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Table 1 Prevalence of and characteristics within individuals with bipolar disorder or depression compared to the non-mood disorder population, adults 18-64, United States, 2004-2006

From: Differences in demographic composition and in work, social, and functional limitations among the populations with unipolar depression and bipolar disorder: results from a nationally representative sample

  Bipolar disorder Depression   Non-mood disorder  
  (n = 572) (n = 5,464)   (n = 53,905)  
Total U.S. Population
(18-64)
1,647,408 16,874,994   165,702,423  
  0.9% 9.2%   90.0%  
Gender      
Male 35.2% 33.3%   51.1% *
Female 64.8% 66.7%   48.9% *
Age      
18-24 11.4% 9.7%   16.1% *
25-34 20.7% 16.2%   22.0%  
35-44 30.3% 23.0% * 23.1% *
45-54 25.1% 28.8%   22.3%  
55-64 12.5% 22.3% * 16.6% *
Race/Ethnicity      
Hispanic 8.1% 9.4%   14.8% *
NH White 74.3% 77.9%   65.8% *
NH Black 9.2% 7.8%   12.3%  
NH Multiple 4.7% 2.4%   1.2% *
NH Other 3.8% 2.5%   6.0%  
Marital status      
Married 35.8% 48.1% * 56.3% *
Other 64.2% 51.9% * 43.8% *
Income (% Federal Poverty Level)  
< 200% 39.0% 21.3% * 13.5% *
200-399% 39.3% 43.4%   43.4%  
> = 400% 21.7% 35.4% * 43.1% *
Educational Attainment (24 and older)  
Less than High School grad 16.6% 15.9%   14.3%  
High School grad 35.7% 31.9%   30.9%  
Some College 27.1% 24.7%   23.3%  
College degree or more 20.7% 27.4% * 31.5% *
Living Arrangement      
Living Alone 37.6% 25.6% * 17.1% *
Living with child and adult 24.5% 29.0%   40.3% *
Living with adult only 29.4% 38.2% * 38.4% *
Living with child only 8.5% 7.2%   4.2% *
Comorbid conditions      
0 78.8% 74.9%   88.3% *
1 16.9% 19.5%   10.3% *
2 2.9% 4.6%   1.2%  
3 or more 1.4% 1.1%   0.2%  
Geography      
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) 19.9% 17.5%   16.1%  
Non-MSA 80.1% 82.5%   83.9%  
Region      
Northeast 18.8% 16.6%   18.7%  
Midwest 25.3% 25.6%   21.9%  
South 32.1% 33.9%   36.3%  
West 23.8% 23.9%   23.1%  
  1. * Indicates statistical difference (p < .05) between the bipolar disorder population versus the depression population or between the bipolar disorder population versus the non-mood disorder population
  2. Source: 2004-2006 MEPS