Depression ‘rife’ among South Yorkshire women

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Residents in South Yorkshire are happy with their lives – but more than half are overweight and two-thirds of women suffer depression or anxiety, a poll has found.

The Yorkshire Health Study quizzed more than 27,800 patients at GP surgeries in South Yorkshire, asking them questions about their lifestyle, weight, drinking habits and health problems.

The survey – run by the NHS and both Sheffield universities – found that, overall, residents in the county rated their life satisfaction as being 7.5 on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being ‘completely satisfied’.

 

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