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  • Oregon, West Virginia and Maine have the highest rates of depression

    January 1, 2020 by QuoteWizard

    SEATTLE,¬†Dec. 26, 2019¬†/PRNewswire/ —¬†QuoteWizard¬ģ, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, released a¬†report¬†on depression rates among all 50 states, and the impact of mental health care access on decreasing numbers.

    QuoteWizard found that states which rated highly for mental health care access also saw significant decreases in depression from 2014 to 2018. Massachusetts had the second-best access to mental healthcare and saw a 16% decrease in depression rates over a five year period. On the opposite end, states with low ratings to mental health care access mostly saw increases in depression rates from 2014 to 2018.

    Key findings:

    • States with high rate of access to mental health care saw decrease in depression rates.
    • Oregon,¬†West Virginia¬†and¬†Maine¬†have the highest rates of depression.
    • Alaska,¬†Louisiana¬†and¬†Tennessee¬†saw largest increase of depression.
    • New Mexico,¬†Massachusetts¬†and¬†Connecticut¬†saw the largest decrease of depression.
    • Hawaii,¬†New Jersey¬†and¬†California¬†have lowest rates of depression.
    • 17.3 million Americans living with depression.
    • Access to mental health care through insurance is a significant barrier for people with depression and mental illness.

    To view the full report, visit: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-highest-depression-rates 

    Methodology

    QuoteWizard analyzed Center for Disease Control (CDC) data to find the prevalence of depression in each state. We analyzed depression rates in each state over a period from 2014 to 2018 to find a five-year average in each state. Rankings 1 to 50 are based on the five-year average of depression rates. Prevalence of depression rates in each state are determined by people who have indicated a diagnosis of a form of depression. Also included is the percentage change in depression rates from 2014 to 2018 to show to increase and decrease of depression rates in each state. Access to mental healthcare rankings provided by Mental Health America to show direct correlation of how access to mental healthcare impacts the increase or decrease of depression rates.

    Rank

    State

    Depression Rate

    % Change in Depression Rate

    Access Rank

    1

    Oregon

    25.20%

    9.17%

    23

    2

    West Virginia

    24.62%

    12.71%

    28

    3

    Maine

    23.52%

    -3.80%

    5

    4

    Arkansas

    23.2%

    4.65%

    34

    5

    Kentucky

    22.84%

    0.42%

    30

    6

    Oklahoma

    22.70%

    6.88%

    38

    7

    Alabama

    22.64%

    12.68%

    45

    8

    Vermont

    22.64%

    -2.75%

    1

    9

    Tennessee

    22.36%

    17.76%

    41

    10

    Washington

    22.22%

    9.26%

    24

    11

    Utah

    21.98%

    17.39%

    37

    12

    Missouri

    21.96%

    2.30%

    25

    13

    Michigan

    21.74%

    13.17%

    14

    14

    Rhode Island

    21.62%

    0.97%

    3

    15

    New Hampshire

    21.54%

    -1.43%

    9

    16

    Louisiana

    20.76%

    24.06%

    40

    17

    Montana

    20.58%

    7.35%

    27

    18

    Ohio

    20.10%

    -4.31%

    10

    19

    South Carolina

    20.06%

    0.00%

    46

    20

    Indiana

    20.06%

    -4.83%

    21

    21

    Mississippi

    19.86%

    9.05%

    47

    22

    Pennsylvania

    19.62%

    9.64%

    12

    23

    New Mexico

    19.60%

    -18.48%

    20

    24

    Massachusetts

    19.56%

    -16.59%

    2

    25

    Kansas

    19.24%

    11.29%

    42

    26

    North Carolina

    19.16%

    4.21%

    43

    27

    Idaho

    19.14%

    0.00%

    31

    28

    Wyoming

    18.92%

    -5.79%

    44

    29

    Minnesota

    18.18%

    -3.30%

    7

    30

    North Dakota

    18.14%

    13.29%

    17

    31

    Nebraska

    17.96%

    -2.26%

    33

    32

    Wisconsin

    17.92%

    15.29%

    6

    33

    Delaware

    17.90%

    -7.65%

    13

    34

    Iowa

    17.88%

    -12.30%

    4

    35

    Arizona

    17.88%

    -10.70%

    35

    36

    Colorado

    17.58%

    -7.65%

    16

    37

    Georgia

    17.32%

    -6.56%

    49

    38

    Connecticut

    16.98%

    -15.30%

    8

    39

    Virginia

    16.92%

    -4.60%

    36

    40

    Alaska

    16.90%

    29.49%

    22

    41

    Illinois

    16.80%

    5.99%

    19

    42

    South Dakota

    16.42%

    -1.81%

    29

    43

    Nevada

    16.14%

    0.64%

    48

    44

    Maryland

    16.12%

    -3.14%

    11

    45

    Florida

    15.92%

    -3.70%

    39

    46

    Texas

    15.28%

    13.01%

    50

    47

    New York

    14.88%

    -5.03%

    15

    48

    California

    14.48%

    15.79%

    26

    49

    New Jersey

    12.98%

    -11.94%

    32

    50

    Hawaii

    11.76%

    17.76%

    18

    About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

    For more information, go to www.quotewizard.com, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @quotewizard.

    About LendingTree¬†LendingTree (NASDAQ:¬†TREE) is the nation’s leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers’ credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree’s purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life’s meaningful moments through choice, education, and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc.

    Media Contacts:

    Jericka –¬†jericka@lendingtreenews.com¬†

    Nathan –¬†nathan@lendingtreenews.com¬†

    Originally Posted at CISION PR Newswire on December 26, 2019 by QuoteWizard.

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