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2011 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_1.2b
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, 2009
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.30.314.30.316.
65 and over9.
EducationLess than high school11.20.613.50.814.10.911.
High school graduate12.40.513.20.514.
At least some college14.40.415.00.417.
County typebMetropolitan13.20.314.20.316.
  Large central metro12.10.513.30.616.
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.80.615.
  Medium metro14.50.615.40.717.
  Small metro14.10.915.00.915.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

b. Specification of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan subgroups changed in 2009; results should not be compared to those of previous years. For information on the urban-rural classification scheme, refer to for details.

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

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T17_3_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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