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Table 229c
Adults age 18 and over who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year,a by family income,b United States, 2004
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 12.8 0.3 17.2 0.8 12.4 0.6 11.6 0.4 12.7 0.4
Age 18-44 13.0 0.3 15.4 0.8 12.0 0.6 12.3 0.4 13.3 0.5
45-64 14.7 0.5 23.8 2.2 15.3 1.5 13.9 1.0 13.6 0.7
65 and over 8.3 0.7 15.5 3.6 10.2 1.6 6.4 1.0 7.4 1.3
Gender Male 8.8 0.3 14.5 1.1 10.1 0.8 7.3 0.5 8.0 0.5
Female 16.6 0.4 18.9 1.1 14.2 0.9 15.6 0.7 17.8 0.7
Race White only 13.8 0.3 18.9 1.0 13.4 0.7 12.6 0.5 13.7 0.5
Black only 8.6 0.7 14.2 1.5 8.8 1.5 6.6 1.2 5.3 1.1
Asian only 4.9 0.9 3.9 1.5 3.8 1.3 3.8 1.9 5.8 1.4
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN only 11.2 1.9 10.4 2.4 14.2 4.0 13.3 3.0 * *
Multiple races 13.8 2.0 * * * * 6.1 1.9 14.4 3.6
Ethnicity Hispanic 7.4 0.6 9.3 1.1 6.1 1.0 6.6 0.9 8.2 1.6
Non-Hispanic 13.6 0.3 20.1 1.0 14.0 0.7 12.2 0.5 12.9 0.4
Residence location MSA 12.8 0.3 16.5 0.8 12.1 0.7 11.8 0.5 12.9 0.5
Non-MSA 12.8 0.6 19.8 1.8 13.5 1.3 10.6 0.9 11.1 1.0

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.

b Negative/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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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