Stressful life events among women: a rural-urban comparison.

Jeri L Bigbee

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This retrospective comparative study assessed the levels and types of stressful life events among rural versus urban women in Wyoming (n = 157). No significant difference in total life events scores, negative life events scores, positive life events scores, or total number of life events reported was found between the rural and urban samples. Rural women tended to report environmentally related stressors more frequently than urban women, while urban women reported more financially related stressors. The findings suggest that the levels of stress among rural and urban women are comparable, but the types of stressors experienced may vary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)


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