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Data are for the U.S.


  • Percent of persons 12 years of age and older with depression in any 2-week period: 7.6% (2009-2012)

Source: Depression in the U.S. Household Population, 2009–2012

Ambulatory Care visits

  • 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]

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]


  • Number of suicide deaths: 41,149
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population: 13.0

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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