2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||*||*||*||*|
|Family income,b age 18 and over||Negative/poor||30.8||3.5||DNA||DNA|
|Education, age 18 and over||Less than high school||31.7||3.3||19.4||2.8|
|High school graduate||21.9||2.5||17.8||2.1|
|At least some college||15.9||2.8||13.1||1.8|
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 medications (nonmedical use).
b Estimates are based on a revised definition of Poverty Level that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds. 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. These estimates are not comparable with similar estimates published in NSDUH reports prior to 2006. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded. See Appendix C of the Results from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings for details on the variable.
DNA - Data have not been analyzed.
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.