2011 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,a by ethnicity, 2009
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.41.366.51.368.71.453.
EducationLess than high school58.13.561.73.961.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate61.52.563.52.766.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college67.81.769.31.771.61.855.15.9DSUDSU
County typebMetropolitan63.71.566.01.668.81.751.84.449.44.3
  Large central metro60.22.864.
  Large fringe metro61.
  Medium metro68.52.568.52.870.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro70.43.473.13.473.13.6DSUDSUDSUDSU

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. Specification of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan subgroups changed in 2009; results should not be compared with those of previous years. For information on the urban-rural classification scheme, refer to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/urban_rural.htm#documentation for details.

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

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T7_1_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/7_mentalhealthsubstanceabuse/T7_1_1_2b.html