Table 2. Hazard Ratios for Dying After Stroke Associated With Marital Status and Marital Losses
Hazard Ratio (95% CI)
Model 1Model 2Model 3
Marital status
Continuously married1.001.001.00
Never married1.71 (1.31–2.24)1.71 (1.30–2.24)1.71 (1.30–2.24)
Remarried1.23 (1.06–1.44)
Divorced1.23 (1.01–1.49)
Widowed1.25 (1.10–1.43)
Marital loss(es)
1 marital loss1.20 (1.06–1.35)
2+ marital losses1.41 (1.19–1.66)
Marital status and marital loss(es)
 Remarried
1 marital loss1.18 (1.01–1.40)
2+ marital losses1.44 (1.10–1.88)
 Divorced
1 marital loss1.15 (0.91–1.44)
2+ marital losses1.39 (1.04–1.86)
 Widowed
1 marital loss1.22 (1.06–1.40)
2+ marital losses1.40 (1.13–1.74)
  • All models adjusted for age at stroke onset, sex, race, ethnicity, proxy interview, and geographic region. The reference group is continuously married. Marital loss includes the number of divorces and/or widowhoods.