Share of adults with depression in the U.S. 2013-2016, by ethnicity and gender

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by ethnicity and gender. During this period, around 7 percent of non-Hispanic black men had depression, compared to 11 percent of non-Hispanic black women.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. with depression from 2013 to 2016, by ethnicity and gender

MenWomen
Hispanic6%10.5%
Non-Hispanic white5.2%10.5%
Non-Hispanic black7.1%11%
Non-Hispanic Asian2.2%3.9%
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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.

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