Tennessee ranks among the bottom when it comes to overall well-being, according to the annual Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index released Wednesday.
Overall well-being is measured based on physical health, outlook on life, job satisfaction and other factors that affect quality of life.
Tennessee was ranked 47th in the country in 2012. That's down from the state's 41st rating in 2011. The only states that ranked below Tennessee last year were Mississippi, Kentucky and West Virginia.
The states whose residents reported best overall well-being were Hawaii, Colorado and Minnesota.