Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Location. Location. Location.


According to follow-up research due out in June 2009 from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine where you live can shape how you feel.

The county-by-county map above shows the percentages of residents who reported "Frequent Mental Distress" (FMD)—defined as 14 or more days of emotional discomfort, including "stress, depression and problems with emotion," during the previous month. Of note, Kentucky was the "saddest" state while Hawaii was the "gladdest".

Over 2.4 million adults were the subjects for this study from about mental health in America from 2001 through 2006. For more, read here



Strine, T. (2004). Risk behaviors and healthcare coverage among adults by frequent mental distress status, 2001 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 26 (3), 213-216

12 comments:

Battle Weary said...

I'm not surprised that Hawaii was the "gladdest"! Everything is so much more laid back there...I'm sure that has a lot to do with it!

CrackerLilo said...

This is really interesting! NYC seems pretty high up on the "saddest" scale--that doesn't surprise me.

alan said...

I wonder if along with our shared border that might possibly reach across the state line as well...that would give a whole new meaning to "Greater Kansas City"!

alan

jumpinginpuddles said...

since our move to the beach we ahve not suffered teh depression or the a lot of the pain that was plaguing us, our sea change saved our life and we would never live anywhere that wasnt near water ever again. We need water.

Anonymous said...

I live in two states year round. Guess I am double "sad"

::jeremy::

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Another interesting post! I linked here again.

Id it is said...

...my location makes me close to the 'glad' :)

Torsten said...

It(He,She) is lamentable these things, because a time ago behind wise that the medical services were a problem for many persons and up to the moment they neither find they do not even give any solution, apparently the government forgot what promised and it is now where it is that to there be remembered(reminded), before that is very late, the medical assurance is important for many people, like that they indicate it in findrxonline, the web page that delivers a lot of information about this debate.

Kahless said...

Thats a cool map!

Dr. Deb said...

Amazing to see how varied the self-reporting was not only from state to state but within states and counties.

Marj aka Thriver said...

Well, we have over 300 days of sunshine here in Colorado, so that's gotta help.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hawaii here I come!