Health authority figures have revealed how women over 60 years of age could be admitted to the hospital for anxiety.
According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), in the 12 months to November last year, 28 per cent of anxiety admissions in hospitals in the UK were women aged 60 and over, the BBC reported.
The report is part of an analysis of information from hospitals in England, which has been commissioned by the NHS.
It analysed 8,720 admissions to hospital for anxiety, and 4,840 for stress, between December 2012 and November 2013.
Women were likelier than men to be admitted to hospital for anxiety, the study found, making up three out of every five admissions.