4 13.6 0.4 6.5 0.9 8.2 1.3
Residence location Urban (MSA) 10.7 0.3 11.4 0.3 12.9 0.4 5.8 0.6 6.2 0.6
Rural (non-MSA) 12.1 0.5 12.4 0.6 12.7 0.6 11.3 1.7 6.1 1.8

a Received prescription medication for mental health treatment or counseling refers to having received prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use use. Respondents with missing treatment or counseling information are excluded.

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

Key: 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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