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Data table for Figure 12Depression among adults 18 years of age and over, by sex and age: United States, 2005–2006

CharacteristicPercentSE
Total5.50.5
Sex
Men4.40.4
Women6.60.7
Age
18–39 years4.70.6
40–59 years7.30.9
60 years and over4.00.7
Sex and age
Men:
 18–39 years3.50.6
 40–59 years5.90.8
 60 years and over * *
Women:
 18–39 years5.90.9
 40–59 years8.61.3
 60 years and over4.50.9

SE is standard error.

*

Estimates are considered unreliable. Data not shown have a relative standard error greater than 30%.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. The nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire was used to identify persons with depression. Respondents were asked a series of questions about the frequency of symptoms of depression over the past 2 weeks. Response categories were given a score and summed across questions, yielding a total score ranging from 0 to 27. Respondents with a total score of 10 or higher were classified as having depression. For more information, see the Technical Notes, and see: Pratt LA, Brody DJ. Depression in the United States household population, 2005–2006. NCHS data brief no 7; Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2008.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Estimates are considered unreliable. Data not shown have a relative standard error greater than 30%.

From: Data Tables for Figures 1–36

Cover of Health, United States, 2009
Health, United States, 2009: With Special Feature on Medical Technology.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2010 Jan.

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