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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 95d
Persons age 12 and over who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the past year,a by education,b United States, 2004
    Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 19.4 1.5 24.9 3.3 21.9 2.7 13.9 2.0
Age 18-44 18.0 1.5 23.8 3.4 20.0 2.3 12.3 2.0
45-64 * * * * * * * *
65 and over * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 19.3 1.8 23.2 3.4 21.7 3.0 14.7 2.8
Female 19.6 2.7 * * * * 12.5 2.4
Race White only 17.0 1.4 23.0 3.4 20.5 2.6 11.2 1.8
Black only 28.9 4.4 * * * * * *
Asian only * * * * * * * *
NHOPI only * * * * * * * *
AI/AN only * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic 14.4 4.1 * * * * * *
Non-Hispanic 20.1 1.6 25.0 3.6 23.9 3.0 14.3 2.1
Residence location MSA 19.1 1.7 26.1 3.8 22.1 3.0 12.8 2.0
Non-MSA 21.2 3.3 * * * * * *

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 All estimates are for persons age 18 and over only.

* 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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