QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Had an Unmet Mental Health Care Need Because of Cost in the Past 12 Months by Age Group and Sex

In 2019, 5.3% of adults aged 18 years or older had an unmet mental health care need because of cost in the past 12 months.

Women (7.2%) were more likely than men (3.3%) to have an unmet mental health care need because of cost, regardless of age group.

The percentage of men with an unmet mental health care need decreased with age, from 5.1% among those aged 18–44 years to 0.8% among those aged 65 years or older.

Similarly, the percentage among women decreased with age, from 10.3% among those aged 18–44 years to 2.1% among those aged 65 years or older.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6943a8.htm

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