The CDC revealed the depression rate in US, according to which nearly 9% of Americans suffer from stressful conditions, though infrequently. And, 3.4% are affected by severe depression.
The findings are the results of the survey conducted by the CDC, as part of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which appears on October 1. The survey was carried out on 235,067 people aged 18 years and above, dwelling in 45 states, Washington, D. C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The estimates are based on the surveys in the years 2006 and 2008.
As per the MMWR report, the depression was prevalent among the upper age group; with 4.6% of people aged 46 to 64 suffering major depression, while 2.8% aged 18 to 24 were affected by the same. The depression among the age group 65 and above was the least and only 1.6% of them faced the same. The lowest rate of depression was found in people of North Dakota with 4.8% figure, which was 14.8% in Mississippi.
More women reported depression than man; the figures were 4% and 2.7%, respectively. Nearly 6.6% of people having no partner witnessed depressing situations, in comparison to the 2.2% of married people. The depression was found in 9.8% of unemployed people and 22.2% of people who were not able to work. Around 6.7% of those not qualified up to a high school diploma reported depressive incidents; the figure was 4% in high school graduates and 2.5% with some college education.
The people of the Southeastern states were identified the most depressed.
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