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ERIC Number: ED508243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Youth with Depression/Anxiety. Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood. ASPE Research Brief
Macomber, Jennifer
US Department of Health and Human Services
The transition to adulthood can be particularly challenging when a young adult experiences mental health problems. This fact sheet uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to explore the young adult outcomes and adolescent risk behaviors of youth suffering from depression and anxiety as they make this transition. Depression and anxiety are captured using the MHI-5 scale, a validated measure collected from the youth when they were ages 18 or 19. The researchers designate the 8 percent of youth at the bottom of the scale distribution as experiencing depression/anxiety and compare them to all other youth, which they refer to as youth with less or no depression/anxiety. All differences discussed in this paper are significantly different at the 95 percent confidence level or above. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth