Personal Crises / Stress Statistics

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 Personal Crises or Stress FactorLife Change Unit (LCU) Value
1Death of a spouse100
2Divorce73
3Marital separation65
4Jail term63
4Death of a close family member63
6Personal injury or illness53
7Marriage50
8Fired from a job47
9Marital reconciliation45
9Retirement45
11Change in health of family member44
12Pregnancy40
13Sex difficulties39
13Gain of a new family member39
13Business readjustment39
16Change in financial state38
17Death of a close friend37
18Change to a different line of work36
19Change in number of arguments with spouse35
20Mortgage over $10,00031
21Foreclosure of mortgage or loan30
22Change in responsibilities at work29
22Son or daughter leaving home29
22Trouble with in-laws29
25Outstanding personal achievement28
26Wife begins or stops work26
26Begin or end school26
28Change in living conditions25
29Revision of personal habits24
30Trouble with boss23
31Change in work hours or conditions20
31Change in residence20
31Change in schools20
34Change in recreation19
34Change in church activities19
36Change in social activities18
37Mortgage or loan less than $10,00017
38Change in sleeping habits16
39Change in number of family get-togethers15
39Change in eating habits15
41Vacation13
42Christmas12
43Minor violation of the law11
Above sample size of 5,000 from the U.S., Europe, Central American, Oceania, and Japan. An LCU is a "Life Change Unit"
Stress Levels based on LCU’s in a single yearPercent of health problem increase
Mild Stress (150 – 199 LCU’s)37 %
Moderate Stress Level (200 – 299 LCU’s)51 %
Major Crises Level (300 + LCU’s)79 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: T.H. Holmes and R.H. Rahe "The Social Readjustment Rating Scale"
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

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