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.

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

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

14,956 respondents

Special properties

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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