Virus Outbreak Missouri

A man wearing a protective face mask leaves a coffee shop Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Eureka, Mo. Eureka Mayor Sean Flower is encouraging business in the town of roughly 10,000 to reopen when the state of Missouri eases restrictions put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus next week despite the fact that St. Louis County, where Eureka is located, has extended its stay-at-home order until at least mid-May.

(The Center Square) – The share of Missouri residents who reported anxiety symptoms during the week of July 16 stood at 34.9 percent, the 28th highest percentage among the 50 states, according to a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) study.

The study, which was made in partnership with the Census Bureau, was launched to generate data about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting U.S. households, both socially and economically. The online responses gathered by researchers are part of what’s called the Household Pulse Survey.

Data collection, which began in April, focused on obtaining information about how often Americans reported anxiety and depression symptoms. The questions used are based on a standardized health questionnaire and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale.

In comparison with the state-by-state results, 36.1 percent of adults nationwide said they experienced anxiety symptoms during the week of July 16. During the January-to-June period of 2019, 8.2 percent of adults aged 18 and over reported having anxiety symptoms, the NCHS reported.

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Level of Anxiety Symptoms Reported in mid-July

RankState% of Adults With Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder (Week of July 16)
1Oregon45.4%
2New Mexico44.7%
3Nevada43.7%
4Rhode Island41.8%
5Arizona41.3%
6Tennessee40.1%
7Alabama39.9%
8Oklahoma39.6%
9California38.9%
10Wyoming38.8%
11Mississippi38.6%
12Louisiana38.5%
13Texas38.4%
14Colorado38.0%
15Illinois38.0%
16Idaho37.3%
17Hawaii37.2%
18Washington37.1%
19Arkansas36.8%
20Indiana36.8%
21Michigan36.3%
22New York36.2%
23Kentucky35.9%
24Maine35.7%
25South Carolina35.7%
26Georgia35.5%
27Florida35.1%
28Missouri34.9%
29Kansas34.8%
30Utah34.6%
31New Jersey34.2%
32Virginia34.2%
33New Hampshire34.0%
34Alaska33.8%
35Maryland33.2%
36North Carolina33.1%
37Ohio32.8%
38Minnesota32.3%
39Iowa31.3%
40Massachusetts31.1%
41West Virginia31.1%
42Connecticut30.4%
43North Dakota30.3%
44Nebraska30.0%
45Wisconsin29.9%
46Pennsylvania29.2%
47Vermont29.2%
48Delaware29.0%
49South Dakota27.6%
50Montana27.5%

Source: National Center for Health Statistics