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Drivers work to navigate Bluebonnet Boulevard near Perkins Rowe during rush hour, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

College football success may be nice, but it doesn't do much to alleviate stress levels: Alabama is the most stressed out state in the nation, and Louisiana isn't far behind, a study shows. 

The rankings came from a recent study by WalletHub, which weighed several factors to determine the overall stress of each state. Mississippi rounded out the top 3, as well as the triumvirate of southern hand-wringing. 

The study broke down stress levels by four types of stress — work-related, money-related, family-related, and health- and safety-related — with points assigned for each. Factors of each included things like average hours of work per week, average commute, bankruptcy rate, housing affordability and suicide rate.

Louisiana came in with a stress score of 56.22, just percentage points behind Alabama at 56.91. In contrast, Minnesota came in with the least stress and a total of 31.07.

Some of the other interesting finding for Louisiana: 

  • No. 4 in lowest credit score
  • No. 3 in highest % of population living below poverty line
  • No. 4 in highest divorce rate
  • No. 4 in highest % of adults in fair/poor health
  • No. 1 in fewest psychologists per capita

According to the findings, typically northern states have lower stress, in general. Iowa, North Dakota and Minnesota were the least stressed states, respectively, according to the findings. 

Source: WalletHub

For the full report from WalletHub, click here