Melanie D Sereny

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OBJECTIVE To describe the distribution of plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and explore the relationship between hsCRP and metabolic risk factors among residents living in longevity areas of China. METHODS 268 individuals aged between 40 and 59 years and 506 individuals aged over 90 years were selected from 5 longevity areas of China to(More)
This study analyzes the unique datasets of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey using logistic regression and controlling for various covariates. Our analyses clearly demonstrate that disabled older parents are more satisfied with care provided by daughters than sons and that older parents enjoy greater filial piety from and better(More)
Although many studies look at the relationship between living arrangement and health among older adults, very little research takes seniors' preferred living arrangements into account. This paper uses data from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) to examine what factors are associated with concordance between actual and preferred(More)
OBJECTIVE to explore the relationship between blood lipids/lipoproteins and cognitive function in the Chinese oldest-old. DESIGN multivariate statistical analysis using cross-sectional data. SETTING community-based setting in longevity areas in China. SUBJECTS eight hundred and thirty-six subjects aged 80 and older were included in the sample. (More)
BACKGROUND In China, childhood obesity is a growing health issue. Eating behaviors among children can be influenced by both the family and school environment. We examine the association between these environments and eating habits among children. METHODS A total of 11 270 fourth to sixth grade school children, 11 270 of their fathers or mothers, and 1348(More)
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