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 4472 19.4 0.3 18.8 20.1
GENDER
Male 1379 13.6 0.4 12.8 14.4
Female 3093 25.2 0.5 24.2 26.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 248 18.0 1.1 15.7 20.2
25-34 years 514 20.1 0.9 18.4 21.9
35-44 years 586 20.3 0.9 18.7 22.0
45-54 years 818 22.6 0.8 21.0 24.3
55-64 years 1090 20.7 0.6 19.4 21.9
65+ years 1216 15.5 0.5 14.6 16.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 211 13.8 1.0 11.9 15.8
Non-hispanic 4241 20.0 0.3 19.4 20.7
RACE
White only 3974 19.7 0.3 19.0 20.4
Black or African American only 183 19.6 1.8 16.2 23.1
Other race only 125 16.5 1.7 13.2 19.8
More than one race 126 30.9 2.8 25.5 36.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 326 21.6 1.3 19.1 24.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 1226 19.1 0.6 18.0 20.3
Some college 1476 22.2 0.6 20.9 23.4
College graduate 1428 15.6 0.5 14.7 16.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 546 36.5 1.7 33.3 39.8
$15,000 to $24,999 809 27.1 1.0 25.1 29.1
$25,000 to $34,999 442 20.9 1.1 18.7 23.2
$35,000 to $49,999 558 18.4 0.9 16.7 20.1
$50,000 or more 1381 14.9 0.4 14.0 15.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1898 16.0 0.4 15.2 16.8
Out of work 267 33.0 2.1 29.0 37.0
Homemaker/Student 422 20.9 1.1 18.7 23.0
Retired 1092 16.4 0.5 15.3 17.4
Unable to work 746 55.5 1.7 52.2 58.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1271 18.3 0.6 17.1 19.4
1 to less than 20 hours 253 20.2 1.5 17.2 23.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 544 22.0 1.0 20.0 24.0
40 plus hours 1229 14.3 0.5 13.4 15.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2231 16.2 0.4 15.5 17.0
Divorced/Seperated 1019 31.5 1.0 29.5 33.6
Widowed 539 21.4 1.0 19.5 23.4
Never married 683 20.4 0.9 18.6 22.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2087 38.5 0.8 36.9 40.1
Not living with a disability 2231 14.3 0.3 13.6 14.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 214 16.1 1.2 13.7 18.5
Rural 435 17.8 1.0 15.9 19.7
Densely-settled rural 699 17.3 0.7 15.9 18.8
Semi-Urban 723 19.7 0.8 18.1 21.3
Urban 2401 20.5 0.5 19.6 21.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 3968 18.9 0.3 18.2 19.5
Uninsured 484 23.9 1.1 21.7 26.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 791 28.7 1.0 26.7 30.7
No diabetes 3672 18.4 0.3 17.7 19.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 702 36.4 1.4 33.8 39.1
No current asthma 3714 17.7 0.3 17.1 18.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 2087 30.6 0.7 29.3 32.0
No 2351 15.8 0.4 15.0 16.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 1253 62.6 1.4 59.9 65.3
<14 days mental health NOT good 3091 14.6 0.3 14.0 15.2
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1039 30.8 1.0 28.9 32.7
Non-smoker 3255 17.2 0.3 16.5 17.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1108 17.6 0.6 16.4 18.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1197 16.5 0.5 15.5 17.6
Obese, BMI>=30 1786 24.9 0.6 23.7 26.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2655 17.9 0.4 17.2 18.7
No 1449 25.4 0.7 24.0 26.8
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 495 16.9 0.8 15.2 18.5
Did not serve on active duty 3953 19.8 0.4 19.1 20.5

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.