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<QuickStats> Trends in percentage of Korean adolescents who experienced depression, 2007-2018
  • Date2019-04-11 20:56
  • Update2021-04-15 17:44
  • DivisionDivision of Strategic Planning for Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Trends in percentage of Korean adolescents who experienced depression, 2007-2018

The percentage of Korean adolescents who experienced depression dropped from 41.3% in 2007 to 27.1% in 2018 by a decrease of 14.2 percentage points (%p). Based on the 2018 data, the percentage was 1.6 fold higher in schoolgirls (33.6%) than schoolboys (21.1%), and high school students (28.7%) had the higher percentage than middle school students (25.2%) (Figure A, B).

Figure A-B.

Source: The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey (KYRBS), http://www.kdca.go.kr/yhs
*The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a national school-based survey to assess the prevalence of and monitor trends in health-risk behaviors among Korean adolescents.

Reported by: Division of Chronic Disease Control, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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