Table 7_1_3-1

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_3.1
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, 2007
  No helpSome/little helpLot/great deal
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
26 and over15.91.544.
RaceWhite only16.61.443.61.939.81.8
Black only13.22.651.85.535.15.4
EthnicityHispanic, all races16.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Non-Hispanic, all races16.41.344.61.739.01.7
Non-Hispanic, White16.81.543.31.940.01.9
Non-Hispanic, Black11.92.953.15.735.15.6
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school14.73.347.84.937.54.2
High school graduate17.32.543.23.439.53.4
At least some college16.41.843.72.539.92.5

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.

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; 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_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.