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Felt depressed: past 4 weeks


For adults aged 18 and older, ADDOWN indicates how much of the time in the last four weeks the respondent felt downhearted and depressed. ADDOWN is one of a set of variables comprising the Short-Form 12 Version 2 measure of health status on the SAQ. For related variables and more information, please see ADDAYA.

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Beginning in 2017, MEPS transitioned to using the Veteran's Rand 12-item (VR-12) measure of health status instead of the SF-12, and replaced ADDOWN with ADPRST. ADPRST is identical to ADDOWN except that, instead of using a five-point response scale, it uses a six-point response scale.


  • 2003-2016: Adults aged 18 and older.


  • 2003-2016



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