Relation of low socioeconomic status to C-reactive protein in patients with coronary heart disease (from the heart and soul study).

@article{Lubbock2005RelationOL,
  title={Relation of low socioeconomic status to C-reactive protein in patients with coronary heart disease (from the heart and soul study).},
  author={Lindsey A Lubbock and Anne Eng-Neo Goh and Sadia Abbas Ali and James Ritchie and Mary A Whooley},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 11},
  pages={1506-11}
}
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with poor health outcomes in patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD). Inflammation is a potential mechanism by which low SES may lead to adverse cardiovascular outcomes, but it is not known whether low SES is associated with inflammation in patients who have CHD. We measured high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in a cross-sectional study of 985 adults who had CHD. Income and education were determined by self-report. We used ordinal… CONTINUE READING

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