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Rendall comments on new marriage data

Trend shows marriage brings health benefits

New data just released from the National Center for Health Statistics indicate that "The age-adjusted death rate for the married declined by 7% between 2010 and 2017," reported Dennis Thompson of Healthday. The death rate for never-marrieds declined 2% and that for divorced people remained unchanged.

MPRC Director Michael Rendall noted that, among the benefits possibly associated with married life, "having someone there who's your spouse will tend to promote positive health behaviors: going to the doctor, eating better, getting screened," he said.

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