Table 7_1_7-2

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_7.2
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, 2004
Population groupNo helpSome/little helpLot/great deal
26 and over11.91.743.82.744.32.7
RaceWhite only14.41.745.02.340.62.3
Black only7.73.0****
Asian only******
NHOPI only******
AI/AN only******
EthnicityHispanic, all races******
Non-Hispanic, all races12.21.444.92.342.92.3
Non-Hispanic, White13.11.645.72.541.22.4
Non-Hispanic, Black7.23.1****
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school17.44.341.15.541.45.9
High school graduate11.32.742.84.345.94.5
At least some college12.

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_7-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.