Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds Oklahomans among most miserable people in the country

A new study is calling Oklahoma one of the most miserable states in the country.

Thousands of people from all 50 states were asked about their physical and emotional health.  Factors included employment, education and local environment.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index spearheaded the study that found Oklahoma was the ninth most miserable state in the country.  West Virginia topped the list.

In the states with the best wellbeing, residents were less likely to smoke, exercise regularly and learned new things every day.

The study showed Oklahomans had the most unhealthy behaviors in the nation, with only half the population reporting eating fruits and vegetables daily.  Oklahomans said they had poor access to basic necessities like drinking water and more than six percent of adult participants said they suffered a heart attack in the past year.

North and South Dakota and Nebraska received the best ratings.

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