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Table 17_3_1-1b

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 17_3_1.1b
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.20.314.20.316.
65 and over8.
EducationLess than high school12.30.715.90.918.
High school graduate12.50.413.10.514.
At least some college14.00.414.30.416.
County typeMSA13.00.314.00.316.

a Mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received inpatient or outpatient care or using prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents who received treatment for drug or alcohol use, or with missing treatment or counseling information are excluded.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_3_1-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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