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2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 7_1_1.1
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment,a United States, 2008 and 2009
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.41.368.31.3
RaceWhite only66.11.470.41.4
Black only53.
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races66.51.369.41.3
  Non-Hispanic, White68.71.471.81.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black53.
Hispanic, all races49.
Family incomebNegative/poor65.92.765.53.0
Near poor/low58.12.669.02.5
EducationLess than high school58.13.564.93.4
High school graduate61.52.566.22.2
At least some college67.81.770.41.8
County typecMetropolitan63.71.5DNADNA
  Large central metro60.22.8DNADNA
  Large fringe metro61.03.0DNADNA
  Medium metro68.52.5DNADNA
  Small metro70.43.4DNADNA

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). Treatment is defined as seeing or talking to a medical doctor or other professional or using prescription medication for depression in the past year. Respondents with unknown treatment data were excluded. Due to MDE questionnaire changes, the 2008 estimates are no longer comparable to estimates in previous years.

b. Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty 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 family incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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. Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

c. Specification of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan subgroups changed in 2009; results should not be compared with those of previous years. For information on the urban-rural classification scheme refer to for details.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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; SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T7_1_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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