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Figure 8.9 is titled "Past Year Treatment for Mental Health Problems among Adults Aged 18 or Older, by Type of Treatment: 2002 through 2004." It is a bar graph, where the type of mental health treatment is shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage receiving treatment in the past year is shown on the vertical axis. There are four types of mental health treatment shown: any treatment, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and prescription medication. For each category of mental health treatment, there are bars representing 2002, 2003, and 2004. Tests of statistical significance at the .05 level were performed between 2003 and 2004 estimates and between 2002 and 2004 estimates; significant results are indicated where appropriate.

The percentage of adults receiving any mental health treatment in the past year was 13.0 percent in 2002, 13.2 percent in 2003, and 12.8 percent in 2004.
The percentage receiving inpatient mental health treatment in the past year was 0.7 percent in 2002, 0.8 percent in 2003, and 0.9 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and the 2002 estimate was significant.
The percentage receiving outpatient mental health treatment in the past year was 7.4 percent in 2002, and 7.1 percent in both 2003 and 2004.
The percentage receiving prescription medicine for mental health treatment in the past year was 10.5 percent in 2002, 10.9 percent in 2003, and 10.5 percent in 2004.

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