The Most Stressful States: Are You Living in One?

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The amount of stress you suffer from could be cause by your geographic positioning, reports

Not surprisingly, Hawaii ranks as one of the least stressful states, while those in Kentucky suffer the highest rate of stress.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System study looked at degrees of mental distress among 2.4 million adults over two periods: 1993-2001 and 2003-2006.

Those in high-stress rates were more likely to suffer from health conditions such as diabetes, anxiety and depression, and the same high-stress states also had higher rates of unemployment.


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