In Focus:

Women Are Less Happy Than Men

Every year, British researchers release data from the Health Survey for England, an ongoing study designed to monitor trends in the country’s health. The 2016 findings, released this week, included data about obesity (rates have remained similar since 2010), blood pressure(28% of adults have hypertension), smoking (there’s been a steady decline since 1993), and more.

But it was the mental-health findings that made some major headlines around the world. The 8,000-person survey showed that adult men scored higher than women on overall well-being in every age group up to 65; women finally surpassed men in their late 70s, and edged a little farther ahead after age 85.

Or, as the Daily Mail put it, “Women are more miserable than men until their mid-80s when they are widowed and begin enjoying retirement.”

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