Special Report

States Where People Are Getting the Most Sleep

Methodology

To determine the states where residents report getting the most and least sleep, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the share of adults in every state who report getting less than seven hours of sleep. These figures were obtained from the 2021 report by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.

The share of adults in each state reporting frequent mental distress and the share of adults who report fair or poor health also came from the 2021 CHR report. 

The obesity rates — the share of residents 18 and over who report a body mass index of 30 or greater —  came from the 2021 CHR report.

The share of adults with high blood pressure was compiled by the United Health Foundation using 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, the latest year for which data is available, from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. 

The poverty rate and median household income listed came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey and are 1-year estimates.

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