Wherever in the world they live, women share similar concerns about money, family, health and other topics - but there are regional differences in how they handle matters.

A new survey of women editors from 15 countries indicated that 88 percent reported high stress levels in their countries.To relieve stress, North American women generally exercise, Latin Americans shop and Europeans eat or watch television.

Nearly all the editors considered their own country's women obsessed their weight.

Survey results also indicated that youthful appearance is all-important in North and Latin America but much less so in Europe and the Asian-Pacific area.

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According to the survey, sponsored by Avon Products, Inc., most women want to look attractive not to please men but to feel good about themselves (68 percent). The top factors defining beauty in the survey are physical attractiveness (72 percent), personality (68 percent) and self-confidence (67 percent).

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