Depression-Related Outcomes for Children of Different Family Structures 1839% Depressed as an adolescent 218% 51% Depressed as an adult 197% 435 Suicide ideation as an adolescent 136% 301% Suicide ideation as an adult 71% 932% Distant from parents as an adolescent 358% 726% Distant from parents as an adult 435% 308% obese as an adolescent 138% 719% obese as an adult 372% Opposite-sex parents Same-sex parents The statistics behind same-sex parenting Over half of the young-adult children of same-sex parents report ongoing depression a surge of 33 percentage points from 18 to 51 percent of the total Meanwhile depression among the young-adult children of opposite-sex parents had declined from 22 percent of them down to just under 20 percent Obesity surged among both groups but the differences became significant over time with 31 percent obesity among young-adult children of opposite-sex parents well below the 72 percent of those from same-sex households While fewer young-adult children of same-sex parents felt “distant from one or both parents” as young adults than they did as teens the levels are still sky-high at 73 percent down from 93 percent during adolescence Feelings of distance among the young-adult children of opposite-sex parents actually increased but they started at a lower level from 36 percent in adolescence to 44 percent in young adulthood Read more at httpwwwthepublicdiscoursecom20160617255 Meme

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