Special Report

States Getting the Most (and Least) Sleep

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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35. Wisconsin
> Adults reporting insufficient sleep (< 7 hrs.): 32.2%
> Adults w/ frequent mental distress: 10.0% (9th lowest)
> Adults w/ high blood pressure: 29.6% (12th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.1% (15th lowest)

34. North Carolina
> Adults reporting insufficient sleep (< 7 hrs.): 32.4%
> Adults w/ frequent mental distress: 11.7% (17th highest)
> Adults w/ high blood pressure: 35.2% (11th highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.4% (12th highest)

New Hampshire
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33. New Hampshire
> Adults reporting insufficient sleep (< 7 hrs.): 32.5%
> Adults w/ frequent mental distress: 10.9% (19th lowest)
> Adults w/ high blood pressure: 29.2% (8th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 8.2% (the lowest)

Portland Head Light in Maine at Sunrise
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32. Maine
> Adults reporting insufficient sleep (< 7 hrs.): 32.9%
> Adults w/ frequent mental distress: 11.6% (20th highest)
> Adults w/ high blood pressure: 34.1% (15th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.4% (22nd lowest)

Austin, Texas
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31. Texas
> Adults reporting insufficient sleep (< 7 hrs.): 33.0%
> Adults w/ frequent mental distress: 10.0% (9th lowest)
> Adults w/ high blood pressure: 29.5% (11th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.9% (14th highest)

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