VA regional office rankings for PTSD scores

McClatchy NewspapersDecember 20, 2007 

This list contains these elements in this order: regional office, percent of cases with high rating (50 or above) for PTSD, average payment for all disabilities for recent veterans*.

Albuquerque, N.M.56%$669
Phoenix 51% $597
Little Rock 48% $734
St. Paul, Minn 46% $557
Providence, R.I. 45% $579
Denver 45% $567
Boston 44% $519
Louisville, Ky. 44% $580
Salt Lake City 43% $489
Oakland, Calif. 42% $559
Portland, Ore. 41% $660
Detroit 39% $536
New Orleans 38% $525
St. Petersburg, Fla. 38% $518
Buffalo, N.Y. 37% $523
Chicago 37% $479
Houston 36% $609
Columbia, S.C. 35% $564
Newark, N.J. 35% $479
Anchorage, Alaska 35% $482
Muskogee, Okla. 35% $560
Fargo, N.D. 34% $491
Los Angeles 34% $477
Milwaukee 33% $531
Waco, Texas 33% $530
Honolulu 33% $435
Seattle 33% $538
San Diego 33% $525
Montgomery, Ala. 33% $571
Philadelphia 32% $497
Togus, Maine 32% $661
Baltimore 32% $527
Huntington, W. Va 31% $586
Wichita, Kan. 31% $533
Winston-Salem, N.C. 31% $545
White River Jct. Vt. 30% $492
Indianapolis 29% $477
New York 29% $487
Sioux Falls, S.D. 29% $515
Roanoke, Va. 27% $538
Nashville, Tenn. 27% $467
Hartford, Conn. 27% $492
Reno, Nev. 28% $518
Atlanta 26% $494
Cleveland 26% $488
Manchester, N.H. 26% $525
Wilmington, Del. 24% $462
Des Moines, Iowa 23% $530
St. Louis 22% $502
Cheyenne, Wyo. 21% $441
Pittsburgh 21% $443
Boise, Idaho 20% $502
Jackson, Miss. 20% $469
Fort Harrison, Mont. 18% $500
Totals 35% $528

*McClatchy identifies "recent veterans" as those who joined the military after the first Persian Gulf War and were discharged sometime after the Afghanistan war started.

Source: McClatchy analysis of VA data. Two offices — in Nebraska and Washington, D.C. — were excluded for insufficient data.

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