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Table 4 Stress-related presenting complaints during the two years preceding the receipt of the diagnosis exhaustion disorder, by occupation (n = 115)

From: Symptoms that may be stress-related and lead to exhaustion disorder: a retrospective medical chart review in Swedish primary care

Complaint Office
(n = 37)
n (%)
Education (n = 24)
n (%)
Health care
(n = 19)
n (%)
Industry
(n = 7)
n (%)
Other occupation
(n = 17)
n (%)
Student
(n = 2)
n (%)
Unem-ployed (n = 9)
n (%)
Infection 22 (60) 11 (46) 6 (32) 3 (43) 7 (41) 2 (100) 5 (56)
Anxiety/depression 10 (27) 15 (62) 7 (37) 5 (71) 11 (65) 1 (50) 4 (44)
Stress 15 (40) 12 (50) 8 (42) 4 (57) 2 (12) 1 (50) 3 (33)
Other pain 13 (35) 12 (50) 6 (32) 1 (14) 4 (24) 5 (56)
Fatigue 10 (27) 11 (46) 4 (21) 2 (29) 10 (59) 3 (33)
Gastrointestinal symptoms 12 (32) 9 (38) 5 (26) 4 (57) 4 (24) 1 (50) 3 (33)
Sleep disturbance 11 (30) 10 (42) 5 (26) 2 (29) 6 (35) 2 (22)
Headache 3 (8) 5 (21) 5 (26) 1 (14) 3 (18)
Dizziness 3 (8) 5 (21) 5 (26) 4 (24)
Chest pain 6 (16) 3 (12) 1 (5) 4 (24) 2 (22)
Back pain 3 (8) 5 (21) 2 (10) 1 (14) 4 (24)
High blood pressure 3 (8) 4 (17) 2 (10) 1 (14) 3 (18)
Palpitations 2 (5) 4 (17) 1 (5) 2 (12)
Other complaints 5 (14) 9 (38) 3 (16) 4 (24) 3 (33)