Women worry more than men: study

Women worrying

Women are more likely than men to often feel worried, nervous or anxious, a new US survey has found.

According to the research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US, about 22 per cent of women said they felt worried, nervous, or anxious daily or weekly, compared to 16 per cent of men.

In general, these feelings were more common in young and middle-age adults than older people, MyHealthNewsDaily reported.

Previous studies have found older adults are generally happier and less stressed than younger people.

In the new study, which took place in 2010 and 2011, participants were asked "How often do you feel worried, nervous, or anxious? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, a few times a year, or never?"

In men, 17 per cent of those ages 18 to 44, and 18 per cent of those between 45 and 64 reported daily or weekly worry, nervousness or anxiety. About 23 per cent of women ages 18 to 64 said the same.

Among those over age 75, eleven per cent of men and 16 per cent of women reported such feelings.

The study will be published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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