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Insufficient sleep in Georgia is the 12th highest among the 50 states.

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In Georgia, about 3,105,500 adults — or 38.3% of the 20 and older population — do not get enough sleep, compared to 35.2% of adults nationwide. The share of adults reporting insufficient sleep in Georgia is the 12th highest among the 50 states.

Research has shown that sleep duration is linked to both regulation of blood sugar as well as metabolic changes, and that adults who regularly sleep less than seven hours a night are at increased risk of diabetes and obesity. Though it is not always the case, states with higher than average levels of sleep deprivation also often have higher rates of either diabetes, obesity, or both. In Georgia, 12.0% of adults have diabetes and 32.3% are clinically obese, compared to the national shares of 10.5% and 29.7%, respectively.

All data in this story is from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint report, 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. States were ranked based on the share of adults reporting insufficient sleep, which is less than seven hours per night on average

RankStateAdults not getting enough sleep (%)Adults with diabetes (%)Adult obesity rate (%)
1Hawaii43.2%11.1%24.6%
2West Virginia42.5%15.1%37.8%
3Kentucky42.1%12.7%34.6%
4Tennessee40.8%12.5%33.3%
5Ohio40.6%12.2%33.5%
6Michigan40.4%11.0%32.4%
7Alabama39.6%14.5%36.1%
8New York38.9%10.1%26.4%
9South Carolina38.8%13.3%34.0%
10Virginia38.6%10.7%30.5%
11Pennsylvania38.6%11.0%30.8%
12Georgia38.3%12.0%32.3%
13Indiana38.0%12.1%33.9%
14Louisiana38.0%13.0%36.3%
15Mississippi37.8%14.6%39.1%

-Gwinnettdailypost / 247wallst.com

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