Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tanzania, Kenya ranked top happiest countries in Africa; Tanzania comes 3rd most stress-free country in the world

President William Ruto and Ethiopia PM Abiy ahmed

Tanzania is one of the top three stress-free countries in the world, while Kenya is one of the top stress-free countries in Africa.

Kenya has been listed as one of the African nations with the least stressed-out people living there, according to newly released research.

Kenya was rated fourth in the 4th Annual Mental State of the World Report, which was issued in March 2024. The median percentage of Kenyans who are troubled or suffering is 23%.

On the other hand, inhabitants of first-world nations like the United States and the United Kingdom did badly, scoring 25% and 35% of the total, respectively.

The nations with the largest percentages of residents experiencing discomfort or struggle were the basis for the ranking, which was calculated out of 100%.

The trend is also consistent with the average Mental Health Quotient (MHQ) ratings, of which Kenya scored 72, ranking it fourth in Africa and 28th overall.

Tanzania had a score of 88, placing it as the third-least stressed nation in the world. The Dominican Republic, on the other hand, came in first with an MHQ of 91, followed by Sri Lanka with an MHQ of 89.

Tanzania led the African rankings with an average MHQ of 83, followed by Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (71).

Six topics were the focus of the survey: drive and motivation, perspective and mood, mind-body connection, and social self.

Others include resilience, flexibility, and cognitive abilities. The United States and the United Kingdom were ranked lower due to criteria such as adaptation and resilience, drive, and motivation ratings.

“Across every dimension, adaptability and resilience and drive and motivation scored greatest across the majority of nations, while mood, outlook, and social self scored lowest,” the survey said in part.

“In 2023, information collected by the Global Mind Project discovered key variables that may demonstrate the aforementioned trends, such as getting a smartphone at a young age, frequently eating ultra-processed food, and a fraying of friendships and family relationships that are generally more commonly seen in Internet-enabled communities of wealthier countries.”