Personal Crises / Stress Statistics

  Personal Crises or Stress Factor Life Change Unit (LCU) Value
1 Death of a spouse 100
2 Divorce 73
3 Marital separation 65
4 Jail term 63
4 Death of a close family member 63
6 Personal injury or illness 53
7 Marriage 50
8 Fired from a job 47
9 Marital reconciliation 45
9 Retirement 45
11 Change in health of family member 44
12 Pregnancy 40
13 Sex difficulties 39
13 Gain of a new family member 39
13 Business readjustment 39
16 Change in financial state 38
17 Death of a close friend 37
18 Change to a different line of work 36
19 Change in number of arguments with spouse 35
20 Mortgage over $10,000 31
21 Foreclosure of mortgage or loan 30
22 Change in responsibilities at work 29
22 Son or daughter leaving home 29
22 Trouble with in-laws 29
25 Outstanding personal achievement 28
26 Wife begins or stops work 26
26 Begin or end school 26
28 Change in living conditions 25
29 Revision of personal habits 24
30 Trouble with boss 23
31 Change in work hours or conditions 20
31 Change in residence 20
31 Change in schools 20
34 Change in recreation 19
34 Change in church activities 19
36 Change in social activities 18
37 Mortgage or loan less than $10,000 17
38 Change in sleeping habits 16
39 Change in number of family get-togethers 15
39 Change in eating habits 15
41 Vacation 13
42 Christmas 12
43 Minor violation of the law 11
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 year Percent 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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