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Table 1.90
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 year,a United States, 2003 and 2004
    2004 2003
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 17.7 1.3 15.0 1.1
Age 12-17 9.6 1.1 8.5 1.0
18-44 18.0 1.5 16.0 1.4
65 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 18.1 1.5 16.0 1.5
Female 17.1 2.1 13.4 1.7
Race White only 15.8 1.2 15.2 1.3
Black only 26.2 4.0 23.5 4.9
Asian only DSU DSU DSU DSU
AI/AN only 5.8 2.6 DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic 12.7 3.2 9.4 2.4
Non-Hispanic 18.5 1.4 17.7 1.5
Family incomeb Negative/poor 25.2 3.4 22.3 3.4
Near poor/low 21.7 2.9 15.8 2.5
Middle 18.0 3.0 15.8 2.2
High 12.3 2.2 13.5 2.1
Educationc Less than high school 24.9 3.3 19.4 2.7
High school graduate 21.9 2.7 17.8 2.1
At least some college 13.9 2.0 13.1 1.8
Residence location MSA 17.4 1.4 14.7 1.2
Non-MSA 19.5 2.8 17.1 2.8

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 1 of 3 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, hospitals, 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 age 18 or older.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.

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

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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

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