There are some differences between age brackets and their stress levels. On a 10 point scale here are how the age levels rank related to stress.
Levels of Stress within the Generations:
- * 5.4 on a 10 point stress rating is reported by Millennials (age 18-33)
- * 5.4 on a rating scale is reported by GenXers (age 34-47)
- * 4.7 rating for Baby Boomers (age 48-66)
- * 3.7 rate for Mature citizens (age 67 and higher)
- * Millennials and GenExers report high stress with job stability, work issues and money.
- * Matures and Boomers say their issues center around health.
- * 52 percent of Millennials report that their daily stress keeps them awake at night.
- * 48 percent of GenXers report that their stress levels keep them from sleeping.
- * Compare those numbers to Mature citizens reporting only 25 percent of sleep disturbances and 37 percent for Baby Boomers.
- *Only 25 percent of this population say they are coping well.
* Millennials and GenExers report they are dealing with stress by overeating, excessive drinking and smoking more than other populations.
* This population tends to use shopping for coping and turn less to religion and stress management techniques.
So we have learned so far that Americans are stressed, women are doing a poorer job of stress management and our younger population is highly stressed. Next week we will look at regional trends before we talk about stress tips for everyone.