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Scientists have proved that the parents live longer than childless

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23:36
Mon, 20 March 2017
Telegraph

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The findings of scientists about the life expectancy of people based on the census data of the population of Sweden.

Swedish scientists proved that the life expectancy of people who have children more than the childless. After 60 years the difference in life expectancy is about two years. And often this difference for men.

In the report of the Karolinska Institute (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm) filed with statistics confirming that upon reaching the age of 60, men and women live longer if they have at least one child. The results of this interesting study were published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

The findings of scientists about the life expectancy of people based on the census data of the population of Sweden more than 1.4 million men and women born between 1911 and 1925. They found that on average fathers live 20.2 years after 60 years, while childless 18.4 years, i.e . two years less.

In the study, men were divided into four categories: married and single, as well as fathers and childless. Interestingly, unmarried the risk of death was alarmingly high: the difference in risk of death was 1.2% among unmarried men and 0.6% among those who were married.

Mother lived another 24.6 years after the age of 60, which is 1.5 years longer than childless women. Scientists have determined that the risk of mortality during the year, 80-year-old man with a child is 7.4%. A childless man of the same age has the risk of death is 8.3 per cent. Note, a similar correlation is observed among married people, and among single.

Men die because of the unsuitability

Shorter life expectancy of childless men, according to experts, is associated with lower level of education and autonomy compared to women. This affects their ability to care for themselves and shared motivation in the elderly. At the same time, other studies show that parents of daughters tend to live longer than those who have sons.

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