D.C. is quite often getting voted as one of the best cities to live in for any number of reasons. We are apparently the second best "state" for millennials, we are the 7th best city for leading an active lifestyle and we consistently rank in the top 10 cities for working parents.
But a survey result that came through my inbox today has me DISTURBED! Did you know that D.C. residents are the least likely to change their underwear??
According to a study on Americans' personal hygiene habits conducted by Quality Logo Products, D.C. ranks as the third worst city for personal hygiene, behind Seattle and Denver.
A quick note: This study was only conducted in 25 cities, and only 2,732 people were surveyed total -- at least 100 people were surveyed in each city. So I wouldn't say this is the definitive source of information about all of D.C. However...
The study was conducted by asking participants questions about their personal hygiene such as how often do you shower/bathe (the most common answer was once a day), how often do you brush your teeth (twice a day), how often do you change your bed sheets (every three weeks), how long do you wear the same pair of underwear (one day) and more.
The results show that D.C. residents had the third highest percentage (6.8%) of people answer that they shower every 4-5 days, the second highest percentage (12.6%) of people who brush their teeth every 2-3 days and the highest percentages of people who wear the same pair of underwear for 4 or more days (18.4%) and who skip handwashing often or all the time (25.7%).
GUYS... WE CAN BE BETTER!
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale ranked as the best city for personal hygiene (aka my new best friends), followed by New Orleans, Charlotte, Detroit and New York.
To see full results or learn more about the study, click here.