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Table 2 Depression (%) according to study year and parents’ education and employment status (number of persons in the group presented in the parentheses)

From: Self-reported depression is increasing among socio-economically disadvantaged adolescents – repeated cross-sectional surveys from Finland from 2000 to 2011

  Boys Girls
  Depression (%)
Parents’ employment and education 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2005 2006–2007 2008–2009 2010–2011 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2005 2006–2007 2008–2009 2010–2011
High education employed (18008) (21333) (24822) (27125) (27223) (22366) (15707) (18906) (22083) (24913) (25320) (22227)
Mild 7.2 6.8 7.0 7.5 7.3 6.7 14.2 12.7 13.1 13.0 13.2 12.6
Moderate 5.7 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.2 4.6 10.8 9.7 10.9 11.0 11.1 10.8
Severe 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 2.7 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.3
High education unemployed (5957) (6017) (6921) (4402) (7658) (8162) (5208) (5348) (6563) (6204) (7430) 8459)
Mild 9.7 8.9 9.8 10.1 10.2 8.6 15.5 15.2 15.5 16.1 16.2 16.0
Moderate 8.0 7.0 8.4 9.4 9.1 7.5 15.3 14.2 15.1 17.7 16.0 15.7
Severe 2.9 3.1 2.8 3.6 3.2 2.9 4.8 4.7 5.9 5.4 5.7 5.7
Medium education employed (9765) (10787) (9799) (10077) (8728) (9426) (10998) (11574) (11006) (11651) (10242) (8728)
Mild 7.2 6.6 7.4 7.8 7.9 6.7 14.3 13.3 13.8 14.4 14.4 13.6
Moderate 4.9 4.6 5.2 5.5 5.7 4.3 12.4 11.7 12.1 12.9 12.8 12.4
Severe 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.3 3.3 3.0 3.6 3.4 3.9 4.0
Medium education unemployed (5659) (5586) (4697) (3978) (4177) (4903) (6829) (5670) (5823) (5105) (5287) (5098)
Mild 9.4 8.6 10.1 10.9 11.1 9.2 16.5 16.3 16.6 16.5 16.7 15.5
Moderate 7.4 6.9 7.2 8.5 7.6 7.5 16.8 15.3 17.2 18.0 18.1 17.4
Severe 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.5 3.2 2.3 5.1 4.7 5.7 6.6 6.5 6.8
Low education employed (2503) (2372) (2095) (1907) (1432) (1908) (2566) (2235) (2052) (1956) (1410) (2139)
Mild 8.1 7.6 8.0 8.6 8.4 8.9 15.1 13.8 13.6 13.9 15.1 13.8
Moderate 5.6 5.5 5.8 7.4 8.0 5.3 14.1 13.0 14.7 14.3 15.7 14.8
Severe 2.2 2.9 2.7 2.4 4.1 2.7 4.6 3.5 4.4 5.3 5.4 5.1
Low education unemployed (1580) (1322) (1319) (1081) (911) (1441) (1871) (1493) (1423) (1125) (1003) (1851)
Mild 9.9 9.5 9.8 10.9 11.1 9.5 16.3 15.6 16.4 16.8 17.4 17.2
Moderate 7.7 10.1 7.5 11.7 11.1 7.2 18.1 18.1 19.2 18.1 18.2 20.3
Severe 6.5 9.1 9.1 13.0 13.7 12.8 6.4 6.8 9.0 9.9 12.4 11.5