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Raleigh ranks among least stressed in U.S. top 50 metros

Posted September 7, 2010 11:01 a.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2010 4:54 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh ranks among the least-stressed metro areas, while Charlotte ranks among the worst, according to a new survey from business news website Portfolio.com.

Raleigh ranks 47th among the top 50 largest metros in levels of stress, Portfolo.com says.

Charlotte, meanwhile, ranks 11th.

The Portfolio.com survey, reported in conjunction with American City Business Journals, is based on an index of 10 indicators.

Detroit ranked worst in the survey, followed by Los Angeles, Cleveland, the Riverside, Calif., area, St. Louis and New York City.

Salt Lake City had the lowest stress level, with Virginia Beach-Norfolk placing second.

Factors used in the rankings included: Unemployment, income growth, poverty, deaths from circulatory-system diseases, sunshine, unhealthy air, robberies, murders, commuting, and housing costs.

For more about the survey, read here.