A novel approach for measuring residential socioeconomic factors associated with cardiovascular and metabolic health

@article{Mirowsky2017ANA,
  title={A novel approach for measuring residential socioeconomic factors associated with cardiovascular and metabolic health},
  author={Jaime E. Mirowsky and Robert B. Devlin and David D{\'i}az-S{\'a}nchez and Wayne E. Cascio and Shannon C Grabich and Carol S. Haynes and Colette Blach and Elizabeth R. Hauser and Svati H. Shah and William E Kraus and Kenneth Olden and Lucas M. Neas},
  journal={Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={281-289}
}
Individual-level characteristics, including socioeconomic status, have been associated with poor metabolic and cardiovascular health; however, residential area-level characteristics may also independently contribute to health status. In the current study, we used hierarchical clustering to aggregate 444 US Census block groups in Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties, NC, USA into six homogeneous clusters of similar characteristics based on 12 demographic factors. We assigned 2254 cardiac… CONTINUE READING