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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.85
Persons age 12 or older who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the past yeara, United States, 2003
Population group Percent Standard error
Total   15.0 1.12
Age 12-17 8.5 1.02
18-44 16.0 1.36
45-64 DSU DSU
65 and over DSU DSU
Gender Male 16.0 1.48
Female 13.4 1.66
Race White 15.2 1.33
Black 23.5 4.93
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic 9.4 2.39
Non-Hispanic 17.7 1.47
Family incomeb Negative/poor 22.3 3.43
Near poor 15.8 2.46
Middle income 15.8 2.21
High income 13.5 2.10
Educationc Less than high school graduate 19.4 2.72
High school graduate 17.8 2.11
At least some college 13.1 1.81
Residence location Urban (MSA) 14.7 1.21
Rural (Non-MSA) 17.1 2.83

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 (nonmedical use).

b Estimates by family income are only available for persons aged 18 or older. 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.

c Estimates by education are only available for persons aged 18 or older.

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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