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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 101
Perception of help received from treatment or counseling among persons age 12 and over with a past year major depressive episode,a United States, 2005
Population group Perception of help received
No help Some/little help Lot/great deal
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   16.1 1.2 44.6 1.7 39.4 1.7
Age 12-17 19.6 2.1 46.3 2.6 34.0 2.4
18-25 17.1 1.5 43.9 2.1 38.9 2.1
26 and over 15.6 1.5 44.5 2.1 39.9 2.1
Race White only 14.7 1.2 46.4 1.8 38.9 1.7
Black only 20.3 4.6 * * * *
Asian only * * * * * *
NHOPI only * * * * * *
AI/AN only * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 15.0 3.5 43.7 5.8 41.3 5.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 16.2 1.2 44.7 1.8 39.1 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 14.9 1.3 46.6 1.9 38.5 1.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 18.8 4.5 * * * *
Gender Male 17.7 2.3 51.6 3.2 30.7 2.9
Female 15.4 1.3 41.8 2.0 42.8 2.0
Education, age 18 and over Less than high school 20.0 3.3 41.2 4.4 38.8 4.7
High school graduate 14.6 2.0 41.2 3.2 44.2 3.2
At least some college 15.3 1.8 46.9 2.5 37.8 2.3

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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