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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 89a
Persons age 12 or older who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the past yeara, by race, United States, 2003
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White  Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   15.0 1.1 14.0 1.1 21.1 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Age 12-17 8.5 1.0 8.8 1.1 * * * * * * * * * *
18-44 16.0 1.4 14.9 1.4 22.1 5.0 * * * * * * * *
45-64 * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
65 and over * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 16.0 1.5 14.5 1.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Female 13.4 1.7 13.3 1.9 13.6 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school graduate 19.4 2.7 16.4 2.7 * * * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 17.8 2.1 16.6 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
At least some college 13.1 1.8 13.2 2.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence location Urban (MSA) 14.7 1.2 13.3 1.2 22.3 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Rural (non-MSA) 17.1 2.8 18.0 3.2 * * * * * * * * * *

a Received any illicit drug treatment at a specialty facility refers to treatment received at a hospital (inpatient), a rehabilitation facility (inpatient or outpatient), or mental health center in order to reduce or stop drug use, or for medical problems associated with drug use.  Respondents were classified as needing treatment for an illicit drug problem if they met at least one of three criteria during the past year: (1) dependent on any illicit drug; (2) abuse of any illicit drug; or (3) received treatment for an illicit drug problem at a specialty facility (i.e., drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities [inpatient or outpatient], hospitals [inpatient only], and mental health centers). Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, or prescription-type psychotherapeutic (nonmedical use).

b Estimates by education are only available for persons aged 18 or older.

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

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

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