In a meta-analytic study out of China, people with high stress jobs had a 22% higher risk of stroke than those with low-stress jobs. Women with high-stress jobs had a 33% higher risk of stroke than women with low-stress jobs.Those with high-stress jobs were 58% more likely to have an ischemic stroke than those with low-stress jobs. People with passive (janitors,miners, other manual laborers) and active (doctors,teachers,engineers)did NOT have an increased risk of stroke.
High stress jobs were found in the service industry (waitresses,nurses aides).
Neurology.2015 Oct 14