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Table 2 Major Depressive Episode, Approximation of Annual Incidence.

From: Markov models of major depression for linking psychiatric epidemiology to clinical practice

   Major Depressive Episode Incidence  
   1994–96 1996–98 1998–00 Average
Sex Male 2.8 (1.9 – 3.6) 2.5 (1.9 – 3.1) 2.9 (2.2 – 3.6) 2.7
  Female 4.3 (3.7 – 5.0) 4.7 (3.8 – 5.5) 4.6 (3.8 – 5.3) 4.5
Age 12–25 5.3 (3.8 – 6.9) 5.2 (3.5 – 6.8) 4.8 (3.3 – 6.2) 5.1
  26–45 3.6 (2.7 – 4.5) 3.8 (3.1 – 4.5) 4.1 (3.6 – 5.2) 3.8
  46–65 2.8 (2.0 – 3.6) 2.8 (1.8 – 3.7) 2.7 (2.0 – 3.5) 2.8
  > 65 1.5 (0.5 – 2.4) 1.6 (0.6 – 2.6) 1.5 (0.6 – 2.4) 1.5
Marital Status Wid/Sep/Div or Single 3.7 (2.4 – 5.0) 3.5 (2.4 – 4.5) 3.5 (2.5 – 4.5) 3.6
  Married* 3.6 (3.0 – 4.1) 3.5 (3.2 – 4.4) 3.8 (3.2 – 4.4) 3.6
Education Some > HS 2.8 (2.2 – 3.2) 3.9 (3.2 – 4.7) 3.7 (3.1 – 4.4) 3.5
  ≤ High School 4.6 (3.6 – 5.4) 2.9 (2.3 – 3.6) 3.8 (2.9 – 4.7) 3.8
  1. * includes "common law" status.