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The Most Stressed Out Women in the World (Literally!)

Is it 5 p.m. yet?

Before I even read this CNN article, I thought I knew the answer (it's me, but of course!). Apparently not, according to a study released by the Nielsen Company. It turns out that women in India are the most stressed out in the world. That's quite a claim.

The study, done by Women of Tomorrow, followed 6,500 women across 21 different nations from February through April 2011. An overwhelming 87 percent of Indian women said they felt stressed most of the time, with 82 percent claiming they had no time to relax.

So it turns out that I'm not as stressed as I thought I was, and the same might be true for you. The United States ranked #11 out of the study, with 53 percent feeling constantly stressed.  Coming in to the runner up spots were Mexico (74 percent) and Russia (69 percent).

Both Sweden and Malaysia tied for the least stressed countries at 44 percent. Not surprising, white sandy beaches and Swedish meatballs leave me with a smile on my face too!

Tell us: Does this study surprise you?