A new health study reveals blue-collar workers often suffer the worst health.

The study comes from research group Gallup and wellness company Healthways, who gathered information about workers for its 2011 Well-Being Index. It found that those who keep society running—transportation and construction workers, for example—have worse health more often.

They also make up the majority of the country's workforce: According to 2010 statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 61 percent of U.S. workers are considered blue-collar.

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