NHQRDR 2010 /T7_1_1-1

2010 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_1.1
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months,a United States, 2008
  2008
Population groupPercentSE
Total 68.31.3
Age18-4460.41.4
45-6480.02.4
65 and overDSUDSU
GenderMale60.92.5
Female72.11.4
RaceWhite only70.41.4
Black only56.04.0
Asian onlyDSUDSU
NHOPI onlyDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races69.41.3
  Non-Hispanic, White71.81.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black56.14.0
Hispanic, all races57.44.8
Family incomebNegative/poor65.53.0
Near poor/low69.02.5
Middle65.12.4
High73.32.3
EducationLess than high school64.93.4
High school graduate66.22.2
At least some college70.41.8
County typecMetropolitan67.51.4
  Large central and fringe metro64.92.0
  Medium metro72.42.4
  Small metro70.83.2
Nonmetropolitan72.23.0

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 treatment data were excluded. Due to MDE questionnaire changes, the 2008 estimates are no longer comparable to estimates in previous years.

b Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty 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 or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; near poor/low, over 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.

c Metropolitan refers to all metropolitan areas; Large central and fringe metro, central and suburban counties in metro area of 1 million or more population; Medium metro, counties in metro area of 250,000 to less than 1,000,000; Small metro, counties in metro area of less than 250,000 population; Nonmetropolitan, all nonmetropolitan areas.

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.

 

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