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Depression

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of noninstitutionalized persons 12 years of age and older with depression in any 2-week period: 8% (2007-2010)

Source: QuickStats: Prevalence of Current Depression Among Persons Aged 12 years and older, by Age Group and Sex – United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2010

Health care use: Ambulatory Care

  • Number of ambulatory care visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) with major depressive disorder as primary diagnosis: 8.0 million (average annual 2009-2010)

Source: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with major depressive disorder as first-listed diagnosis: 395,000
  • Average length of stay for major depressive disorder: 6.5 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of suicide deaths: 39,518
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 12.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, table 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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