2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
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 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.