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MHMD-9.2 Data Details

MHMD-9.2 Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with major depressive episodes (MDEs) who receive treatment

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
69.0 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of adults aged 18 or older with major depressive episode within the past 12 month who received treatment
Number of adults aged 18 or older with major depressive episode in the past 12 months
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A modified version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview is administered to assess criteria necessary for a diagnosis of Major Depressive Episode based on DSM IV for adults

Persons answering affirmatively to any of the battery of questions in the mental health service utilization module were considered to have received treatment.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, the original baseline was revised from 68.3 to 71.1 due to a change in programming. The target was adjusted from 75.1 to 78.2 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method. In 2014 due to a methodology change in NSDUH's calculation of estimates, the baseline was recalculated from 71.1 percent to 69.0 percent. This change affected the target, which was set for a 10 percent improvement. In 2014 the target was also revised from 78.2 percent to 75.9 percent.