Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Has Been Told They Have Depression§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who have been told they have depression, by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11) 337 8.6 5.3 12.0 0.20
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 135 9.1 6.3 12.0 0.16
Utilities (22) 101 9.8 6.0 13.6 0.20
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 421 10.5 8.1 12.9 0.12
Construction (23) 567 8.9 7.5 10.3 0.08
Manufacturing (31-33) 1027 11.3 10.1 12.6 0.06
Wholesale Trade (42) 158 11.0 7.8 14.2 0.15
Retail Trade (44-45) 1420 14.9 13.3 16.4 0.05
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 3092 16.4 15.1 17.6 0.04
Information (51) 386 13.9 11.2 16.6 0.10
Finance & Insurance (52) 601 11.8 9.6 13.9 0.09
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 280 14.5 10.4 18.5 0.14
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (54) 873 12.2 10.6 13.9 0.07
Management of Companies & Enterprises (55) 15 *11.0 0.8 21.2 0.47
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services (56) 417 14.8 11.3 18.2 0.12
Education (61) 1854 14.6 13.1 16.2 0.05
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 287 15.9 11.4 20.4 0.15
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 711 16.4 13.9 18.9 0.08
Other Services (except Public Administration)
(81)
894 16.9 14.6 19.3 0.07
Public Administration (92) 1038 11.5 10.1 13.0 0.06
All Industries 14614 13.5 13.0 13.9 0.02

*Estimates preceded by an asterisk have a coefficient of variation >30% and ≤50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS standards of precision.

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Management (11) 1297 10.6 9.5 11.8 0.06
Business & Financial Operations (13) 636 15.0 12.5 17.5 0.09
Computer & Mathematical (15) 371 10.1 8.2 12.0 0.10
Architecture & Engineering (17) 238 8.2 6.1 10.2 0.13
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 253 14.8 11.4 18.2 0.12
Community & Social Services (21) 461 17.2 13.8 20.6 0.10
Legal (23) 224 13.2 10.2 16.2 0.12
Education, Training & Library (25) 1299 16.6 14.3 18.8 0.07
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &
Media (27)
408 17.2 14.0 20.5 0.10
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
(29)
1361 15.2 13.5 16.8 0.05
Healthcare Support (31) 481 20.7 16.9 24.5 0.09
Protective Services (33) 215 10.1 7.5 12.7 0.13
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 538 15.8 13.3 18.2 0.08
Building & Grounds Cleaning &
Maintenance (37)
523 16.1 12.7 19.4 0.11
Personal Care & Service (39) 619 18.0 14.8 21.3 0.09
Sales & Related (41) 1338 13.8 12.2 15.3 0.06
Office & Administrative Support (43) 2019 15.8 14.4 17.3 0.05
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 77 6.1 2.5 9.7 0.30
Construction & Extraction (47) 434 8.4 6.9 9.9 0.09
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 280 8.5 6.4 10.6 0.12
Production (51) 538 11.6 9.8 13.5 0.08
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 471 11.2 8.9 13.5 0.10
All Occupations 14081 13.5 13.0 14.0 0.02

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “Yes” to “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression, dysthymia, or minor depression?”

Page last reviewed: October 18, 2017