One More Thing to Stress About: The Economy

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Stress is no stranger to moms. But with the U.S. and world economies heading into deeper slumps, women are worrying more about money. According to the American Psychological Association, 80 percent of us are concerned about our personal finances and our country's finances to the point of anxiety or losing sleep. Read on for more stress statistics.

  • 50 percent worry about providing for basic family needs
  • 56 percent worry about the future of their jobs
  • 60 percent are angry and irritable over the current economic crisis
  • 52 percent are losing sleep
  • 47 percent have headaches
  • 35 percent have upset stomachs
  • 34 percent experienced muscular tension because of stress

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