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Table 2 Chronic stress exposure assessed by TICS

From: Measuring chronic stress exposure incorporating the active and healthy ageing (AHA) concept within the cross-sectional Bern cohort study 2014 (BeCS-14)

TICS subscale Mean (SD) 5th–95th percentile Range Maximal score possible T50 (reference cohort)
Screening scale (SSCS) 13.2 (7.0) 3–26 0–37 48 13
Work overload 11.7 (5.6) 2–22 0–31 32 12.5
Social overload 9.1 (4.3) 2–16 0–23 24 7
Pressure to perform 15.1 (6.0) 5–25 0–33 36 17
Work discontent 8.7 (4.7) 2–17 0–31 32 9
Excessive demands at work 5.1 (3.2) 0–11 0–18 24 4.5
Lack of social recognition 3.9 (2.9) 0–10 0–16 16 4
Social tensions 4.8 (3.3) 0–11 0–22 24 5
Social isolation 5.5 (4.1) 0–13 0–24 24 5
Chronic worrying 4.7 (2.9) 0–10 0–15 16 14
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard deviation, SSCS Screening scale for chronic stress, TICS Trier Inventory for the Assessment of Chronic Stress, T50 Mean value of reference cohort