Survey: Financial woes bad for health

March 5, 2010

Nearly 90 percent of Americans agree that financial stress can negatively affect one's health, according to a Harris Interactive study.

Nearly 90 percent of Americans agree that financial stress can negatively affect one's health, according to a Harris Interactive study released in January.

Even more women (91 percent) and older adults (92 percent of those aged 45 or more years) link stress to concerns over money, whereas 61 percent don't believe they have enough money saved to weather a financial storm during 2010.

Other findings from the survey: 55 percent of those aged 18 to 34 years rate financial fitness a higher priority in 2010 than physical fitness, whereas the majority of older Americans (70 percent of those aged 55 or more years) rate physical fitness a priority.