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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 94
Perception of help received from treatment or counseling among persons age 12 and over with a past year major depressive episode,a United States, 2004
    Perception of help received
    No help Some/little help Lot/great deal
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 13.3 1.4 44.3 2.2 42.4 2.2
Age 12-17 19.0 1.9 46.0 2.3 35.0 2.3
18-25 19.6 2.4 46.2 2.9 34.2 2.5
26 and over 11.9 1.7 43.8 2.7 44.3 2.7
Race White only 14.4 1.7 45.0 2.3 40.6 2.3
Black only 7.7 3.0 * * * *
Asian only * * * * * *
NHOPI only * * * * * *
AI/AN only * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races * * * * * *
Non-Hispanic, all races 12.2 1.4 44.9 2.3 42.9 2.3
Non-Hispanic, White 13.1 1.6 45.7 2.5 41.2 2.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 7.2 3.1 * * * *
Gender Male 11.6 2.0 53.1 4.0 35.3 3.8
Female 14.0 1.8 40.7 2.6 45.3 2.7
Education, age 18 and over Less than high school 17.4 4.3 41.1 5.5 41.4 5.9
High school graduate 11.3 2.7 42.8 4.3 45.9 4.5
At least some college 12.3 2.1 45.6 3.1 42.2 3.0

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 for depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Estimates of levels of perceived help exclude persons with unknown perception of help information.

* 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.

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