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This is the most stressed out person in the country … for now

Are you a 20- to 30-year-old working woman who’s raising a family?

If so, you’re probably one of the most stressed out people in America, according to Bloomberg, which recently analyzed the 2014 “Stress in America” survey from the American Psychological Association.

The survey found women are the most stressed overall in the country. Parents reported a high level of stress, too, and millennials felt the greatest financial stress compared to any other demographic. All of this shows that a young mother is the picture of the most stressful in the nation.

“She’s a woman in her late 20s or early 30s, taking her young son to school on the bus,” Bloomberg’s Suzanne Woolley wrote. “After she drops him off, she might sneak a quick cigarette before heading to a job that pays less than $50,000 a year. Just another young parent trying to juggle work and family, money and bills. Or, more accurately, one big ball of composite demographic stress.”

The survey found that Americans often stress about money, family responsibilities and health concerns. This isn’t surprising because stress over money trickles into how people handle their family and health, according to the survey. Americans often make decisions about their eating, shopping and health care habits based on how financially well-off they are.

For example, about one-third of Americans said financial issues kept them from eating healthy, according to the survey. And about one in five Americans considered skipping or had skipped a doctor’s appointment because of financial concerns, the survey found.

Solutions to calming these stress levels may not be immediately clear, but some things are being done to help.

President Barack Obama wants to lessen financial stresses for younger mothers by easing childcare costs, according to The Hill.

And millennials are also trying to save more money and feel financially secure, even though they still struggle to make ends meet, according to USA Today

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