Race, heart disease worry and health protective behavior.

  title={Race, heart disease worry and health protective behavior.},
  author={H E Ransford},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={22 12},
This study links heart disease worry with self initiated changes in diet and exercise health protective behaviors (HPB), among blacks and whites. Utilizing the concept 'vulnerability', from the Health Belief Model, it is hypothesized that worry about heart disease will more readily translate into diet and exercise health behaviors for blacks than for whites. The data come from a national probability survey of families in the United States (N = 1167). The findings indicate substantial support… CONTINUE READING