Recently I wrote a story for another website about stress: Which types of people suffer the most stress, and why? The factoids in the story were drawn from academic studies conducted by scholars in many different fields. As we're thick into a season that many consider the year's most stressful, some of the findings I uncovered are particularly intriguing. (If you follow the link back to my story at the other venue, you'll find the sources for all the stats there.)

Women are 8 percent more stressed-out than men.

Married women are 11 percent more stressed-out than single women.

Kentucky residents are more than twice as stressed-out as Nebraskans.

Red-haired people are more than twice as stressed-out as people with other-colored hair - at least when it comes to dental appointments.

When anticipating the winter holiday season, Hispanics are America's most stressed demographic, with 39 percent of them reporting high stress, as compared to 29 percent of Caucasians.

Researchers crunched numbers pertaining to workplace hazards, machines and tools used, number and severity of quotas and deadlines, and relative degrees of precision, speed, stamina, confinement, competitiveness, visibility, heavy lifting and risk of death. Firefighting ranked most stressful, followed closely by corporate executive, taxi driver, and surgeon. The least stressful line of work, according to this study, is musical-instrument repair.

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