QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Daily Experienced Feelings of Anxiety (Feeling Worried, Nervous, or Anxious)† or Depression,§ or Both, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2019
Weekly / August 13, 2021 / 70(32);1104
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† Based on a response to the question, “How often do you feel worried, nervous, or anxious? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, a few times a year, or never?”
§ Based on a response to the question, “How often do you feel depressed? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, a few times a year, or never?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2019, women were more likely than men to feel worried, nervous, or anxious on a daily basis (15.0% versus 10.2%). Women were also more likely to feel depressed daily (4.9%) compared with men (3.5%). A higher percentage of women than men reported experiencing daily feelings of both anxiety and depression (3.9% versus 2.6%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Amanda E. Ng, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4587; Lindsey I. Black, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Daily Experienced Feelings of Anxiety (Feeling Worried, Nervous, or Anxious) or Depression, or Both, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1104. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7032a5external icon.
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