Poor Mental Health Rates

New York Finger Lakes Region

The charts below show a wide variation in the prevalence of persistent poor mental health, based on data from the 2016 BRFSS. The survey asked respondents how many days in past 30 days was their mental health “not good”, and explained that includes stress, depression and problems with emotions. The percentage of people reporting 14 or more days of poor mental health is clearly correlated with income, including a large disparity for the lowest income group. The prevalence among Medicaid enrollees is higher than among the privately insured. The differences across race/ethnicity and geography are not significant.

Poor Mental Health Rates chart