Table 7_1_5-2d

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 7_1_5.2d
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months,a by education, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total69.11.165.73.067.72.071.11.5
Age18–4460.81.359.43.356.82.563.51.7
45–6482.12.0**85.72.983.12.6
65 and over********
GenderMale60.82.256.15.558.24.163.92.8
Female73.71.271.83.172.22.275.11.7
RaceWhite only71.11.267.13.370.52.172.81.6
Black only58.93.8****66.15.2
Asian only********
NHOPI only********
AI/AN only********
Multiple races********
EthnicityHispanic51.84.4******
Non-Hispanic71.01.168.13.269.72.072.51.5
County typeMSA68.61.366.83.464.72.471.01.7
Non-MSA71.22.261.95.975.93.671.33.2

a Major depressive episode (MDE) is defined as a period of at least 2 weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities and had a majority of the symptoms for depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Respondents with unknown data for past year MDE measures were excluded. Treatment for depression is defined as seeing or talking to a medical doctor or other professional or using prescription medication in the past year for depression.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 7_1_5-2d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_1_5-2d.html