QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Felt Worried, Nervous, or Anxious Daily or Weekly,† by Age Group and Employment Status§ — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2017
Weekly / April 26, 2019 / 68(16);378
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* With 95% confidence intervals shown by error bars.
† Based on a response of “daily” or “weekly” to the following question: “How often do you feel worried, nervous or anxious? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, a few times a year, or never?”
§ Employment status in the week before the interview included 1) working for pay at a job or business; or with a job or business, but not at work; or working, but not for pay, at a family-owned job or business and 2) looking for work.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a representative sample of the adult, noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Adult Functioning and Disability Supplement.
In 2017, compared with adults currently working, the percentage of adults who reported feeling worried, nervous, or anxious daily or weekly was higher among those looking for work in all three age groups: 18–44 years (22.4% versus 32.1%), 45–64 years (17.3% versus 30.4%), and ≥65 years (14.3% versus 47.2%). The percentage of currently working adults who reported feeling worried, nervous, or anxious declined with age.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Toni Alterman, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-841-4210; Jia Li, MS; Sara E. Luckhaupt, MD; Roger Rosa, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Felt Worried, Nervous, or Anxious Daily or Weekly, by Age Group and Employment Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:378. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6816a5external icon.
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