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Scientists have found a link between marriage and longevity: what the study showed

Olha GanyukovaLife
These data reflect the results of several previous studies

According to a large study conducted by the Office for National Statistics in the UK, a happy marriage is indeed the key to a longer and healthier life. In particular, the mortality rate among single men and women is twice as high as among married people.

This is reported by the Daily Mail newspaper. As part of the study, analysts examined 5 million deaths between 2010 and 2019 among adults over the age of 20 in England and Wales.

Divorced men account for 2319 deaths from all causes per 100,000 divorced men, followed by bachelors (2077) and widowers (1640).

Among women, who traditionally live longer than men, the highest mortality rates were among unmarried women (1307), followed by widows (1230) and divorced women (1114).

These data reflect the results of several previous studies that have shown that married people often live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Experts believe that this is due to the fact that partners take care of their loved ones, encouraging them to undergo medical examinations whenever an illness occurs or their condition worsens.

Feeling happy also has its own health benefits, helping to reduce stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle. In addition, being family-oriented is associated with a lower risk of getting involved in dangerous situations.

Being single, divorced or widowed is associated with higher levels of depression.

Of the deaths included in the report, 2.06 million were widowed, 1.9 million were married, 530,000 were single, and 515,000 were divorced. They were age-adjusted to account for differences and were divided into two groups: 20 to 64 years old and over 65 years old.

A similar trend was observed in both age groups, with married people having the lowest mortality.

"This is the first time we have analyzed demographic trends in mortality by marital status. After examining decades of data, we found that men and women who are married or in a civil union consistently have lower mortality rates than those who are single, divorced or widowed," said Sarah Cole, head of the Office for National Statistics' mortality statistics unit.

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