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Ohio ranks low on wellness survey


Ohio is one of the lowest ranking states on a survey seeking to measure well-being.

The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index took 2.5 million surveys to measure how people feel and experience their daily lives.

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It looked at measurements like how much people feel like they have a sense of purpose, what kind of physical health people are in, how much community and social support they have and whether people are in a good financial place.

The report scored Ohio as ranking 44 out of 50 states. South Dakota ranked the highest and West Virginia ranked the lowest.

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The overall score for the U.S. on the index dropped in 2017 from 2016. The report said it is the largest year-over-year decline in the 10-year history of the the index and no state showed statistically significant improvement compared to the previous year.

For the full report, read more here.



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