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[The relationship between premature mortality and marital status in hungary]

HAJDÚ Vargáné Piroska1, BOJÁN Ferenc1

JUNE 29, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(06)

[The relationship between mortality and the marital status of Hungarians aged 30–64 was analyzed for the period 1970–1990. The lowest mortality rate was found among married men and women, independent of age. The risk of mortality among unmarried men and women is greater in the age group 30–49 than in the age group 50–59. In both age groups the relative mortality risk of widowed and divorced men is higher than that of the corresponding women. As compared with the married population, the relative mortality risk of men and women who never married is less pronounced, especially in the age group 50– 59. From the late 1970s, the relative mortality risk of divorced men has increased to the greatest extent. As a consequence, in 1980s, the divorced men proved to be the group at greatest risk. ]

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