A new study finds divorced people are more likely to die from preventable accidents than married counterparts. The new study from sociologists at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania found that single people and those with low educational attainment are at greater risk for accidental death. The study examines the links among social relationships, socio-economic status and how long and well people live. The authors found that divorced people are more than twice as likely than married people to die from what the World Health Organization (WHO) cites as the most-preventable causes of accidental death (fire, poisoning and smoke inhalation) and equally likely to die from the least-preventable causes of accidental death (air and water transportation mishaps). In addition, compared with married adults, single people are twice as likely to die from the most preventable causes of accidental death and equally likely to die from the least preventable causes of accidental death. The researchers compared 1,302,090 adults aged 18 and older who survived or died from accidents between 1986 and 2006. The data was from multiple years of the National Health Interview Survey, which includes demographic information about participants from throughout the 50 states, including age, race and income. The study has been published in the journal Social Science Research.Source: ANI << New Research Could Lead to Oral Diabetes Treatment President Barack Obama Takes Full Responsibility for Fixing... >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Trauma Care Accident and trauma care is an important public health challenge that requires immediate attention. Injury (trauma) is the leading cause of death for all age groups under the age of 44. READ MORE Property Tax Issue Behind Increasing Number of Divorces in Beijing Beijing's divorce rate has soared as couples seek to avoid a property tax imposed earlier this year by using a loophole for those whose marriages end. READ MORE Ways to Save Your Marriage With Tips from Divorcees A recent book, titled 'You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married)', has revealed the thoughts of divorced people about marriage and their tips for married couples. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Daily Calorie Requirements Drug - Food Interactions More News on: Trauma CareDeath FactsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?