Gallup Daily: U.S. Health
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Based on the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index
In the Gallup-Sharecare health measure, ailing Americans are those who, reflecting on the day before they were surveyed, say they experienced physical pain, a headache, a cold, or the flu. Energized Americans are those who, reflecting on the day before they were surveyed, say they were well-rested, had energy, and experienced none of the above ailments. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 500 national adults; margin of error is ±5 percentage points.
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For the fifth straight year, Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the U.S. -- the 28.8% of residents without healthcare coverage in 2012 is the highest for any state since Gallup and Healthways began tracking it in 2008.
For the third consecutive year, Coloradans are the least likely in the U.S. to be obese and West Virginians are the most likely. Across most U.S. states, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure rates were unchanged in 2012.
Fewer Americans reported having employer-based health insurance in 2012 than did in 2008, 2009, and 2010, but at 44.5%, this figure is unchanged from 2011. Government-based health insurance continues to trend up.
78% prefer to try nondrug ways to address their physical pain.
Unemployment can be particularly devastating for young adults in high-income countries.
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