Publications [#136937] of Li-Tzy Wu
- LT Wu, AC Kouzis, WE Schlenger, Substance use, dependence, and service utilization among the US uninsured nonelderly population.,
American journal of public health, vol. 93 no. 12
pp. 2079-85, ISSN 0090-0036
(last updated on 2013/06/01)
OBJECTIVE: We examined the prevalence and correlates of substance use, dependence, and service utilization among uninsured persons aged 12 to 64 years. METHODS: We drew study data from the 1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. RESULTS: An estimated 80% of uninsured nonelderly persons reported being uninsured for more than 6 months in the prior year. Only 9% of these uninsured persons who were dependent on alcohol or drugs had received any substance abuse service in the past year. Non-Hispanic Whites were an estimated 3 times more likely than Blacks to receive substance abuse services. CONCLUSIONS: Compared with the privately insured, uninsured persons had increased odds of having alcohol/drug dependence and appeared to face substantial barriers to health services for substance use problems.
Adolescent • Adult • Child • Counseling • Family Characteristics • Female • Health Care Surveys • Health Services Accessibility • Humans • Insurance Coverage • Male • Medically Uninsured • Middle Aged • Prevalence • Probability • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers • Substance-Related Disorders • United States • economics • economics* • epidemiology • epidemiology* • rehabilitation • statistics & numerical data • statistics & numerical data* • utilization*