Percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by age
Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by age
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by age. During this period, around eight percent of those aged 60 years and older had depression, compared to 7.7 percent of those aged 20 to 39 years.
Percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by age
Percentage of respondents
20 to 39 years7.7%
40 to 59 years8.4%
60 years and older8%
Total8.1%
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Sources

Release date

February 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Number of respondents

around 5,000

Age group

20 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Measured using the score from the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), a nine item depression-screening instrument that asks about the frequency of symptoms of depression in the past 2 weeks. Response categories of “not at all,” “several days,” “more than half the days,” and “nearly every day” are given a score of 0 to 3. Summary scores ranged from 0 to 27. Depression was defined using a score of 10 or higher, a well-validated cut point used in primary care settings.

Share of adults with depression in the U.S. from 2013 to 2016, by age
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by age. During this period, around eight percent of those aged 60 years and older had depression, compared to 7.7 percent of those aged 20 to 39 years.
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