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West Virginia residents called miserable

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 11:11 AM EST

WHEELING, W.Va.--

West Virginia was named “most miserable” for the fifth year in a row.

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, West Virginians have the most negative outlook about their future.

"Just 44.87 percent of residents described themselves as thriving, the lowest in the nation," the survey explains.

"West Virginians are also the least physically healthy...in the nation," with some of the highest rates of blood pressure and obesity.

The Mountain State also had the lowest score for overall emotional health, ranking either the lowest or second-lowest in nearly all of the indicators considered by Gallup-Healthways.

West Virginia residents tied for the second lowest life expectancy rate.

The average person lives to be around 75, according to the index.


West Virginia residents called miserable


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