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Unemployment and Depression Among Emerging Adults in 12 States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2010

From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System total sample of 451,075, there were 371,446 participants who were from ineligible states and 79,629 participants from eligible states. From the eligible states, 76,956 participants were older than 25 years or had missing age data, and 2,673 were aged 18 to 25 years. Of those aged 18 to 25 years, 970 were homemakers, students, retired, unable to work, or had missing employment status. Of the 1,703 who were employed, self-employed, or out of work for more than 1 year or for less than 1 year, 178 had missing data for depression or confounding variables and 1,525 had complete data for questions in the analysis.

Figure. Selection of sample in analyses of unemployment and depression among emerging adults aged 18 to 25 years in 12 states, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2010.

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