Do married patients fare better clinically than unmarried patients?

A recently published study in the Canadian Journal of Urology (2013;20:6702-6706) found that unmarried prostate cancer patients (either single, divorced, widowed, or separated) are 40% more likely to die from their cancer than those who are married, even after adjusting for such potential confounders as age, tumor grade, race, and median household income.

The study confirms the findings of previous investigations linking married status with better health outcomes.

Renal & Urology News would like know if urologists and nephrologists perceive that married patients do better clinically, so please answer the following poll question.


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