Table 7_1_1-2c

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_1.2c
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months,a by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.71.368.82.460.52.864.72.365.22.6
Age18–4457.81.459.12.853.03.058.32.460.32.6
45–6475.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSU77.54.170.74.2
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale58.02.468.44.757.05.255.14.056.34.6
Female68.11.469.03.162.13.569.92.670.32.8
RaceWhite only66.91.369.82.863.13.067.82.367.02.7
Black only52.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic53.94.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Non-Hispanic66.01.370.82.764.42.966.22.364.62.6
County typeMSA63.31.566.53.059.23.363.62.564.12.8
Non-MSA70.92.374.64.365.15.170.54.074.55.0

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.

b Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty level that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 7_1_1-2c: 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_1-2c.html