Table 7_1_1-2b

2009 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_1.2b
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.51.365.91.368.51.453.04.353.94.4
Age18–4457.61.459.51.461.61.645.74.244.44.3
45–6475.42.376.12.479.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale57.82.459.22.560.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female68.01.469.41.572.71.551.34.857.35.6
EducationLess than high school65.22.870.72.972.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate65.32.266.32.269.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college63.91.964.22.066.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
County typeMSA63.21.564.61.667.41.752.34.653.44.6
Non-MSA70.72.371.02.372.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSU

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 of depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Treatment is defined as seeing or talking to a medical doctor or other professional or using prescription medication for depression in the past year. Respondents with unknown data for past year MDE measures or unknown treatment data were excluded.

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

Key: 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 7_1_1-2b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_1_1-2b.html