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Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
In a meta-analysis, Julianne Holt-Lunstad and colleagues find that individuals' social relationships have as much influence on mortality risk as other well-established risk factors for mortality, such as smoking.
Background
The quality and quantity of individuals' social relationships has been linked not only to mental health but also to both morbidity and mortality.
Objectives
This meta-analytic review was conducted to determine the extent to which social relationships influence risk for mortality, which aspects of social relationships are most highly predictive, and which factors may moderate the risk.
Data Extraction
Data were extracted on several participant characteristics, including cause of mortality, initial health status, and pre-existing health conditions, as well as on study characteristics, including length of follow-up and type of assessment of social relationships.
Results
Across 148 studies (308,849 participants), the random effects weighted average effect size was OR = 1.50 (95% CI 1.42 to 1.59), indicating a 50% increased likelihood of survival for participants with stronger social relationships. This finding remained consistent across age, sex, initial health status, cause of death, and follow-up period. Significant differences were found across the type of social measurement evaluated (p<0.001); the association was strongest for complex measures of social integration (OR = 1.91; 95% CI 1.63 to 2.23) and lowest for binary indicators of residential status (living alone versus with others) (OR = 1.19; 95% CI 0.99 to 1.44).

Conclusions
The influence of social relationships on risk for mortality is comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality.


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Originally posted by totothearab at 2010-8-1 18:05



at well...there are so many people in the world, dont feel sad
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Post time 2010-8-3 10:09:42 |Display all floors

I don't think so.

I don't think so.

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Post time 2010-8-3 10:10:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by panda-dan at 2010-8-3 10:09
I don't think so.



WHY?  
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Post time 2010-8-3 13:06:24 |Display all floors
A hermit won't die without a friend for many years until his health fails or in accident.

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Post time 2010-8-3 13:21:21 |Display all floors
You can die if you have friends. There is no guarantee we will live the next moment or the moments after it. As such each moment is a fortunated one for it is a moment we are still alive.

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