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Table 2 Lifetime prevalence rates of severe life events

From: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of adjustment disorder new module-20 in breast cancer patients

Life events n Rates (%)
Acute events
 Death of a loved one 9 2.54
 Moving 29 8.19
 Divorce 15 4.24
 Termination of leisure activity 100 28.25
 Retirement 29 8.19
 Accident 12 3.39
 Criminal act (e.g. burglary) 6 1.69
Chronic stressors
 Financial difficulties 176 49.71
 Too much or too little work 106 29.94
 Family conflicts 36 10.17
 Illness/care for a loved one 92 25.99
 Unemployment 60 16.95
 Pressure to meet deadlines 72 20.34
 Serious illness 354 100
 Conflicts at job 17 4.8
 Conflicts with neighbors 3 0.85
 Other 30 8.47