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Table 1.88
Adults age 18 and over with past year major depressive episode who received treatment for the depression in the past year,a United States, 2004
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 65.1 1.8
Age 18-44 59.5 1.9
45-64 73.5 3.5
65 and over DSU DSU
Gender Male 55.2 3.1
Female 70.1 2.0
Race White only 66.0 1.8
Black only 60.5 5.4
Asian only DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic 57.8 6.0
Non-Hispanic 66.0 1.8
Family incomeb Negative/poor 64.0 3.9
Near poor/low 58.2 4.0
Middle 63.2 3.3
High 71.5 3.0
Education Less than high school 63.5 3.9
High school graduate 58.0 3.1
At least some college 69.7 2.4
Residence location MSA 64.9 2.0
Non-MSA 66.1 3.9

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). Respondents with unknown data for past year MDE measures were excluded.

b 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.

DSU - 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.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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