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Relationship between health habits, engagement and depression

Thanks again to everyone who completed the survey I handed out on Thursday!

I wanted to find out if being actively engaged with something that is personally meaningful can counter depression (regardless of personal health habits). I sorted the answers to my questions into three groups - health habits, levels of engagement and symptoms of depression.  You can see the results in the chart below.

Yellow = personal health habits

Purple = level of engagement

Blue = depression

Relationship between Personal Health Habits, Engagement and Depression

 The numbers at the bottom indicate individual respondents (24), the numbers on the left are perecentages (how depressed, engaged, healthy, etc.) up to 100%.

From this small sample, it looks like levels of engagement tend to correspond with personal health habits and that, in general, depression is conversely related to both.

 

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