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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 212c
Persons age 18 or older who received prescription medications for mental health treatment or counseling in the past yeara, by family incomeb, United States, 2003
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle income High income
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   10.9 0.3 13.3 0.8 10.8 0.6 10.1 0.4 11.1 0.4
Age 18-44 10.2 0.3 10.7 0.7 9.6 0.5 10.1 0.4 10.4 0.5
45-64 13.9 0.6 23.8 2.5 14.0 1.4 13.8 1.0 12.6 0.8
65 and over 7.6 0.6 10.6 2.3 10.1 1.9 5.1 0.9 8.2 1.2
Gender Male 6.6 0.3 8.5 1.0 6.7 0.6 5.4 0.4 7.1 0.5
Female 14.9 0.4 16.5 1.1 13.9 0.9 14.4 0.6 15.5 0.7
Race White only 11.9 0.3 14.7 0.9 11.8 0.7 11.3 0.5 11.9 0.5
Black only 6.6 0.6 10.0 1.4 7.6 1.3 4.6 0.8 4.7 1.3
Asian only 3.3 0.9 4.7 2.4 * * 1.5 0.7 3.8 1.3
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN only 8.2 1.5 7.6 2.3 3.9 1.3 8.8 2.8 * *
Multiple races 13.1 2.1 * * 11.1 2.6 13.1 4.0 * *
Ethnicity Hispanic 6.2 0.6 8.6 1.5 5.1 1.0 5.3 1.0 6.4 1.4
Non-Hispanic 11.6 0.3 14.9 0.9 12.3 0.7 10.7 0.4 11.3 0.4
Residence location Urban (MSA) 10.7 0.3 11.8 0.8 10.3 0.6 9.9 0.4 11.3 0.5
Rural (non-MSA) 12.1 0.5 18.5 1.8 12.7 1.2 11.2 0.9 9.5 1.0

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.

b Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

* 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 Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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