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Table 1.83
Persons age 18 or older with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past yeara, United States, 2003
Population group Percent Standard error
Total   47.3 1.13
Age 18-44 43.1 1.16
45-64 57.8 2.68
65 and over DSU DSU
Gender Male 38.5 2.07
Female 52.1 1.36
Race White 49.5 1.27
Black 37.5 3.64
Asian 17.0 4.52
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic 29.3 3.2
Non-Hispanic 49.7 1.18
Family incomeb Negative/poor 42.2 2.49
Near poor 46.0 2.62
Middle income 45.8 2.06
High income 54.1 2.41
Education Less than high school graduate 39.0 2.59
High school graduate 44.4 2.03
At least some college 53.4 1.71
Residence location Urban (MSA) 46.7 1.3
Rural (Non-MSA) 50.1 2.43

a Mental health treatment or counseling is defined as having received inpatient care, outpatient care, or using prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. Respondents were not to include treatment for drug or alcohol use. Respondents with missing treatment/counseling information are excluded. Serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that met the criteria found in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and resulted in functional impairment that substantially interfered with or limited one or more major life activities. See Section B.4 of Appendix B of the Results from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

b Negative or 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.

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

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

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