Table 2

Characteristics* of the study population (n=94110 women) by level of home and work stress and by diazepam use at baseline in 1982

Home stressMinimalLightModerateSevere
Age (mean years)51494849
25+ cigarettes/day (%)67913
2+ cups coffee/day (%)58575758
25+ g alcohol/day (%)7779
Divorced or separated (%)5457
Diazepam user (%)22316
Work stressMinimalLightModerateSevere
Age (mean years)49484849
25+ cigarettes/day (%)66811
2+ cups coffee/day (%)55566061
25+ g alcohol/day (%)8778
Divorced or separated (%)3469
Diazepam user (%)2235
Diazepam useNoYes
*Mean value or per cent of the population within each response category.
Age (mean years)4951
25+ cigarettes/day (%)810
2+ cups coffee/day (%)5851
25+ g alcohol/day (%)710
Divorced or separated (%)55