Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Has Been Told They Have Depression§ – 2014 BRFSS, 25 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 2014 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) 322 7.5 5.8 9.1 0.11
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 88 9.1 5.7 12.4 0.19
Utilities (22) 110 7.2 4.9 9.5 0.17
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 457 10.5 8.8 12.3 0.09
Construction (23) 600 8.6 7.2 10.0 0.08
Manufacturing (31-33) 1143 11.0 9.9 12.1 0.05
Wholesale Trade (42) 158 9.5 6.9 12.0 0.14
Retail Trade (44-45) 1491 15.6 14.1 17.2 0.05
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 3339 17.7 16.4 19.0 0.04
Information (51) 355 17.4 14.0 20.9 0.10
Finance & Insurance (52) 648 13.1 10.9 15.3 0.09
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 311 12.5 9.7 15.2 0.11
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (54) 927 12.6 11.2 14.0 0.06
Management of Companies & Enterprises (55) 14 *14.0 3.1 25.0 0.40
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services (56) 464 13.8 11.6 16.1 0.08
Education (61) 2117 15.4 14.0 16.8 0.05
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 330 17.4 13.5 21.3 0.12
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 760 18.2 15.6 20.9 0.07
Other Services (except Public Administration) (81) 859 18.7 15.5 21.8 0.09
Public Administration (92) 978 12.8 10.8 14.8 0.08
All Industries 15471 14.0 13.6 14.5 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) 1462 10.7 9.6 11.8 0.05
Business & Financial Operations (13) 578 12.8 10.6 14.9 0.09
Computer & Mathematical (15) 427 12.4 10.1 14.6 0.09
Architecture & Engineering (17) 238 9.2 7.2 11.2 0.11
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 254 11.5 9.1 13.9 0.11
Community & Social Services (21) 518 17.5 14.4 20.6 0.09
Legal (23) 251 14.1 11.1 17.0 0.11
Education, Training & Library (25) 1467 15.4 13.8 16.9 0.05
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media (27) 454 22.7 18.6 26.8 0.09
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical (29) 1431 16.4 14.7 18.1 0.05
Healthcare Support (31) 503 21.7 18.2 25.1 0.08
Protective Services (33) 203 8.7 6.6 10.8 0.12
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 564 19.0 15.7 22.4 0.09
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance (37) 551 14.5 12.1 17.0 0.09
Personal Care & Service (39) 666 18.7 14.8 22.5 0.11
Sales & Related (41) 1439 15.2 13.8 16.7 0.05
Office & Administrative Support (43) 2145 17.8 16.1 19.4 0.05
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 78 8.4 4.7 12.1 0.22
Construction & Extraction (47) 423 8.5 6.8 10.2 0.10
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 283 10.4 8.4 12.4 0.10
Production (51) 548 13.2 11.0 15.4 0.09
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 538 11.0 9.4 12.7 0.08
All Occupations 15021 14.2 13.8 14.7 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: May 21, 2018