Depression Bites Employer’s Budgets

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Of ten modifiable health risk factors, depression cost employer's about 48% more on healthcare than non-depressed employees. Those with high blood sugar or hypertension each cost about 31% more, and those who used tobacco or were physically inactive each cost about 16% more. Effectively implemented health promotion programs should reduce employee healthcare costs.

PositiveTip: Do something today to make a difference in your modifiable risk factors.