Number of adults with mood disorders in the United States by poverty level 2008-2012

This statistic displays the number of adults with a mood disorder in the United States in the period 2008-2012, by poverty level. Some 2.1 million individuals living on a family income of less than 100 percent of the poverty threshold in the country had major depressive disorder within a year. Mood depressive disorders describe a serious change in mood. Depression can be common among individuals with mental illnesses.

Number of adults with mood disorders in the U.S. in 2008-2012, by poverty level

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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2012

Number of respondents

Base: 220,219

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Disorder present within the past year.
* Major depressive episode and manic episode are not disorders in and of themselves but were measured in the assessment of major depressive disorder and bipolar I disorder.
** One or more mood disorders is defined as having major depressive disorder, bipolar I disorder, or dysthymic disorder in the past year.

Total family income is less than 100 percent of the U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold (i.e., total family income is below poverty threshold).
Total family income is between 100 and 199 percent of the U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold (i.e., total family income is at or above the poverty threshold but is less than twice the poverty threshold).
Total family income is 200 percent or more of the U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold (i.e., total family income is twice the poverty threshold or greater).

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