Monday, October 20, 2003

nope, never

Consider the survey question: "Have you ever had a time in life lasting two weeks or more when nearly every day you felt sad, blue, depressed, or when you lost interest in most things like work, hobbies, or things you usually liked to do for fun?"

So far, with the incoming data from the WLS, most people who said "yes" to this question in 1992 said "no" when they were asked the same question in 2003. In other words, most of the people who reported that they had sometime had a multiweek funk in 1993 denied that they had ever had this experience 11 years later.
           |       everdep03

everdep92 | no yes | Total
no | 351 64 | 415
yes | 75 66 | 141
Total | 426 130 | 556

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