Persons with serious psychological distress 1997-2016, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of persons with serious psychological distress in the past 30 days among adults 18 years of age and over, in the U.S. from 1997 to 2016, by gender. In the period 2015-2016, 2.9 percent of all male adults in the United States had such problems.

Percentage of persons with serious psychological distress in the past month in the U.S. from 1997 to 2016, by gender*

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Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1997 to 2016

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Serious psychological distress is measured by a six-question scale that asks respondents how often they experienced each of six symptoms of psychological distress in the past 30 days.
Estimates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using five age groups: 18-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over.
Includes all other races not shown separately.
Values not included in the pdf version of the report were taken from the Health, United States, trend tables.

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