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Table 3 Exposure to stressful life events and to psychological distress evaluated by the faces scale in the study sample (N = 1484)

From: Stressful life events and current psychological distress are associated with self-reported hypertension but not with true hypertension: results from a cross-sectional population-based study

Characteristics N (%)
Any event* 571 (38.5)
Any death** 214 (14.4)
Major illness in the family 149 (10.0)
Loss of job 145 (9.8)
Death in the family 143 (9.6)
Divorce 90 (6.1)
Severe accident 71 (4.8)
Close friend death 68 (4.6)
Violence 41 (2.8)
Migration 34 (2.3)
Death of spouse 14 (0.9)
Number of deaths  
   No death 1278 (85.6)
   1 death 179 (12.0)
   2 death 35 (2.3)
Number of events  
   No events 913 (61.5)
   1 event 407 (27.4)
   2 events 127 (8.6)
   3 or more events 37 (2.5)
Faces  
   Extremely content 259 (17.5)
   Very content 458 (30.9)
   Content 377 (25.4)
   Neutral 159 (10.7)
   Discontent 114 (7.7)
   Very discontent 57 (3.8)
   Extremely discontent 60 (4)
  1. Values are mean ± SD or number (percentage).
  2. * One or more events.
  3. ** One or more deaths