Percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2017, by gender

Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, some 6.8 percent of male respondents and 20 percent of female respondents reported that they had a major depressive episode in the past year.
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MaleFemale
20045%13.1%
20054.5%13.3%
20064.2%11.8%
20074.6%11.9%
20084.3%12.5%
20094.7%11.7%
20104.4%11.9%
20114.5%12.1%
20124.7%13.7%
20135.3%16.2%
20145.7%17.3%
20155.8%19.5%
20166.4%19.4%
20176.8%20%
MaleFemale
20045%13.1%
20054.5%13.3%
20064.2%11.8%
20074.6%11.9%
20084.3%12.5%
20094.7%11.7%
20104.4%11.9%
20114.5%12.1%
20124.7%13.7%
20135.3%16.2%
20145.7%17.3%
20155.8%19.5%
20166.4%19.4%
20176.8%20%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2017, by gender. In 2017, some 6.8 percent of male respondents and 20 percent of female respondents reported that they had a major depressive episode in the past year.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2004 to 2017
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
12-17 years
Method of interview
Questionnaire

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