WA women might be able to boast the healthiest waistlines in the country but work still needs to be done on their mental health, an Australia-wide analysis has found.
The results published in Australian Women's Health magazine had WA as the only State to weigh in within a healthy body mass index range, with an average measurement of 24.52. Women in Victoria weren't far behind on 25.57.
The health report for females aged 25 to 39 used suburb analysis from the Alere Wellness Index done by Roy Morgan Research and answered by 50,000 Australians this year.
South West country WA was among the worst three for mental health, with higher rates of depression, anxiety and lack of work/life satisfaction, but was second-best for exercising and fitness, pipped by greater Hobart. The unhealthiest regions were southern Brisbane, north- eastern rural NSW and northern Adelaide.