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In comparison, people in their 40s and 50s spend about 4 hours and 45 minutes alone, and those younger than 40 spend about three and a half hours a day alone, on average. While time spent alone is not necessarily associated with adverse effects, it can be used as a measure of social isolationwhich in turn is linked with negative health outcomes among older adults.
Medical experts suspect that lifestyle factors may explain some of this association — for instance, someone who is socially isolated may have less cognitive stimulation and more difficulty staying active or taking their medications.
In some cases, social isolation may mean there is no one on hand to help in case of a medical emergency. The well-being of older adults has become a topic of much interest both in the United States and in other developed nations, particularly as it relates to social connection. Not surprisingly, time alone is closely associated with living arrangements, for both younger and older Americans.
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Differences in time spent alone also emerge across educational levels.
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Multiple years of data were combined in order to produce large enough sample sizes to allow for subgroup analysis.
The time diaries also collect data regarding who each respondent was physically with for all activities other than sleep and personal care such as grooming.
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