Do socioeconomic gradients in subclinical atherosclerosis vary according to acculturation level? Analyses of Mexican-Americans in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

@article{Gallo2009DoSG,
  title={Do socioeconomic gradients in subclinical atherosclerosis vary according to acculturation level? Analyses of Mexican-Americans in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Linda C. Gallo and Karla Espinosa de los Monteros and Matthew J. Allison and Ana V Diez Roux and Joseph F. Polak and Karol E. Watson and Leo S. Morales},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={756-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and subclinical atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans would be moderated by acculturation. Although SEP shows a consistent, inverse relationship with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in westernized non-Hispanic white populations, the relationship in ethnic minorities, including Hispanics, is often weak or even reversed (i.e., worse health with higher SEP). METHODS Participants were 801 Hispanics of Mexican… CONTINUE READING