2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|Ethnicity||Non-Hispanic, all races||37.6||1.7||35.1||1.6||39.3||1.6|
|Hispanic, all races||38.4||3.7||33.1||3.7||30.3||4.1|
|Large central metro||35.4||3.1||32.4||3.2||DNA||DNA|
|Large fringe metro||36.1||3.1||34.1||3.0||DNA||DNA|
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 are excluded. Due to MDE questionnaire changes, estimates since 2008 are no longer comparable to estimates in previous years.
b Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty level that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and are calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds. Negative/poor refers to family 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 are excluded.
c Specification of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan subgroups changed in 2009; results should not be compared to 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.
DNA - Data have not been analyzed.
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.