Table 7_1_7-1

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_7.1
Perception of help received from treatment or counseling among people age 12 and over with a major depressive episode (MDE) in the last 12 months,a United States, 2006
Population groupNo helpSome/little helpLot/great deal
26 and over13.41.3144.22.0042.42.02
RaceWhite only14.41.2143.51.7842.11.84
Black only14.94.0651.65.4733.55.04
Asian only******
NHOPI only******
AI/AN only******
EthnicityHispanic, all races**34.54.9142.85.80
Non-Hispanic, all races13.51.0945.71.7140.81.71
Non-Hispanic, White13.61.1844.31.8742.11.90
Non-Hispanic, Black15.14.1651.25.5833.75.15
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school19.43.6645.34.4435.34.45
High school graduate15.42.1742.73.2941.93.27
At least some college11.81.3645.42.3542.72.28

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. Estimates of levels of perceived help exclude persons with unknown perception of help information.

* - 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; 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_7-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.