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Single dads (in Canada anyway) beware

This from the Lancet Public Health: Canadian fathers who are single have a three times greater risk of dying than single mothers or partnered fathers.

The study (funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), another statistical correlation, does not rest easy with the findings. It says: “Further work is needed to understand the causes of this high mortality risk and how clinical and public health interventions can improve lifestyle and behavioural risk factors.”

The study took “a representative sample of 871 single fathers, 4,590 single mothers, 16,341 partnered fathers, and 18,688 partnered mothers from the Canadian Community Health Survey.”

Picture source: Daniel Paquet