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Mental Health Status Improvement

MHMD-4.1 Reduce the proportion of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who experience major depressive episodes (MDEs)

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

Baseline: 8.3 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years experienced a major depressive episode in 2008
Target: 7.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
Data for this objective HP2020 data for this objective
Data Details Details about the methodology and measurement of this HP2020 objective
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Revision History:
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