Table 2

Frequency of somatic symptoms in 1995 in men and women

Men %Women %
Abdominal pains2.87.8
Fatigue or weakness3.714.9
Difficulty in falling asleep or waking up during the night9.29.3
Lack of appetite1.41.8
Diarrhoea or irregular bowel function3.712.3
Nausea or vomiting0.51.3
Heartburn or dyspepsia3.27.3
Profuse perspiration in the absence of physical effort3.0
Hand tremor0.92.8
Tachycardia or irregular heart rhythm2.5
Dyspnoea in the absence of physical effort3.0
Number of cases218397