Education and levels of salivary cortisol over the day in US adults.

  title={Education and levels of salivary cortisol over the day in US adults.},
  author={Jennifer B Dowd and Nalini Ranjit and D Phuong Do and Elizabeth Anne Young and James S. House and George A. Kaplan},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={41 1},
BACKGROUND Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is hypothesized to be an important pathway linking socioeconomic position and chronic disease. PURPOSE This paper tests the association between education and the diurnal rhythm of salivary cortisol. METHODS Up to eight measures of cortisol (mean of 5.38 per respondent) over 2 days were obtained from 311 respondents, aged 18-70, drawn from the 2001-2002 Chicago Community Adult Health Study. Multi-level models with linear… CONTINUE READING
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