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Table 1.76: Adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression and initiated on an antidepressant drug who remained on an antidepressant medication through the continuation phase of treatment, United States, 2001 and 2003

  2003 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
Total 402 48.8 15.3 422 45.4 13.4
Northeast 103 45.7 18.7 102 45.8 25.2
South 117 40.1 13.9 132 36.2 13.8
Midwest 101 46.2 21.1 116 41.7 14.5
West 81 55.3 50.5 84 50.8 40.8

All means are weighted by the eligible populations of the plans.

Source: HEDIS data from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


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