An Eye On... vital statistics
Thursday 02 October 1997
5% of nuisance phone calls are from heavy breathers
23% of men whose parents had divorced fathered a child by the time they were 22 (compared with 13 per cent of men from two-parent families)
25% of women whose parents had separated became teenage mothers (compared with 14 per cent of women from two-parent families)
28% of women snore
55% of 35- to 45-year-olds would prefer to work shorter hours than earn more money.
62% of people aged 35 to 45 are having more fun than they expected when they were in their twenties.
66% of local authorities report that loud music is the major cause of complaints.
92% of men who have had a vasectomy would recommend it to their friends.
Life & Style blogs
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
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