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Lone mothers were at increased risk for premature death:

  • 70% higher risk of death before correction
  • 20% higher risk of death after correction for socioeconomic status and medical history

The relative risks for death from a subset of causes were particularly significant:

  • suicide:
    • relative risk 2.2
    • 95% confidence interval 1.5-3.1

  • violence:
    • relative risk 3.0
    • 95% confidence interval 0.9-10.6

  • alcohol-related:
    • relative risk 2.4
    • 95% confidence interval 1.4-4.1

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