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Table 1 Percentages (%) of students’ responses in the perceived stress test

From: Stress and cardiometabolic manifestations among Saudi students entering universities: a cross-sectional observational study

  Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always
In the last month, how often have you…      
Been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? 5.3 11.7 47.3 27.3 8.4
Felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? 9.6 24.1 42.6 17.3 6.4
Felt nervous and “stressed”? 5.8 19.7 40.9 25.4 8.3
Dealt successfully with irritating life hassles? 2.7 9.0 43.5 37.3 7.6
Felt that you were effectively coping with important changes occurring in your life? 3.3 8.8 41.9 35.0 11.0
Felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems? 3.8 7.9 29.9 38.0 20.4
Felt that things were going your way? 4.1 13.2 48.7 27.1 7.0
Found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? 13.8 29.8 41.1 12.2 3.2
Been able to control irritations in your life? 4.9 17.3 46.1 24.4 7.3
Felt that you were on top of things? 5.2 16.5 46.3 23.8 8.2
Been angered because of things that happened outside of your control? 4.7 16.0 42.3 26.4 10.7
Found yourself thinking about things that you have to accomplish? 3.2 6.0 25.0 39.2 26.6
Been able to control the way you spend your time? 6.4 21.5 45.2 21.1 5.8
Found difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them? 6.9 24.5 48.2 15.8 4.6
  1. Note: Data presented in percentage (%).