Estimating the Impact of Health-related Behaviors on Geographic Variation in Cardiovascular Mortality: A New Approach Based on the Synthesis of Ecological and Individual-level Data.

@article{Jonker2015EstimatingTI,
  title={Estimating the Impact of Health-related Behaviors on Geographic Variation in Cardiovascular Mortality: A New Approach Based on the Synthesis of Ecological and Individual-level Data.},
  author={Marcel F Jonker and Bas Donkers and Basile Chaix and Frank J van Lenthe and Alex Burdorf and Johan P Mackenbach},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          888-97
        }
}
BACKGROUND Incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) exhibit a strong geographical pattern, with inhabitants of more affluent neighborhoods showing a substantially lower risk of CVD mortality than inhabitants of deprived neighborhoods. Thus far, there is insufficient evidence as to what extent these differences can be attributed to differences in health-related behaviors. METHODS Using a Hierarchical Related Regression approach, we combined individual and aggregate… CONTINUE READING
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