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Consistency and timing of marital transitions and survival during midlife: the role of personality and health risk behaviors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23299546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Marital status is associated with survival.
PURPOSE: The aims of this study are to evaluate marital history and timing on mortality during midlife, test the role of pre-marital personality, and quantify the role of health risk behaviors.
METHODS: Cox proportional hazard models were run with varying classifications of marital history and sets of covariates.
RESULTS: In fully adjusted models compared to the currently married, lifetime marital history predicts premature mortality with never married at 2.33 times risk of death and ever married at 1.64 risk of death. Midlife marital history shows that not having a partner during midlife (hazard ratio (HR) = 3.10 formerly married; HR = 2.59 remaining single) has the highest risk of death. Controlling for personality and health risk behaviors reduces but does not eliminate the impact of marital status.
CONCLUSION: Consistency of marital status during midlife suggests that lack of a partner is associated with midlife mortality.
Authors:
Ilene C Siegler; Beverly H Brummett; Peter Martin; Michael J Helms
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1532-4796     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Behav Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  2013-10-21     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Health Behavior
Health Status
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Marital Status*
Middle Aged
Mortality*
Personality*
Proportional Hazards Models
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P01 HL036587/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; P01 HL36587/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 AG 12458/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 HL055356/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01-HL55356/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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