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Figure 3-2 is a bar chart showing unemployment, past year arrest, current health, past year emergency room visits, and residential instability among adults by past year mental health status for 2010 and 2011 combined. Current unemployment was 5.8% among adults with no mental illness, 7.2% among adults with mental illness with mild impairment, 8.5% among adults with mental illness with moderate impairment, and 9.1% among adults with mental illness with serious impairment. Past year arrest was 2.2% among adults with no mental illness, 3.2% among adults with mental illness with mild impairment, 4.8% among adults with mental illness with moderate impairment, and 7.7% among adults with mental illness with mental illness with serious impairment. Fair or poor current health was 10.7% among adults with no mental illness, 22.1% among adults with mental illness with mild impairment, 25.6% among adults with mental illness with moderate impairment, and 34.4% among adults with mental illness with serious impairment. Past year emergency room visits was 25.7% among adults with no mental illness, 37.5% among adults with mental illness with mild impairment, 39.4% among adults with mental illness with moderate impairment, and 47.3% among adults with mental illness with serious impairment. Residential instability was 5.7% among adults with no mental illness, 9.6% among adults with mental illness with mild impairment, 10.5% among adults with mental illness with moderate impairment, and 14.7% among adults with mental illness with serious impairment.

Figure 3-2Unemployment, past year arrest, current health, past year emergency room visits, and residential instability among adults, by past year mental health status: 2010–2011 combined

SOURCE: National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2010 (revised March 2012) and 2011 (revised May 2013), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. See Appendix Table A-6 for detailed source information.

From: 3, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS: IMPAIRMENT IN FUNCTIONING

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