Poor women at higher anxiety risk, says study

A new study says that 60% of the women living in poor areas are likely to suffer from anxiety disorders than women living in richer areas.

However, if men live in poor or rich areas, it doesn’t make any difference to their anxiety levels.

Anxiety disorders are caused due to excess worry, fear and habit to avoid possible stressful situations including social gatherings.

The research was done on around 21,000 people by the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.

The research studied the responses of the health and lifestyle questionnaires completed by the participants living in east England during 1993 to 2000.

The research found that one in 40 women and one in 55 men were found to have generalized anxiety disorder.

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