Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

Photograph by Bruce Baumann/National Geographic

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Kentucky

Rank: 10

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 60.72

Air pollution level: 11.9

Child poverty rate: 24.7%

High school graduation rate: 74.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.8

Population lacking health insurance: 15.4%

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

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 4.3

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.8

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 9,005

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 243

Personal income per capita: $32,376

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.466

Un- and under- employment rate: 14.9%

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