Large Variations In Income Associated With Depression In Women.

Reuters (10/10, Raven) reports that, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, there appears to be an increased rate in depression in US women in those states in which there are large variations in personal income. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing mental health survey data on some 34,653 adults, then calculating income inequality levels for each state. Notably, women resident in the District of Columbia and in New York, appeared to have twice the risk for depression compared to women living in Alaska and Utah, where incomes did not vary so much.

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— “Income inequality linked to depression, “Kathleen Raven, Reuters, October 9, 2013.

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