Lonely, obese and depressed: statistics for Millennium Generation

Contrary to the popular belief depression is not just loss of the good mood. In fact it is serious disorder which is reflected in it’s full name – major depression disorder. The severity of the disorder is of great scale. Scientists believe that it will became the principal reason of loss of longevity by 2030.

Depression has been escalated by 33% during three years – 2013 to 2016, insurance statistics compiled by the Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) claims. The data used to compile the statistic is more than complete: it was computed by analyzing 41 millions of US customers. The association states that it was increased 63% in adolescent population and 47% in millennial population. Women are twice likely to be diagnosed with major depression than men.

Depression rate is highly varied from state to state. The most depressive regions in US are Pacific Northwest, New England and Midwest. The least depressive is Hawaii. The prevalence of depression is reaching 6.4% in Rhode Island, while HI is showing only 2.1% rate.

Depression data is well connected to the loneliness data. It shows that the millennial generation will be the loneliest and most obese generation analyzed.



Steve lives in Fulton with his wife and one son. In 2010, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University . Now, he writes software and gadget reviews and sport news for the team. During his free time, Steve coaches baseball to junior high school boys.


2 thoughts on “Lonely, obese and depressed: statistics for Millennium Generation

  1. Dorie Steffen

    This Blue Cross study is right about one thing- depression in the US is growing and one big cause is loss of community. Globally, locally and in Washington DC, the rich and powerful are playing their old game “Let’s you and him fight” to divide us so they can win. They promote the rise in hate and divisiveness, in racism, rich against poor, militarism and as they succeed, the result is loss of community. We become weaker as a people. No wonder we are growing more depressed. The dark forces are in control and are creating another type of great depression.
    Vote in November.

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