Percentage of U.S. high school students who felt sad or hopeless in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

U.S. high school students suffering from depression 2017, by gender and ethnicity This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 with depression, by gender and ethnicity. According to the survey, 46.8 percent of female student respondents with a Hispanic background stated that they have felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row during the 12 months before the survey, so they stopped doing some usual activities.
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All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female41.1%38.2%40.7%46.8%
Male21.4%21.4%17.3%21.2%
Total31.5%30.2%29.2%33.7%
All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female41.1%38.2%40.7%46.8%
Male21.4%21.4%17.3%21.2%
Total31.5%30.2%29.2%33.7%
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This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 with depression, by gender and ethnicity. According to the survey, 46.8 percent of female student respondents with a Hispanic background stated that they have felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row during the 12 months before the survey, so they stopped doing some usual activities.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2016 to December 2017
Number of respondents
14,956 respondents
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During the 12 months before the survey
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Almost every day for two or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities.

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