Health: Perception of Personal Stress Level, by region
Region and continentVery good/quite good,
in %
Quite poor/very poor,
in %
APAC6236
Europe5641
Africa5541
Americas5442
MENA5050
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: Oct 9 to Dec 10, 2022
  • Published: Apr 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

APAC shows the highest positive perception of stress management

APAC stands out with the highest proportion of adults reporting a very good or quite good perception of their personal stress level, at 62%. This is notably higher than the other regions, illustrating a potentially more effective coping mechanism or lower stress factors in this area.

MENA region is evenly split in stress perception

In the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, the perception of personal stress levels is evenly divided, with 50% of adults reporting their stress as very good or quite good, and the other 50% viewing it as quite poor or very poor. This parity indicates a significant variation in how individuals in the MENA region experience or manage stress.

European and African adults share similar stress perspectives

Europe and Africa exhibit closely matched perspectives on stress, with each region having 55%-56% of adults reporting a very good or quite good perception of their personal stress levels and 41% perceiving it as quite poor or very poor. These figures suggest comparable stress levels or coping mechanisms between these diverse continents.

The Americas report the highest stress concerns

The Americas have the lowest percentage of adults reporting a very good or quite good perception of their personal stress levels, at only 54%, coupled with the highest percentage of those perceiving it as quite poor or very poor, at 42%. This indicates that adults in the Americas might be facing more stress factors or have less effective stress management strategies compared to other regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What region has the highest positive perception of personal stress levels?

The APAC region has the highest perception of their stress level as very good or quite good, at 62%.

How does the MENA region perceive stress levels?

In the MENA region, 50% perceive their stress as very good or quite good and the other 50% view it as quite poor or very poor.

What are the stress perceptions in the European and African regions?

Both Europe and Africa have 55%-56% adults reporting their stress as very good or quite good and 41% perceiving it as quite poor or very poor.

Which region has the highest concerns regarding stress?

The Americas report the highest stress concerns with only 54% having a very good or quite good perception and 42% perceiving it as quite poor or very poor.

Terms and Definitions

Stress is a mental, emotional or physical strain or tension that arises from demanding circumstances. It is the body's method of reacting to a challenge or threat. The experience of stress can result in both positive and negative effects on an individual's health and behavior.

The personal stress level refers to the degree or intensity of stress experienced by an individual in their daily personal and professional lives. Personal stress level can vary greatly from person to person, dependent upon numerous factors including their unique psychological response, environment, lifestyle and ability to cope with different stressors.

Mental health refers to the condition of an individual's psychological and emotional wellbeing. It includes how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life and is crucial in maintaining healthy relationships and making good life choices. The ability to manage stress is an integral component of mental health.

Coping mechanisms are strategies that individuals use in order to deal with stressful situations. These techniques can be both healthy or unhealthy and can have a major impact on the person's personal stress levels and overall mental health.

Health disparity refers to a higher level of illness, injury, disability or mortality experienced by one group compared to another. Often associated with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage, health disparities may also be observed between different regions and can impact stress perception and management.
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