The study also discovered that women from London are the biggest daddy's girls, as they are the most likely to turn to their fathers when they are ill. But more people in Wales rely on friends, rather than family, when they're unwell.
So why do we turn to our families rather than our partners when we're not feeling well? "I suspect that you will rarely get a mature woman who shares their illness with a male partner, as they tend to be less sympathetic and nurturing," explains Professor Cooper.
Who do you turn to when you're feeling poorly?