Percentage of U.S. employees who stated the stress from their job caused them to regularly engage in unhealthy behaviors from 2015 to 2017*

Share of U.S. workers whose work-related stress caused unhealthy behaviors 2015-17 This statistic shows the percentage of employees in the U.S. who stated the stress from their job caused them to engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as drinking or crying regularly, from 2015 to 2017. During this time period, 63 percent of respondents stated that they "always, often, or sometimes" engaged in unhealthy behaviors to combat work-related stress.
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Always, often or sometimes63%
Rarely or never37%
Percentage of respondents
Always, often or sometimes63%
Rarely or never37%
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This statistic shows the percentage of employees in the U.S. who stated the stress from their job caused them to engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as drinking or crying regularly, from 2015 to 2017. During this time period, 63 percent of respondents stated that they "always, often, or sometimes" engaged in unhealthy behaviors to combat work-related stress.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
June 1, 2015 to March 1, 2017
Number of respondents
17,140 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
employees across 19 industries
Method of interview
Online survey
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* Unhealthy behaviors include regularly drinking or crying.
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