Living longer

Winter 2017 CSANews Issue 105  |   Posted date : Dec 11, 2017.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Your article on page 9 re: Bird Talk seems to imply that men live longer than women when married.
If that is your implication, I would like to know where you got your info from. My wife and I live in a seniors' area and in one building, there are 24 single people; all but two are women. There are only 14 couples.

In another building, there are 50 units there and only six men living there. We go over to the retirement residences to visit and the majority of the residents are women.
Check it out.

Fred (Address Omitted)

Response :
The point being made was that married men live longer than single men. My guess is that their wives make them take better care of themselves and sharing makes big problems seem smaller. Women have been outliving all men, on average, as long as statistics have been recorded, but the gap is narrowing.

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