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Volume 8: No. 6, November 2011

Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among US Women of Reproductive Age

No. of Chronic Disease Risk Factors Major Depression, % Minor Depression, % Past Diagnosis of Depression, % No Depression, %
0 11.5 14.8 22.6 34.4
1 30.9 38.1 39.8 42.2
2 35.9 33.3 26.9 18.4
≥3 21.8 13.8 10.6 5.1

Figure 1. Prevalence and distribution of number of chronic conditions and risk factors by depression status. Conditions and risk factors included diabetes or prediabetes, current smoking, binge drinking or heavy drinking, overweight or obesity, and physical inactivity. All differences significant at P < .001. Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006, 2008, and 2010.

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