Intercommunity variations in the association between social ties and mortality in the elderly. A comparative analysis of three communities.

@article{Seeman1993IntercommunityVI,
  title={Intercommunity variations in the association between social ties and mortality in the elderly. A comparative analysis of three communities.},
  author={Teresa Seeman and Lisa F. Berkman and F A Kohout and Andrea Z LaCroix and Robert J Glynn and Dan German Blazer},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={325-35}
}
Identical measures of social ties obtained from three community-based cohorts aged 65 and over from East Boston, MA; New Haven, CT; and two rural counties in Iowa permit the first direct cross-community comparison of the hypothesis that social isolation increases 5-year mortality risks (1982 to 1987) for older men and women. In sex-specific proportional hazards analyses, social ties were significantly and inversely related to mortality independently of age in all three cohorts (e.g., relative… CONTINUE READING