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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_3.1_1
People age 12 and over with a major depressive episodea who saw or talked to a medical doctor or other professional about depression in the last 12 months who received no help from the treatment or counseling, United States, 2008-2009
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
26 and over12.41.313.51.4
RaceWhite only12.
Black onlyDSUDSU12.43.3
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12.
  Non-Hispanic, White12.
  Non-Hispanic, BlackDSUDSU12.43.4
Hispanic, all races15.53.8DSUDSU
Education, age 18 and overLess than high school12.92.614.73.2
High school graduate13.
At least some college12.41.613.51.6

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). Estimates of levels of perceived help exclude persons with unknown perception of help information. Due to MDE questionnaire changes, the 2008 estimates are no longer comparable to estimates in previous years.

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_3_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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