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Had major depression, past 12 months

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For all persons, CMIMAJORD reports whether the person had any major depressions in the past 12 months. If necessary, the interview would explain to the respondent that a major depression is "a depressed mood and loss of interest in almost all activities for at least two weeks."

CMIMAJORD is part of the Mental Health Supplement in 1989 that collects information on the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of services people receive. For more information about this supplement and other related variables, please use the IHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: All persons.


  • 1989