Depression among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016, by gender

Percentage of Americans being diagnosed with a depressive disorder in 2015-2016, by military service and gender

Depression among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016, by gender This statistic shows the percentage of those who have served/not served in the U.S. military who reported being told by a health professional that they had a depressive disorder, as of 2015-2016, by gender. It was found that those who had served in the military were more likely to have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder than those who had not served.
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Percentage of Americans being diagnosed with a depressive disorder in 2015-2016, by military service and gender

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ServedDid not serve
Male15.1%11.9%
Female24.4%21.2%
ServedDid not serve
Male15.1%11.9%
Female24.4%21.2%
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This statistic shows the percentage of those who have served/not served in the U.S. military who reported being told by a health professional that they had a depressive disorder, as of 2015-2016, by gender. It was found that those who had served in the military were more likely to have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder than those who had not served.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Number of respondents
around 400,000
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Data do not distinguish between those currently serving and those who have been discharged, the nature of discharges, involvement in active combat, or the era in which one served.
Figures represent adults who self-report being told by a health professional that they had a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression, dysthymia, or minor depression.
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