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Tenn. Ranks No. 6 State With Highest Rate of High Blood Pressure

(WASHINGTON) -- Tennessee was ranked the No. 6 state in the nation for the highest rates of high blood pressure, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 35.3 percent of Tennessee adults had high blood pressure in 2011.

Tennessee also ranked highly on the list of states with the highest rate of diabetes. The Volunteer State came in at No. 9, with diabetes affecting 12 percent of its residents.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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