Geographic disparities in adult mental health utilization and need for service

Stephanie L. Ayers, Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Sam S. Kim, Jemima A. Frimpong, Patrick A. Rivers

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The purpose of this chapter is to examine geographic variations in utilization and need for mental health services. Data for this study were obtained from the 2002 National Survey of American Families. The total sample size was 23,327 adults of aged 18 years and older. Both logistic and linear regression were used to test the possibility of geographical variations. Disparities were found among the 13 U.S. states examined in this study. Results also showed that the percentage of African Americans, state mental health budgets, and mean length of stay in psychiatric hospitals in the state are important predictors of variations in mental health utilization and need variables. These findings suggest that although individual sociodemographic characteristics are important in examining mental health utilization, state characteristics (especially percentage of African Americans, state mental health laws, and mean length of stay in psychiatric hospitals) are also important predictors of variation in utilization of mental health services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-223
Number of pages23
JournalResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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mental health
Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Hospitals
African Americans
Length of Stay
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Budgets
Sample Size
health law
Linear Models
Logistic Models
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logistics
regression
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  • Community and Home Care

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Geographic disparities in adult mental health utilization and need for service. / Ayers, Stephanie L.; Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs; Kim, Sam S.; Frimpong, Jemima A.; Rivers, Patrick A.

In: Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 25, 2007, p. 201-223.

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Ayers, Stephanie L. ; Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs ; Kim, Sam S. ; Frimpong, Jemima A. ; Rivers, Patrick A. / Geographic disparities in adult mental health utilization and need for service. In: Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 2007 ; Vol. 25. pp. 201-223.
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