Answer: MEN AND WOMEN
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia are the only anxiety disorders that have the same prevalence in men and women. Nevertheless, there are still a few differences in relation to the type of compulsive behavior. Women usually tend to do compulsive cleaning (ex. dusting, mopping floors, laundry, etc.). The most common compulsion among men is expressed through ritual control (ex. counting to one thousand or else someone will die, repeatedly counting the number of tiles in a room of their house, etc.).
With regard to other anxiety disorders (ex. specific phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), they are still more prevalent among women up to a ratio of 4:1 for certain disorders.
Obsessions are intrusive thoughts or intrusive images that repeatedly appear and are very difficult to expel from the mind. Obsessions can generate a lot of distress, fear, uneasiness or aversion. To try to get rid of these obsessions, the person usually feels compelled to perform repetitive actions called compulsions.