Evansville ranks among worst cities in well-being

Evansville ranks 180th out of 189 cities

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evansville made a poor showing last year in a national survey of health and well-being, and according to that same survey things haven’t changed a whole lot since then.

On Tuesday, the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index released state- and community-level results for its annual survey, which ranks areas based on a range of health and wellness factors.

Last year, the Evansville metro area ranked 182nd of 189, based on telephone survey results from local residents. The metro area includes Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and Gibson counties, as well as the Kentucky counties of Henderson and Webster.

This year, the Evansville area ranked 180th of 189.

Statewide, Indiana ranked 40th this year, up from 42nd last year.

The top-ranked metro in the survey was Provo/Orem, Utah. The lowest-ranked was the Huntington/Ashland area in West Virginia/Ohio/Kentucky.

The survey asks respondents whether or not they smoke, whether they are obese, if they are satisfied in their job, whether they have health insurance, how often they exercise and numerous other questions.

To see the entire report, visit www.healthways.com.

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