2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Stress patterns among adult urban residents in Thane city, Maharashtra state
Author(s): Swati Rastogi, Srabani Bhattacharya and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This cross-sectional study, using convenience sampling, was conducted among 29 females (30.20%) and 67 males (69.80%), who were residing (for at least two years preceding the study) in Thane city, Maharashtra state, Western India. Prospective respondents were explained about the study and written informed consent was obtained. The participants were administered a pre-tested and pre-validated questionnaire. The average age of females was 50.11 +/- 15.57 years while that for males was 49.18 +/- 12.83 years. The gender differences in marital status, education were not significant while there was a significant gender difference (Z=6.811; p<0.0001) in employment. There was no gender difference in gym-going habits and frequency of self-reported diabetes and hypertension. There was significant gender difference in tobacco use (Z=3.721; p=0.0002), alcohol use (Z=4.217; p<0.0001) and family-related stress (Z=2.271; p=0.023). It is necessary to comprehend the impact of various stressors on family relationships and child development over time.
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How to cite this article:
Swati Rastogi, Srabani Bhattacharya, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Stress patterns among adult urban residents in Thane city, Maharashtra state. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(1):143-145.