Percentage of Adults Who are EVER Diagnosed with a Depressive Disorder

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 4386 18.1 0.3 17.5 18.7
GENDER
Female 3085 22.9 0.5 22.0 23.8
Male 1301 13.2 0.4 12.4 14.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 227 15.5 1.0 13.5 17.5
25-34 years 471 18.3 0.9 16.6 20.0
35-44 years 593 19.6 0.8 18.0 21.2
45-54 years 865 20.6 0.7 19.2 22.0
55-64 years 1099 20.8 0.7 19.5 22.1
65+ years 1131 14.0 0.4 13.1 14.9
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 4170 18.5 0.3 17.9 19.2
Hispanic 196 13.9 1.1 11.8 16.0
RACE
White only 3907 18.7 0.3 18.0 19.3
Black or African American only 162 15.8 1.5 12.7 18.8
Other race only 164 13.1 1.1 10.9 15.3
More than one race 112 25.4 2.5 20.4 30.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 364 20.1 1.2 17.8 22.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 1220 17.6 0.6 16.5 18.7
Some college 1512 20.4 0.6 19.2 21.5
College graduate 1290 15.0 0.5 14.0 15.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 673 32.6 1.4 29.9 35.3
$15,000 to $24,999 910 23.9 0.9 22.2 25.6
$25,000 to $34,999 490 17.8 0.9 16.0 19.6
$35,000 to $49,999 538 16.1 0.8 14.6 17.7
$50,000 or more 1238 13.4 0.4 12.6 14.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1973 15.1 0.4 14.4 15.9
Out of work 319 26.9 1.6 23.8 30.1
Homemaker/Student 344 17.5 1.0 15.5 19.5
Retired 979 14.7 0.5 13.7 15.6
Unable to work 756 54.5 1.7 51.2 57.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1154 16.2 0.5 15.1 17.3
1 to less than 20 hours 229 16.4 1.3 14.0 18.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 572 20.3 0.9 18.5 22.2
40 plus hours 1275 13.2 0.4 12.4 14.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2070 15.2 0.4 14.5 15.9
Divorced/Separated 1108 29.8 1.0 27.9 31.7
Widowed 544 19.1 0.9 17.4 20.8
Never married 657 18.6 0.8 17.0 20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2223 12.9 0.3 12.3 13.5
Living with a disability 2112 37.7 0.8 36.1 39.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 217 16.6 1.3 14.2 19.1
Rural 393 16.3 0.9 14.6 18.1
Densely-settled rural 707 17.0 0.7 15.6 18.4
Semi-Urban 754 20.2 0.8 18.6 21.9
Urban 2315 18.3 0.4 17.4 19.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 623 20.1 0.9 18.4 21.8
Insured 3752 17.7 0.3 17.1 18.4
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 3601 17.0 0.3 16.4 17.7
Have diabetes 780 28.2 1.0 26.1 30.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3626 16.4 0.3 15.8 17.0
Current asthma 716 34.2 1.3 31.6 36.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 2298 14.5 0.3 13.8 15.1
Yes 2061 29.7 0.7 28.4 31.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 3019 13.6 0.3 13.0 14.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 1265 58.5 1.4 55.8 61.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 3153 15.5 0.3 14.9 16.1
Current smoker 1189 29.4 0.9 27.6 31.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1178 15.3 0.5 14.3 16.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1314 15.7 0.5 14.8 16.7
Obese, BMI>=30 1691 24.9 0.7 23.7 26.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1504 23.5 0.7 22.2 24.9
Yes 2712 16.4 0.4 15.7 17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 3898 18.2 0.3 17.6 18.9
Served on active duty 486 17.1 0.9 15.4 18.7

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or other
health professional that they have a depressive disorder (including depression, major
depression, dysthymia, or minor depression.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.