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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Adults with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling.

Measure Source

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Table

87 Persons age 18 or older with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year, United States, 2003, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Denominator

Persons age 18 or older with serious psychological distress.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year.

Comments

Serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that meets criteria set forth in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and which resulted in functional impairment that significantly impeded 1 or more major life activities. For further information see Appendix B, Section B.4 of the Results from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings available at http://www.oas.samhsa.gov.

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.

 

 

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