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Analysis of Correlation between Environmental Factors and Anxiety

( Vol-6,Issue-5,May 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS
Author(s):

Mariele Oliveira Aguiar, Karla Neco Rodrigues, Poliana Fernandes Gonçalves, Jaqueline Soares de Santos, Ísis Silveira Dias, Beatriz Rocha Sousa, Iaggo Raphael David, Felipe de Oliveira Bittencourt, Stenio Fernando Pimentel Duarte

Keywords:

Anxiety. Environmental Factors. Adults

Abstract:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the worldwide prevalence of anxiety disorder (AT) is 3.6%. It was estimated that by 2015, 246 million individuals lived with these disorders, which indicates an increase of 14.9% since 2005. Brazil, the country with the highest number of cases of anxiety, with 9.3% of indexes that surpass the neighboring countries. The aim of this study is to analyze the correlation between environmental factors and anxiety among adults aged 20 to 59 years, of both sexes. By means of an analytical and transversal research of descriptive character, with quantitative approach that will be carried out in the city of Vitória da Conquista / BA, in which the sample number was composed of 980 anxious or not. Regarding anxiety and gender, 81.8% of the women said they were anxious, when asked about work 64.1% worked and had anxiety, when asked about tobacco, 11% smoked and are anxious about BMI, 18.4% had low weight, 56.4% were Eutrophic, 19.6% were overweight and 5.6% were obese, and finally, when interviewed about the schooling of those who had anxiety 65.8 % of individuals had incomplete higher education. Checking that anxiety is more prevalent in women and working individuals are more anxious, the variables BMI, smoking, schooling, age, social class, are not significant for the study.

ijaers doi crossref DOI:

10.22161/ijaers.6.5.32

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