Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

study: married men and single men are healthier than men who are in a cohabiting relationship
If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published June 11, 2014 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found men who are single or married are more likely to visit their doctor on a regular basis than those men who are living with a partner, but not married. Women didn’t see the same increase in health benefits between cohabitation and marriage as men did.

The study further notes that among the three groups studied (married, single and cohabiting), those men who


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3 Responses to Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

  1. faith says:

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. I make all my husband’s appointments. I’m not sure he would ever make it to the doctor if I didn’t do the scheduling for him. I’m sure the situation is similar in many marriages.

  2. Petunia100 says:

    This does surprise me. I would think that most men do not make their own appointments, and that would be why those who live with a partner, married or not, have regular preventative health care. I would think that the group not getting the preventative care would be the single men.

  3. Last year, we had an unexpected health problem with my husband. I’m glad that he immediately visited his Doctor. There was a skin that grows inside his nose, the medication was pretty expensive. Thankfully, he has a medical insurance for his company, but his nose spray was not included in the insurance.

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