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Just how stressed out are Ohioans?

Just how stressed out are Ohioans?

Sarah Sole

We know you’ve had a lot on your plate, Columbus. And if you’re feeling a little frayed, well, you’re not alone.

It seems the entire state of Ohio is feeling a little frazzled. According to a study from RetailMeNot, Ohio is the 16th most stressed-out state in the country. A total of 15.4% of our population reports being in poor mental health, compared to 12.9% of adults nationally.


To conduct their study, RetailMeNot looked at CDC and Census data on variables affecting stress: self-reported mental and physical health, economic indicators like poverty and economic inequality, and health behaviors like good sleep and physical activity. After looking at the data, they compiled it into a composite score.

While Ohio had a composite score of 59.95, the most stressed out city in America, Mississippi, had a composite score of 85.73. Many of the most vulnerable states, like Mississippi, tended to be located in the southeast.

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