A new study went to determine and rank the most and least stressed states in America. As it did so, it determined that people living in Alabama have the highest stress levels, although most other states come with their own reasons to worry.
The new report was carried out by WalletHub and involved all the 50 America states and also the District of Columbia. It was based on data from the U.S. Census and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, it used information offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The research team analyzed and looked for 4 key dimensions. These included health or safety-related stress as well as family-related one. It also looked for money or work related stress elements. According to the report, these can be based on a number of different factors.
For example, they can be determined by the housing affordability or childcare cost. Also, the job security and number of work hours per day are also considered to be among the top stress factors.
Minnesota Is In The Least Stressed States List
This most and least stressed states report established the following. The Southern states seem to be the most worried ones. Alabama occupies the top position as it reportedly shows the highest overall levels of stress. It is followed, in this top 3, by Louisiana and then Mississippi.
Per capita, Alabama reported the highest number of people with a poor health. At the same time, it also has the lowest number of psychologists. State residents also seem to be sleeping less than people living in other areas. They also seemingly have the lowest credit scores.
On the opposite end, Minnesota is considered to be the least stressed state. In the top 3 of lowest levels of stress, it is followed by North Dakota and Iowa.
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