2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||*||*||*||*|
|Family income,c age 18 and over||Negative/poor||66.3||2.5||DNA||DNA|
|Education||Less than high school||65.7||3.0||63.5||3.9|
|High school graduate||67.7||2.0||58.0||3.1|
|At least some college||71.1||1.5||69.7||2.4|
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 of depression as described in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Respondents with unknown data for past year MDE measures were excluded. Treatment for depression is defined as seeing or talking to a medical doctor or other professional or using prescription medication in the past year for depression.
b Estimates for 2004 are based on a subsample of respondents age 18 or over, while 2005 estimates are based on all respondents age 18 or over. See Section B.4.5 in Appendix B of the Results from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.
c Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty level that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. These estimates are not comparable with similar estimates published in NSDUH reports prior to 2006. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded. See Appendix C of the Results from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings for details on the variable.
DNA - Data have not been analyzed.
Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.