Coronary heart disease from a life-course approach: findings from the health and retirement study, 1998-2004.

TitleCoronary heart disease from a life-course approach: findings from the health and retirement study, 1998-2004.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBowen, MElizabeth
JournalJ Aging Health
Volume22
Issue2
Pagination219-41
Date Published2010 Mar
ISSN Number1552-6887
Call Numbernewpubs20100519_Bowen.pdf
KeywordsAge Factors, Aged, Aging, Coronary Artery Disease, Educational Status, Female, Health Status Disparities, Health Surveys, Humans, Income, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Odds Ratio, Poverty, Prevalence, Retirement, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Self Report, Social Class, Socioeconomic factors, United States
Abstract

<p><b>OBJECTIVE: </b>Guided by a life-course approach to chronic disease, this study examined the ways in which childhood deprivation (low parental education and father's manual occupation) may be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD).</p><p><b>METHOD: </b>Multilevel modeling techniques and a nationally representative sample of Americans above age 50 from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS; N = 18,465) were used to examine childhood and CHD relationships over the course of 6 years (1998-2004).</p><p><b>RESULTS: </b>Having a father with </=8 years of education was associated with 11% higher odds of CHD, accounting for demographic characteristics, adult socioeconomic status (SES; education, income, and wealth), CHD risks (diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, and obesity), and other factors (childhood health, exercise, stroke, and marital status).</p><p><b>DISCUSSION: </b>Policies and programs aimed at improving the conditions of poor children and their families may effectively reduce the prevalence of CHD in later life.</p>

DOI10.1177/0898264309355981
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20056814?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Life Cycle/health Status/socioeconomic Status/health risk

Endnote ID

21880

Alternate JournalJ Aging Health
Citation Key7439
PubMed ID20056814
Grant ListHS 013819 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
U01AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States