How Does Depression Vary By State?

How Does Depression Vary By State?

Minnesota has nearly the highest rates of major depression in the country, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield of America. The data examined medical claims from more than 41 million commercially insured Blue Cross Blue Shield members from 2013 to 2016 and compared depression rates among states, age groups, and gender. While Minnesota ranked near the top with a depression diagnosis rate of 5.8 percent, Hawaii showed the lowest rate at 2.1 percent. Women living in Minnesota tied with Maine for having the highest depression diagnosis rate in the country, with a rate of 8.1 percent. Minnesota’s...

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