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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 1.12 Stress at work, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2009

Stress at work

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Not at all stressful

[26]

21

14

17

25

a

a

20

Mildly stressful

[25]

30

28

31

36

a

a

31

Moderately stressful

[37]

40

40

36

29

a

a

36

Very stressful

[6]

8

12

13

8

a

a

10

Extremely stressful

[6]

1

7

2

2

a

a

3

Very/extremely stressful

[12]

8

18

15

10

a

a

13

Women

Not at all stressful

18

13

15

12

27

a

a

16

Mildly stressful

48

35

28

34

33

a

a

34

Moderately stressful

26

36

42

34

21

a

a

34

Very stressful

8

13

12

13

14

a

a

12

Extremely stressful

-

3

2

6

5

a

a

4

Very/extremely stressful

8

16

15

20

19

a

a

16

All Adults

Not at all/mildly stressful

58

50

43

47

60

[73]

a

51

Moderately stressful

32

39

41

35

25

[27]

a

35

Very/extremely stressful b

10

12

17

17

14

-

a

14

Bases (weighted):

Men

75

174

188

189

120

21

3

770

Women

79

138

170

179

97

10

0

673

All adults

153

312

358

368

217

31

3

1443

Bases (unweighted):

Men

43

131

161

178

112

25

5

655

Women

59

140

190

193

110

10

0

702

All adults

102

271

351

371

222

35

5

1357

a Data not shown due to small bases
b Percentage of adults reporting their job as 'very' or 'extremely stressful' is part of the national mental health indicator set for adults