Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study population (N = 46, 119) by depression and anxiety status, BRFSS, 2006*

Ever diagnosed depression

Ever diagnosed anxiety

EDS




yes

no

yes

no

yes

no

n = 8, 019

n = 38, 100

n = 5, 546

n = 40, 573

n = 3, 978

n = 42, 141


Age (years)

44.4 (0.3)

46.0 (0.2)

43.7 (0.4)

46.0 (0.2)

42.0 (0.5)

46.1 (0.2)

Sex

Men

34.4 (1.0)

51.8 (0.4)

36.1 (1.2)

50.9 (0.4)

38.8 (1.6)

50.2 (0.4)

Women

65.6 (1.0)

48.2 (0.4)

63.9 (1.2)

49.1 (0.4)

61.2 (1.6)

49.8 (0.4)

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

75.1 (0.8)

70.2 (0.4)

72.0 (1.0)

70.8 (0.4)

64.4 (1.5)

71.5 (0.4)

Non-Hispanic black

6.8 (0.6)

10.0 (0.3)

7.2 (0.7)

9.8 (0.3)

11.5 (1.0)

9.3 (0.2)

Hispanic

13.4 (0.6)

14.9 (0.3)

15.5 (0.8)

14.6 (0.3)

18.0 (1.2)

14.4 (0.3)

Others

4.8 (0.4)

4.9 (0.2)

5.2 (0.5)

4.8 (0.2)

6.1 (0.7)

4.8 (0.2)

Education

< high school diploma

11.4 (0.7)

9.2 (0.2)

13.0 (0.8)

9.1 (0.2)

21.1 (1.3)

8.5 (0.2)

High school graduate

29.1 (0.9)

28.1 (0.4)

28.8 (1.1)

28.2 (0.4)

33.5 (1.4)

27.8 (0.4)

Some college/technical

29.4 (0.9)

27.3 (0.4)

29.2 (1.1)

27.4 (0.4)

27.9 (1.4)

27.6 (0.4)

≥ College graduate

30.1 (0.9)

35.4 (0.4)

29.0 (1.0)

35.3 (0.4)

17.5 (1.1)

36.1 (0.4)

Body mass index (kg/m2)

< 25.0

36.1 (1.0)

38.7 (0.4)

37.7 (1.2)

38.4 (0.4)

34.7 (1.5)

38.6 (0.4)

25.0- < 30.0

31.7 (0.9)

37.7 (0.4)

33.1 (1.1)

37.2 (0.4)

29.5 (1.4)

37.4 (0.4)

≥ 30.0

32.2 (0.9)

23.7 (0.4)

29.2 (1.0)

24.4 (0.4)

35.8 (1.3)

24.0 (0.3)

Marital status

Married

50.7 (1.0)

63.5 (0.4)

51.0 (1.2)

62.9 (0.4)

42.4 (1.4)

63.3 (0.4)

Divorced

15.0 (0.6)

8.0 (0.2)

14.1 (0.6)

8.4 (0.2)

14.8 (0.8)

8.5 (0.2)

Never married

18.4 (1.0)

17.4 (0.4)

20.2 (1.2)

17.2 (0.4)

23.0 (1.6)

17.1 (0.4)

Others

15.8 (0.7)

11.1 (0.2)

14.7 (0.8)

11.5 (0.2)

19.8 (1.3)

11.1 (0.2)


* Data presented as weighted percentages with standard errors in parentheses except for mean age. BRFSS = Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, EDS = Elevated depressive symptoms

Zhao et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:102   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-102

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