Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-10-09T08:21:50Z

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Kansas

Rank: 31

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 39.53

Air pollution level: 9.3

Child poverty rate: 23.1%

High school graduation rate: 79.0%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.6

Population lacking health insurance: 12.8%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 5.4

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 2.9

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 2.9

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 7,269

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 369

Personal income per capita: $39,005

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.445

Un- and under-employment rate: 11.2%

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