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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 87b
Persons age 18 or older with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year, by ethnicity, United States, 2003a
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black 
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   47.3 1.1 49.7 1.2 52.8 1.3 36.6 3.6 29.3 3.2
Age 18-44 43.1 1.2 45.7 1.3 49.9 1.4 30.0 3.5 26.8 3.0
45-64 57.8 2.7 60.2 2.7 61.9 2.8 * * * *
65 and over * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 38.5 2.1 41.2 2.2 44.3 2.3 * * 22.3 4.3
Female 52.1 1.4 54.1 1.4 57.1 1.6 39.3 3.8 34.5 4.3
Education Less than high school graduate 39.0 2.6 43.5 3.0 46.1 3.5 * * 24.8 4.9
High school graduate 44.4 2.0 46.4 2.1 48.7 2.3 * * * *
At least some college 53.4 1.7 54.4 1.8 57.9 1.9 39.9 5.9 * *
Residence location Urban (MSA) 46.7 1.3 49.6 1.4 53.1 1.6 35.4 3.9 28.5 3.3
Rural (non-MSA) 50.1 2.4 50.4 2.5 51.4 2.7 * * * *

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/counseling information are excluded. Serious mental illness is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that met the criteria found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and resulted in functional impairment that substantially interfered with or limited one or more major life activities. See Section B.4 of Appendix B of the Results from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

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

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

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