Study: Married Adults Have Three Times The Likelihood of Surviving Major Surgeries
According to a study, If you're married, you have over three times the likelihood of surviving heart surgery than someone who's single. Finally, a perk to being attached!
Previous studies have suggested that marriage is related to decreased risk of early death, and this study looks to how it affects recovery from surgery. Researchers looked at 500 patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery and found those who were married were three times more likely to survive the first three months following it.
Ellen Idler, one of the researchers, told Science Daily:
"That's a dramatic difference in survival rates for single people, during the most critical post-operative recovery period. We found that marriage boosted survival whether the patient was a man or a woman... The findings underscore the important role of spouses as caregivers during health crises."