Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status characteristics and prevalence of metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

@article{Chichlowska2008IndividualAN,
  title={Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status characteristics and prevalence of metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.},
  author={Kristal L Chichlowska and Kathryn M. Rose and Ana V. Diez-Roux and Sherita Hill Golden and Annie M McNeill and Gerardo Heiss},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={
          986-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the association of individual socioeconomic status (iSES) and neighborhood SES (nSES) on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1999). METHODS Participants included 2932 black and 9777 white men and women aged 45 to 64 years without diabetes at baseline. Total combined family income for the past 12 months and six census tract socioeconomic measures combined into a composite index… CONTINUE READING

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