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The 10 Most Stressed Countries in the World

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The 10 Most Stressed Countries Worldwide Dmitriy Melnikov/Fotolia

We’ve all felt stress at some point or another. We typically think of it as a personal feeling. But stress can affect entire countries and in some cases, women in those countries are hit the hardest.

In 2013, Bloomberg wanted to learn which countries across the globe were the most stressed. Researchers analyzed different variables in 74 countries: annual homicide rate, GDP per capita, income inequality, corruption, unemployment, health care quality, suicide rates and air pollution wrote the Richest.com.

The results revealed the 10 most stressed countries in the world:

10) Bolivia

InsiderMonkey.com wrote, “With a population of more than 10.67 million people, 64 percent of Bolivians live below the poverty line.”

Add to that, Bolivia’s unsteady government. The country’s constitution has been rewritten numerous times and its people have lived through nearly 200 government overthrows.

9) Macedonia

The country has a black eye when it comes to human rights, specifically when it comes to race and ethnic discrimination. Macedonia also has big problems with domestic abuse and sex trafficking.

8) Jamaica

It’s not all peaceful on the island. Crime levels, drug trafficking and gang wars are rampant. Plus it has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

7) Pakistan

Pakistanis face political instability, terrorism and widespread poverty. InsiderMonkey.com reported that “poverty has increased from 30 to 40 percent over the last ten years.”

6) Colombia

Poverty has hit Colombia hard. InsiderMonkey.com wrote, it “affects 46 percent of the total population; specifically 64 percent who live in rural areas.”

5) Guatemala

Income inequality between rich and poor continues to grow. In addition, Guatemalans have been witnesses to extreme violence, gangs and drug trafficking throughout the country’s recent history.

4) Mongolia

Mongolians live with high poverty levels and overpopulation.

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