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Large Metro Areas Top Small Towns, Rural Areas in Wellbeing

May 18

Smoking, Obesity, High Blood Pressure All Lower in Large Metro Areas

Residents living in large metro areas enjoy decided advantages over residents living in small towns and rural areas on several individual wellbeing metrics, including obesity, smoking habits, regular use of a dentist, and having health insurance. While folks living in small towns and rural areas feel safer walking alone at night and have lower daily stress, people living in big metro areas have lower rates of diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, and health issues that prevent normal activities. Job satisfaction, however, is somewhat higher in small towns and rural areas.

via Large Metro Areas Top Small Towns, Rural Areas in Wellbeing.

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