Stress was highest among adults who were not in a couple relationship.
People experience stress in response to challenges in everyday life. Sometimes stress can help us get things done. But long-term stress can increase the risk of depression, heart disease, and other problems by “turning on” biological stress responses too often and for too long.
Based on their responses to 4 questions about how often they had experienced selected symptoms of stress in the past 30 days, “perceived stress” scores on a scale from 4 (low) to 20 (high) were computed for King County adults. In 2011, King County adults had an average stress score of 8.6.
- Adults who were not in a couple relationship had higher stress scores than those with partners.
- Adult stress levels were not related to having children in the household.
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