Source: The Mercury, 24 October, 1992, p.5
Vancouver Contrary to popular belief, single people tend to be healthier and happier than married people, a Canadian study has found. A family sciences professor with the Uni- versity of British Col- umbia, Professor James White, said yesterday that single people who had never been married had "happier and heal- thier" scores in three of four criteria of well- being. The singles, espe- cially single women, rated better in subjec- tive health assess- ments, actual health problems and visits to the doctor, Professor White said. "Only in the cate- gory of life satisfac- tion, a subjective assessment of well- being, did married people have better re- sults than single, non- married people."
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