Associations of acculturation and socioeconomic status with subclinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

@article{Lutsey2008AssociationsOA,
  title={Associations of acculturation and socioeconomic status with subclinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Pamela L Lutsey and Ana V Diez Roux and David R. Jacobs and Gregory L Burke and J Alex Harman and Steven Shea and Aaron R Folsom},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 11},
  pages={1963-70}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed whether markers of acculturation (birthplace and number of US generations) and socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease-carotid artery plaque, internal carotid intima-media thickness, and albuminuria-in 4 racial/ethnic groups. METHODS With data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (n = 6716 participants aged 45-84 years) and race-specific binomial regression models, we computed prevalence ratios adjusted for… CONTINUE READING
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