Objective: This study is meant to analyze the effects of poor mental health as it relates to other health outcomes. Methods: Data on mental and physical health will be collected from the County Health Rankings website. Then tests will be performed to compare rates of poor mental health days between Ohio and various other states. Then the number of poor mental health days will be correlated to physical inactivity and premature death rates to see if there is a positive or negative correlation. Lastly, poor mental health days and insufficient sleep will he used to see if those two variables can predict adult obesity rates as a health outcome. Results: Ohio was found to have significantly more mentally unhealthy days than other states such as Colorado and California. In Ohio, mentally unhealthy days was also significantly correlated with both premature death and adult obesity.
Graves, T. (2020). Looking into the Importance of Mental Health in Ohio. Wright State University. Dayton, Ohio.