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Table 229b
Adults age 18 and over who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2004
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 12.8 0.3 13.6 0.3 14.9 0.3 8.5 0.7 7.4 0.6
Age 18-44 13.0 0.3 14.3 0.3 16.5 0.4 6.8 0.6 6.7 0.5
45-64 14.7 0.5 15.1 0.6 16.2 0.7 10.8 1.6 10.0 1.7
65 and over 8.3 0.7 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8 10.5 3.3 6.0 2.5
Gender Male 8.8 0.3 9.3 0.4 9.9 0.4 7.6 1.1 4.9 0.6
Female 16.6 0.4 17.4 0.5 19.5 0.5 9.2 1.0 10.0 0.9
Education Less than high school 11.3 0.6 13.5 0.8 14.2 0.9 11.4 1.8 6.3 0.8
High school graduate 11.5 0.4 12.1 0.5 12.9 0.5 8.1 1.1 6.7 0.9
At least some college 14.1 0.4 14.5 0.4 16.2 0.5 7.3 1.0 9.5 1.2
Residence location MSA 12.8 0.3 13.7 0.3 15.3 0.4 8.2 0.7 7.3 0.6
Non-MSA 12.8 0.6 13.0 0.7 13.2 0.7 11.2 2.7 9.0 2.1

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 or counseling information are excluded.

Key: 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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