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Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

Photograph by Gavin Hellier/Getty Images

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Tennessee

Rank: 11

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 59.26

Air pollution level: 11.1

Child poverty rate: 23.6%

High school graduation rate: 74.9%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 8.2

Population lacking health insurance: 14.9%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 5.3

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.1

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.1

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 9,194

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 613

Personal income per capita: $34,955

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.468

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.8%

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