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Monday, August 22, 2016
2.3% of Black or Hispanic Children Received Mental Healthcare
The International Journal
of Health Services recently published a study on racial disparities
in mental healthcare for children. Here are some key findings from the report:
·11-12% of white and
black children needed mental health care, while 7% of Hispanic children did.
·5.7% of white children
and young adults were likely to see a mental health specialist in a given year.
·Approximately 2.3% of
black or Hispanic young people were likely to see a mental health specialist.
·Black and Hispanic
children had 130 fewer visits per thousand subjects than their white
·Black young adults
visited a mental health specialist about 280 fewer times per thousand.
·Hispanics had 244
fewer visits per thousand than white young adults.