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MARK AUSTIN THOMAS: What are you stressed about? A nonprofit group has explored that question in a new study. It wanted to know what people find most stressful about their lives. Wanna guess what scored the highest? Here’s Ashley Milne-Tyte.
ASHLEY MILNE-TYTE: 48 percent of Americans said finances caused them more worry than anything else. 34 percent said health worries got them down, and just behind that came employment issues.
Latino-Americans are the most stressed about work matters. Doctor Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola is chairman of the board of Mental Health America, which conducted the survey.
DR. SERGIO AGUILAR-GAXIOLA:“This is the most uninsured group in the U.S. The employment that Latinos have often don’t pay for insurance.”
A couple of trends that go beyond ethnicity: Americans who don’t have college degrees are more stressed than those who do, and parents report higher levels of stress than non-parents.
I’m Ashley Milne-Tyte for Marketplace.
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