According to the study, the biggest difference between men and women experiencing chronic stress was in Sweden, where 50% of women and only 36% of men experienced long-term stress. In Denmark, both men and women experienced the least amount of stress, but there was still a clear difference between the sexes.
The study found that the majority of Nordic respondents (84%) had experienced negative stress at some point, and a quarter of respondents experienced long-term stress (more than six months). About half of the respondents reported that they experience stress regularly or often.
The pandemic and its effects, such as economic instability, inflation and rising energy prices, have also caused stress in the Nordic countries. The study also concluded that the stresses of personal life affected Finns more than in other Nordic countries.
The research highlights the importance of dealing with stress and its negative health effects, such as sleep disorders, depression and anxiety. The results can also be used to inform about policies that aim to support the well-being of citizens in the Nordic countries.
Source: The Nordic Page