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  Quality of IHS Health Care

HOW DOES MY IHS AREA COMPARE AS OF 2012?

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Look at the bar chart. The tallest bar has the better score.

The scores are the percent of American Indians and Alaskan Natives patients ages 18 and older who are screened for depression during the year. A higher score is better because it means more American Indians and Alaskan Natives have been screened for depression.

The information on the bar chart comes from IHS computerized medical records. A computer search was done for all American Indian and Alaska Native patients 18 years of age and older with a depression screen during the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

As of 2010 Refusals are not included, prior years' data included refusals.

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2012 Percentages

Area chart -  Oklahoma City Area - Behavioral Health: Depression Screening

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Oklahoma City Area All IHS
69.9% 61.9%
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Health Topic: Depression
About 1 in 20 adults experience major depression in a given year. Depression and anxiety disorders may affect heart rhythms, elevate blood pressure, and alter blood clotting. Depression can also lead to elevated insulin and cholesterol levels. Depression or anxiety may result in chronically elevated levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Depression also frequently increases the risk of suicidal behavior. The risk for suicide linked with depressive disorders is significantly increased compared to the general population. Screening for depression is the first step to identifying patients who need help and follow up.

Who should be screened?
Adults 18 and older.

What is the GPRA measure?
The GPRA measure is the percentage of IHS AI/AN patients ages 18 and older who are screened for depression during the year.