Kentucky ranks next-to-last in a measure of each state’s overall well-being.
It’s the sixth straight year Kentucky has come in 49th in the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which was released Thursday.
The rankings are based on 176,000 phone interviews across the nation, and measure five different categories:
Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life
Financial: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
Kentucky finished 49th in two of the five categories, social and physical activity, and was 48th in the category of purpose. The state ranked 46th in financial well-being.
The commonwealth's highest ranking was in community, where it finished 28th.