Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Iowa

Rank: 45

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 26.80

Air pollution level: 10.2

Child poverty rate: 12.5%

High school graduation rate: 86.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.6

Population lacking health insurance: 11.6%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 6.0

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 2.5

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 2.8

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,484

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 274

Personal income per capita: $38,084

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.427

Un- and under-employment rate: 10.5%

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