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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 102b
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 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   17.0 1.3 16.6 1.3 14.9 1.2 25.0 3.9 19.4 4.2
Age 12-17 11.3 1.1 11.7 1.2 12.5 1.4 * * 9.3 2.6
18-44 17.5 1.5 17.3 1.5 15.6 1.5 25.3 4.7 * *
45-64 * * 18.7 4.7 * * * * * *
65 and over * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 16.2 1.6 15.1 1.6 13.6 1.5 * * * *
Female 18.2 2.0 18.9 1.9 16.9 1.9 * * * *
Education Less than high school 22.2 3.2 22.3 3.5 15.9 2.9 * * * *
High school graduate 19.2 2.5 18.2 2.3 18.3 2.4 * * * *
At least some college 14.1 2.1 13.7 2.0 12.7 2.1 * * * *
Residence location MSA 16.4 1.4 15.9 1.4 13.5 1.3 26.0 4.3 20.1 4.4
Non-MSA 20.1 2.7 20.7 2.8 21.7 3.2 * * * *

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, and prescription-type psychotherapeutic nonmedical use.

* 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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