During 2013 to 2016, 8.1 Percent of U.S. Adults Had Depression

Share this content:
During 2013 to 2016, 8.1 Percent of U.S. Adults Had Depression
During 2013 to 2016, 8.1 Percent of U.S. Adults Had Depression

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- During 2013 to 2016, 8.1 percent of American adults aged 20 years and older had depression in a given two-week period, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Debra J. Brody, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine the prevalence of depression, based on scores from the Patient Health Questionnaire-9.

The researchers found that 8.1 percent of American adults aged 20 years and older had depression in a given two-week period during 2013 to 2016. Depression was more common in women than men (10.4 versus 5.5 percent). Compared with Hispanic, non-Hispanic black, or non-Hispanic white adults, depression was lower among non-Hispanic Asian adults. There was a decrease in the prevalence of depression as family income levels increased. At least some difficulty with work, home, and social activities due to depression was reported for about 80 percent of adults with depression. There was no significant change in the percentage of American adults with depression from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016.

"Some persons with depression may not have been able or willing to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," the authors write. "Therefore, these findings may represent conservative estimates of depression among adults in the United States."

Abstract/Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States

CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in ...

Agency says effective HIV prevention, treatment not reaching those who could most benefit

AAAAI: Egg Oral Immunotherapy Shows Sustained Benefit in Children

AAAAI: Egg Oral Immunotherapy Shows Sustained Benefit in ...

All children with sustained unresponsiveness ingested concentrated and baked egg

Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk

Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut ...

ASD risk down for children whose mothers took prenatal vitamins during first month of pregnancy

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »