Percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2018, by gender
Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, some 7.7 percent of male respondents and 21.5 percent of female respondents reported that they had a major depressive episode in the past year.
Percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2018, by gender
MaleFemale
20187.7%21.5%
20176.8%20%
20166.4%19.4%
20155.8%19.5%
20145.7%17.3%
20135.3%16.2%
20124.7%13.7%
20114.5%12.1%
20104.4%11.9%
20094.7%11.7%
20084.3%12.5%
20074.6%11.9%
20064.2%11.8%
20054.5%13.3%
20045%13.1%
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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

12-17 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Major depressive episode in the past year among U.S. youths by gender 2004-2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. youths with a major depressive episode in the past year from 2004 to 2018, by gender. In 2018, some 7.7 percent of male respondents and 21.5 percent of female respondents reported that they had a major depressive episode in the past year.
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