Marriage protective against violence: study

Finnish researchers analysed the incidence of fatal and non-fatal cases of injury from 1991–97 and from 2001–07, using a national health register.

They found that current cohabitation and previous divorce increased the risk of all outcomes and the incidence was higher in men who divorced within three years compared to those who separated after a longer period of marriage.
J Epidemiol Community Health 2012; online 4 Oct