U.S. workers say their health is holding up, but West Coast residents say working conditions are deteriorating rapidly.
Researchers at Gallup Inc., Princeton, N.J., and Healthways Inc., Nashville, Tenn., have released those findings in a report on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The well-being index is based on measures of factors such as emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment, basic access to the essentials of life, and personal assessments of a survey participant’s current and future life situation.
The overall index fell to about 64% in February, down from about 67% in February 2008.
The physical health sub-index was about 76%, down only slightly.