Report: Florida is most-stressed state in America

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- If you live in Florida and you're feeling stressed out, well you're not alone.

A new report used data from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey for 2008 to 2012, and ranked all states by their stress level.

Taking the top spot - Florida. And coming in second? Georgia.

The study used six different criteria to measure stress levels, including long commutes, unemployment and the number of hours spent working.

Rounding out the top ten are New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, New York, North Carolina and Arizona.

The least stressed state is North Dakota.

ABC 7 health reporter Alix Redmonde has this report on the effects of stress on our every day lives:


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