Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Idaho Fourth Most Stressed in Nation

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Idaho is the fourth most stressed-out state, according to a survey released today. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index was compiled from interviews throughout 2010 of more than 350,000 adults in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Forty-three percent of Idahoans participating in the survey said they had experienced stress through much of the previous day. You don't have to travel far to experience more stress. According to the survey, Utah is the most stressed with more than 45 percent of those surveyed saying they had experienced stress "a lot of the day" the prior day. Hawaii came out as the "least stressed."

Below are the overall rankings.

Hawaii: 30.2 percent
Wyoming: 34.4 percent
North Dakota: 34.6 percent
South Dakota: 35.5 percent
District of Columbia: 36.7 percent
Iowa: 37.7
Georgia: 37.7
Delaware: 37.9
Louisiana: 38.0
Nebraska: 38.1
Wisconsin: 38.1
Alaska: 38.3
Minnesota: 38.6
Texas: 38.7
South Carolina: 38.8
Kansas: 38.9
Florida: 38.9
Vermont: 39.0
Pennsylvania: 39.2
Arizona: 39.2
New Mexico: 39.2
Illinois: 39.3
Maryland: 39.3
California: 39.4
Montana: 39.5
Oklahoma: 39.5
Alabama: 39.6
Colorado: 39.6
Arkansas: 39.6
Mississippi: 39.7
Virginia: 39.7
New York: 39.8
Missouri: 39.9
Maine: 39.9
New Jersey: 40.0
Indiana: 40.2
Tennessee: 40.3
Michigan: 40.3
Connecticut: 40.4
North Carolina: 40.4
Washington: 40.9
Rhode Island: 41.0
New Hampshire: 41.1
Nevada: 41.2
Ohio: 41.9
Oregon: 42.3
Massachusetts: 42.6
Idaho: 43.0
West Virginia: 43.6
Kentucky: 44.9
Utah: 45.1

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