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Amount of stress, past 2 weeks

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For sample persons age 18 and older, STRESAMT2WK reports whether the sample person experienced a lot of stress, a moderate amount of stress, relatively little stress, or almost no stress at all in the past 2 weeks.

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  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons age 18+.
  • 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from AIDS supplement).
  • 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement).


  • 1985, 1990, 1993, 1995