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Some Key Stress Statistics

These statistics have been gathered from the American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. Department of Labor), National Institute of Mental Health (NIH),, and Gallup.


General Stats
  • 55% of Americans are stressed throughout the day.

  • 66% report experiencing extreme amounts of stress regularly.

  • 18-33 year olds suffer the maximum amount of stress in the U.S.

  • It is estimated that 90% of all ailments and diseases are related to stress.

  • More women experience stress (52%) as compared to men (42%).

  • 77% of adults report the pandemic greatly increased their day-to-day stress.


Stress In the Workplace
  • 94% of working people report experiencing chronic stress at work.

  • 54% of working people report that work stress affects their home life.

  • 79% of US workers report they are either ready to quit their jobs, or have done so already, to avoid work-related stress.

  • 1 million people miss work each day due to stress.

  • 80% of workplace accidents come from stress or stress-related problems.

  • Workplace stress has been reported to cause 120,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • Workplace stress costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion each year.

  • Only 36% of employees feel financially secure.

  • Workload is the most common cause of workplace stress at 44%.

  • The global economy loses at least $1 trillion each year due to stress and related issues.


Student Stress
  • 80% of all students report feeling stressed often.

  • 50% of high schoolers report feeling stressed out.

  • 63.4% of college students report feeling overwhelming anxiety.

  • 64% of 15-29 year olds report chronic stress.

  • Top sources of stress among students:

    • Getting good grades: 61%

    • Looking good: 29%

    • Fitting in socially: 28%

    • Getting involved in extra-curricular activities: 21%

    • Being good at sports: 21%

  • 24% of college students are stressed about their future and finding a job.


Top causes of stress in America are reported to be:
  1. Work

  2. Money

  3. The economy

  4. Family responsibilities

  5. Housing costs

  6. Job stability

  7. Family health problems

  8. Safety

  9. Relationships

  10. Personal health problems


Most common symptoms of Chronic Stress
  1. Anger and irritability

  2. Fatigue

  3. Lack of motivation

  4. Worry or anxiety

  5. Headaches

  6. Feeling depressed or sad

  7. Sleep issues

  8. Acid reflux, upset stomach, or indigestion

  9. Constipation or diarrhea

  10. High blood pressure

  11. Cardiovascular disease

  12. Muscular tension

  13. Appetite changes

  14. Teeth grinding

  15. Sexual problems

  16. Hormonal imbalance

  17. Weight changes

  18. Change in menstrual cycle

  19. Erectile dysfunction

  20. Unexpected mood swings


Please don't be a stress statistic.





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