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Table 4 Percent with Mild Depression and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), U.S. Adults Aged 65 Years and Older

From: Incremental decreases in quality-adjusted life years (QALY) associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms for U.S. Adults aged 65 years and older

  No or minimal depression (N = 2,863) Mild depression (N = 494) Major Depressive disorder (N = 173)
  Percenta S.E. Percenta S.E. Percenta S.E.
Total 82.1% 0.8% 13.8% 0.6% 4.1% 0.4%
Age
 65–74 82.0% 1.4% 14.2% 1.1% 3.8% 0.5%
 75+ 82.3% 1.1% 13.5% 1.0% 4.3% 0.5%
Sex       
 Men 86.5% 0.9% 10.2% 0.8% 3.3% 0.4%
 Women 78.6% 1.2% 16.6% 1.0% 4.7% 0.6%
Race
 Non-Hispanic whites 82.6% 0.9% 13.5% 0.7% 3.8% 0.4%
 Non-Hispanic blacks 81.8% 1.6% 14.5% 1.3% 3.7% 0.8%
 Hispanics 76.6% 1.9% 15.5% 1.4% 7.9% 1.1%
 Other 78.7% 3.2% 15.4% 2.4% 5.9% 1.3%
Income
 <138% FPLb 74.6% 1.7% 17.0% 1.4% 8.4% 0.9%
 ≥138% FPL 84.1% 0.9% 12.8% 0.7% 3.1% 0.4%
Education
 ≤High school 79.0% 1.1% 15.6% 1.0% 5.4% 0.6%
 >High school 85.9% 1.2% 11.5% 1.0% 2.6% 0.4%
Married or with partner
 Yes 85.6% 0.9% 11.5% 0.9% 2.9% 0.3%
 Noc 76.6% 1.4% 17.4% 1.1% 6.0% 0.7%
Co-morbidities
 0 or 1 86.4% 1.2% 11.7% 1.0% 2.0% 0.3%
 2 or more 79.8% 1.0% 14.9% 0.8% 5.3% 0.6%
  1. aWeighted percent, accounted for sampling design, noncoverage, and nonresponse
  2. b Federal Poverty Level, where 138% FPL is the Medicaid income eligibility limit
  3. c Divorced, separated, never married, widowed