New Jersey has 2nd lowest depression rate in US, behind only Hawaii

New analysis shows New Jersey has the second lowest depression rate in the U.S., behind only Hawaii.

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2020, 12:05 PM

Updated 1,606 days ago

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New analysis shows New Jersey has the second lowest depression rate in the U.S., behind only Hawaii.
The analysis was released by QuoteWizard, a LendingTree company.
According to the website, 12.98% of New Jersey adults are depressed, compared to 11.76% of Hawaii residents and 14.48% of California residents.
The website determined the average depression rate in each state by using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the years 2014 to 2018.
The report also found over the five-year study, New Jersey also posted one of the more impressive declines in depression.
California was ranked the third lowest.
The state with the highest rate of depression was Oregon, followed by West Virginia and Maine.


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