By the Numbers: 12 March 2018

By the Numbers: 12 March 2018

By The Numbers graphic


The percentage of American adults age 20+ who "had depression in a given 2-week period" during 2013-2016, according to a recently released data brief from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013–2016.

Other data points in this brief:

  • Women (10.4%) were almost twice as likely as were men (5.5%) to have had depression.
  • Depression was lower among non-Hispanic Asian adults, compared with Hispanic, non-Hispanic black, or non-Hispanic white adults.
  • The prevalence of depression decreased as family income levels increased.
  • About 80% of adults with depression reported at least some difficulty with work, home, and social activities because of their depression.
  • From 2007–2008 to 2015–2016, the percentage of American adults with depression did not change significantly over time.