Demographic Characteristics of People in the US Receiving 24-Hour Hospital Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Services

"Of the 105,860 clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services on April 29, 2016, 32 percent were in general hospitals, 29 percent were in public psychiatric hospitals, and 28 percent were in private psychiatric hospitals."

"Gender"
"Despite some variation across facility type, 58 percent of clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services were male. Veterans Administration medical centers and public psychiatric hospitals accounted for the highest percentages of males who received inpatient services (83 and 69 percent, respectively).

"Age"
"• Sixteen percent of clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services were aged 17 or younger, while 68 percent were aged 18 to 64, and 16 percent were aged 65 and older.
"• Ninety-eight percent of clients who received inpatient services in RTCs for children were aged 17 or younger, and 2 percent were aged 18 to 64. (RTCs for children varied in how they defined children; some facilities included youth up to age 21. Reports of clients aged 65 and older who received inpatient mental health treatment services in RTCs for children likely constitute reporting errors.)
"• Private psychiatric hospitals served a greater proportion of children aged 17 and younger (25 percent) than general hospitals or public psychiatric hospitals (9 and 5 percent, respectively).
"• Eighty-five percent of clients served in public psychiatric hospitals were aged 18 to 64.
"• General hospitals and VA medical centers reported the largest proportions (24 percent each) of clients aged 65 and older who received inpatient mental health treatment services.

"Race"
"Race information was missing or reported as unknown for 51 percent of clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services on April 29, 2016. Of the clients for whom race information was reported, 31 percent of all those who received inpatient mental health treatment services were white;; 15 percent were Black or African American, and 1 percent each were Asian or two or more races.
"All types of facilities that provided inpatient mental health treatment services served a greater proportion of White clients than clients of any other racial group.
Of clients who received inpatient services in residential treatment centers (RTCs) for children, , 29 percent were Black or African American [Figure 3.2].

"Ethnicity"
"Ethnicity information was missing or reported as unknown for 49 percent of clients who received inpatient mental health treatment services. Forty-five percent were not Hispanic or Latino and 6 percent were Hispanic or Latino."

Source: 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS): 2016. Data on Mental Health Treatment Facilities. BHSIS Series S-98, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 17-5049. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017, pp. 23-24.
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