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Table 2 Self-reported societal limitations by 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  
Employed/student status      
   Not working or not a student (if 18-23) 57.20% 36.70% * 19.30% *
   Working or a student (if 18-23) 42.80% 63.30%   80.70% *
Missed days of work      
   Average 8.36 7.45   3.45 *
Missed 2 weeks (10 days) or more of work    
   No, missed fewer 77.50% 85.20%   93.70% *
   Yes, missed 2 weeks or more 22.50% 14.80%   6.30% *
Missed days of work/spent in bed     
   Average 4.95 3.81   1.6 *
Missed work and in bed 2 weeks (10 days) or more  
   No, missed fewer 85.10% 91.90% * 97.10% *
   Yes, missed 2 weeks or more 14.90% 8.20% * 2.90% *
  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