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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 245d
Adults age 18 and over who received prescription medications for mental health treatment or counseling in the past year,a by education, United States, 2005
Population group Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   10.7 0.24 8.6 0.54 10.3 0.40 11.6 0.34
Age 18-44 10.2 0.25 8.6 0.55 10.1 0.44 10.7 0.35
45-64 13.0 0.51 10.6 1.39 12.2 0.85 14.0 0.69
65 and over 7.8 0.67 6.6 1.22 7.6 1.06 8.7 1.14
Gender Male 7.0 0.29 6.3 0.65 6.4 0.46 7.6 0.41
Female 14.1 0.36 11.0 0.86 13.8 0.66 15.3 0.51
Race White only 11.8 0.28 9.4 0.64 11.4 0.47 12.7 0.38
Black only 6.2 0.57 6.1 1.13 5.4 0.75 6.8 1.02
Asian only 2.9 0.63 * * 2.3 1.47 3.0 0.75
NHOPI only * * * * 0.7 0.56 * *
AI/AN only 10.7 1.88 7.0 2.67 * * 13.5 3.28
Multiple races 11.6 2.07 6.7 2.49 6.6 1.63 16.4 3.77
Ethnicity Hispanic 5.7 0.55 4.7 0.90 6.4 1.01 6.4 0.94
Non-Hispanic 11.4 0.27 10.3 0.67 10.8 0.43 12.1 0.36
Residence location MSA 10.3 0.26 7.9 0.58 10.0 0.46 11.2 0.36
Non-MSA 12.7 0.60 11.4 1.34 11.6 0.91 14.4 0.98

a Received prescription medication for mental health treatment/counseling refers to having received prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use use. Respondents with missing treatment/counseling information are excluded.

* 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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