Tuesday, June 23, 2020

UBC study identifies social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying


News Release 22-Jun-2020
University of British Columbia

Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Of the 57 factors analyzed, the 10 most closely associated with death, in order of significance, were:

1. Current smoker

2. History of divorce

3. History of alcohol abuse

4. Recent financial difficulties

5. History of unemployment

6. Previous history as a smoker

7. Lower life satisfaction

8. Never married

9. History of food stamps

10. Negative affectivity


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