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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, August 11, 2006

Married Persons Live Longer

An eight year study of almost 67,000 adults found those who remained alone were 58 per cent more likely to have died during the period than those who were either in wedlock, widowed, divorced or separated. Bachelors between 19 and 44 are twice as likely to die than married men in the same age group.  Professor Robert Kaplan, whose findings are published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, said remaining single may be linked with "more severe isolation".

Read the story in UK News (last visited August 10, 2006 bgf)

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