(04/08/2017)
Following the bottom ratings in health outcomes from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, now for eight years in a row, West Virginia has ranked 50th worst in a national health study from Gallup and Healthways.

The 2016 holistic-driven health study observed the feeling of purpose, social relationships, economic stress and security, community pride and actual physical health among residents.

A 2015 Gallup and Healthways report listed West Virginia as one of two states with the highest prevalence of diabetes.

The same group determined West Virginia was among states with the highest obesity rate every year from 2008 to 2014.

Last month, the Center for Disease Control reported the highest prevalence of heart disease across the nation is in West Virginia.


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