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Unhappiness and mortality: evidence from a middle-income Southeast Asian setting

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-Ang

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BACKGROUND A relationship between happiness and mortality might seem obvious, but outside of affluent settings in developed countries there is almost no actual evidence that this is so. FINDINGS We report our findings on happiness and mortality in Buddhist Southeast Asia. Our data are derived from a prospective nationwide cohort study of 60,569 Thai adults reporting in 2009 and followed up for all-cause mortality over the next four years (296 deaths). We also gathered data on a wide array of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95508
Source: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/1751-0759-8-18

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