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Table 3 Description of U.S. adults > 18 years of age by depression status 2006 BRFSS (n = 65071506*)

From: A population-based cross-sectional study of health service deficits among U.S. adults with depressive symptoms

Variables Factors % Not currently depressed (n = 59068733*) % Currently depressed (n = 6002773*)
Sex Male 93.0 7.0
Female 89.4 10.6
Marital Status Married or Living with a Partner 93.4 6.6
Not Married or Partnered 87.1 12.9
Race and Ethnicity Caucasian 91.5 8.5
African American 87.9 12.1
Hispanic 89.4 10.6
Other/Multiracial 87.9 12.1
Age 18-29 Years 89.7 10.3
30-44 Years 90.2 9.8
45-64 89.2 10.8
≥ 65 Years 94.6 5.4
Children < = 18 Years Living At Home At Least One Child 90.3 9.7
No Children 91.0 9.0
Employment Status Employed 93.7 6.3
Unemployed 76.9 23.1
Not Working By Choice 93.5 6.5
Unable To Work 56.4 43.6
Get Needed Emotional Support Sometimes To Always 92.5 7.5
Rarely To Never 71.4 28.6
Satisfied with Life Satisfied To Very Satisfied 93.7 6.3
Dissatisfied To Very Dissatisfied 41.3 58.7
Physical Activity Exercised in Past 30 Days 93.5 6.5
Inactive 82.3 17.7
Activity Limitations Because of Health Do Not Have Limitations B/C Health 95.3 4.7
Have Limitations B/C Health 76.6 23.4
Smoking Status Current Smoker 81.4 18.6
Non-Smoker 92.9 7.1
BMI Neither Overweight Nor Obese 92.5 7.5
Overweight 92.2 7.8
Obese 86.1 13.9
Diabetes Do Not Have Diabetes 91.4 8.6
Have Diabetes 84.6 15.4
CVD Do Not Have CVD 91.3 8.7
Have CVD 82.6 17.4
Asthma Do Not Have Asthma 92.1 7.9
Have Asthma 82.1 17.9
Binge Drinking Not A Binge Drinker 90.9 9.1
Binge Drinker 90.1 9.9
Heavy Drinker Not A Heavy Drinker 90.9 9.1
Heavy Drinker 88.1 11.9
Geographic Locale Non-Rural 91.1 8.9
Rural 89.8 10.2
Health Service Deficits No HSD 93.3 6.7
At Least One HSD 87.5 12.5
Socioeconomic Status Lower SES 81.2 18.8
Middle SES 92.6 7.4
High SES 96.9 3.1
  1. * weighted n.