How stressed are people in New Jersey?

November 12, 2017

Stress levels among people in New Jersey are not very different from those among people nationally, but residents of South Jersey reported more stress than their northern neighbors in several life categories, a new study has found.

Researchers from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy released their findings from the New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll, which showed more than a quarter of state residents have a great deal of stress in their lives. For those in the southernmost parts of the state, it was sometimes even greater.

“New Jersey residents having a hard time making ends meet and those experiencing health problems are among those most likely to report high stress,” said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers center.

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