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Table 1 Selected characteristics of the adult US civilian, non-institutionalized populations based on K-6 screening for psychological distress (PD), MEPS 2015

From: The medical home functions of primary care practices that care for adults with psychological distress: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Patients with PD Diagnosis Patients with no PD Diagnosis
Mean % (95% CI)a (n = 267) Mean % (95% CI) (n = 4023)
Age, in years 52 (48, 55) 53 (52, 54)
Female 64 (55, 72) 58 (56, 60)
Race/Ethnicity
 White Non-Hispanic 65 (56, 73) 68 (65, 71)
 Black Non-Hispanic 9 (6, 13) 10 (9, 12)
 Hispanic 19 (13, 26) 14 (12, 16)
 Other Non-Hispanic 7 (3, 15) 8 (6, 11)
Marital status
 Married 71 (63, 80) 78 (76, 80)
 Never Married 28 (20, 37) 22 (20, 24)
Education
 No High School Degree 12 (8, 18) 5 (4, 6)
 High School Degree or Above 88 (82, 92) 95 (94, 96)
Insurance status
 Any Private 32 (24, 42) 69 (67, 71)
 Public Only 61 (50, 71) 26 (24, 28)
 Uninsured 7 (4, 12) 5 (3, 6)
Income
 Low Income 65 (58, 73) 29 (27, 31)
 Middle income 24 (17, 32) 29 (27, 32)
 High income 10 (6, 18) 42 (39, 45)
Interview language
 English 93 (92, 94) 89 (82, 93)
 Other 7 (5, 8) 11 (6, 18)
Percieved Health Status
 Excellent/Very Good 13 (7, 22) 51 (49, 53)
 Good/Fair/Poor 87 (78, 93) 49 (47, 51)
Chronic Conditions
 No Chronic Conditions 14 (10, 20) 30 (28, 33)
 High Blood Pressure 62 (53, 70) 46 (44, 49)
 Diabetes 29 (22, 38) 15 (13, 16)
 Cancer 15 (10, 23) 15 (13, 16)
 Coronary Heart Disease 13 (9, 19) 8 (6, 9)
 High Cholesterol 50 (42, 59) 43 (41, 46)
 Asthma 26 (19, 35) 12 (11,13)
 Stroke 16 (9, 25) 5 (5, 6)
 Angia 7 (4, 12) 4 (3, 5)
 Heart Attack 13 (8, 19) 5 (5, 6)
Census Region
 Northeast 12 (9, 17) 19 (16, 22)
 Midwest 22 (17, 28) 21 (18, 24)
 South 44 (35, 52) 36 (32, 39)
 West 22 (17, 29) 25 (22, 28)
  1. Data from MEPS, 2015 household component and medical organization survey files
  2. Data was weighted to adjust for complex survey design and is nationally representative
  3. aMay not sum to 100 due to rounding
  4. Abbreviations: MEPS is the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey