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Table 244b
Adults age 18 and over who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the past year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   6.8 0.20 7.2 0.21 7.8 0.24 5.1 0.54 4.3 0.50
Age 18-44 7.3 0.22 8.0 0.25 9.1 0.31 4.9 0.50 4.0 0.45
45-64 8.0 0.43 8.2 0.45 8.6 0.50 6.5 1.36 5.5 1.35
65 and over 3.1 0.44 3.1 0.46 3.3 0.50 3.1 1.35 * *
Gender Male 4.6 0.24 4.9 0.26 5.1 0.29 4.2 0.76 2.9 0.64
Female 8.9 0.29 9.4 0.31 10.4 0.36 5.9 0.75 5.7 0.69
Education Less than high school 5.2 0.41 6.3 0.53 6.5 0.64 6.6 1.26 2.6 0.60
High school graduate 5.1 0.28 5.3 0.30 5.6 0.35 4.0 0.68 3.5 0.76
At least some college 8.4 0.31 8.5 0.32 9.4 0.36 5.4 0.96 7.0 1.17
Residence location MSA 6.8 0.22 7.2 0.24 7.9 0.28 5.2 0.58 4.3 0.52
Non-MSA 6.9 0.46 7.0 0.47 7.4 0.52 5.0 1.45 3.5 1.39

a Outpatient mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received outpatient care 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.

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

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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