|Volume 6 Issue 355 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Dec-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Dec-2004||Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Married adults are the healthiest, new CDC report shows
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that married adults are healthier than divorced, widowed or never married adults.
The report, “Marital Status and Health: United States, 1999-2002,” was based on interviews with 127,545 adults aged 18 and over as part of the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The study looked at health status and limitations, health conditions, and health-related behaviors according to marital status and also by age, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors such as education and poverty status.
Among the findings in the report:
While the results show that married adults are generally in better health than unmarried adults, the reasons for better health status among married adults cannot be determined with the cross-sectional data collected in the National Health Interview Survey.
The report, “Marital Status and Health: United States, 1999-2002,” is
available at the CDC/NCHS web site at