Gallup-Healthways data link low well-being status to heart attacks

07/24/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

According to a survey of more than 230,000 adults included in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 5.5% of people living in the 10 metro areas with the lowest levels of well-being reported having a heart attack, compared with 2.8% of those living in the 10 areas with the highest levels of well-being. The Gallup report found that in areas of low well-being, heart attack risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure and smoking were prevalent.

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