Longevity and marriage

Posted in Married life at 9:18 pm by ducky

I came across this article about longevity and marriage.  I’ve seen reports of studies that have shown that being married is good for your health — that married people live longer.

The reports apparently found that single people were five times more likely to die between 1989 and 1997 than married people.  However, the article says (basically) that this increase is (almost?) completely due to the rates of never-married men between the ages of 15 and 44 having a 10x chance of dying from infectious diseases in that time period (between 1989 and 1997).  Gosh, do you suppose that AIDS might have had something to do with never-married young men?

So while I like being married, I guess I’m going to have to stop telling my husband that he should stay with me for his health.  🙁

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