Poor Mental/Emotional Health and Income
Finger Lakes Region
The layered impact of the many stresses and challenges of living with financial instability leads to higher rates of poor mental health among the low income population. Analysis of the 2018 My Health Story survey results found that 31% of adults with household income below $25K reported fair or poor mental/emotional health, which was nearly double the rate among the overall population (16%). And among those with low income living in a neighborhood they assessed as unsafe, nearly half reported fair or poor mental/emotional health.
This data visualization is part of Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region's Health Report.
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