Health Gap Between Married, Unmarried People Is Closing

August 12, 2008

Over the past decades, the belief was that people who are married are far healthier than those unmarried.  A new study has shown that this remains true, but that the gap is closing......Washington (ChattahBox) – Over the past decades, the belief was that people who are married are far healthier than those unmarried. A new study has shown that this remains true, but that the gap is closing.

A new study carried out by researchers looked over data from the National Health Interview Survey, from the 30-year period of 1972 to 3002.

What they found was that the gap between the health of married and unmarried people is getting slimmer.

Overall, they found that the health of unmarried people, across all races and genders, has improved greatly over the past few decades.

The health of married people had improved as well, with women seeing improvement,a nd men remaining stable.

The gap is closing though, as it was found that unmarried people managed to gain quite a bit of ground in terms of being healthy.

The study will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


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