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
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