Health » Appearance of depressive episodes: Appearance of depressive episodes among school-age children by gender

Appearance of depressive episodes during last 12 month among school-age (11, 13, 15 y. o.) children.

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, age, depression, gender

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Age (by year)
Gender (boy/girl) Academic year Depression 11 13 15 Total
Boys and girls 2005/2006 Have not appeared 72,7 68,6 60,4 66,9
Boys and girls 2005/2006 Have appeared 27,3 31,4 39,6 33,1
Boys and girls 2009/2010 Have not appeared 76,8 75,8 71,1 74,6
Boys and girls 2009/2010 Have appeared 23,2 24,2 28,9 25,4
Boys and girls 2013/2014 Have not appeared 73 71 66 70,1
Boys and girls 2013/2014 Have appeared 27 29 34 29,9
Boys 2005/2006 Have not appeared 74,2 74,4 66,4 71,3
Boys 2005/2006 Have appeared 25,8 25,6 33,6 28,7
Boys 2009/2010 Have not appeared 80,3 83,6 81,6 81,8
Boys 2009/2010 Have appeared 19,7 16,4 18,4 18,2
Boys 2013/2014 Have not appeared 77,3 79,2 75,8 77,5
Boys 2013/2014 Have appeared 22,7 20,8 24,2 22,5
Girls 2005/2006 Have not appeared 28,8 37,6 46,4 37,9
Girls 2005/2006 Have appeared 71,2 62,4 53,6 62,1
Girls 2009/2010 Have not appeared 73,7 68,4 61,6 67,9
Girls 2009/2010 Have appeared 26,3 31,6 38,4 32,1
Girls 2013/2014 Have not appeared 68,9 62,4 56,1 62,6
Girls 2013/2014 Have appeared 31,1 37,6 43,9 37,4