Social integration, social support and mortality in the US National Health Interview Survey.

@article{Barger2013SocialIS,
  title={Social integration, social support and mortality in the US National Health Interview Survey.},
  author={Steven D. Barger},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={510-7}
}
BACKGROUND Social relationship quantity and quality are associated with mortality, but it is unclear whether each relationship dimension is equally important for longevity and whether these associations are sensitive to baseline health status. METHODS This study examined the individual and joint associations of relationship quantity (measured using a social integration score) and quality (measured by perceived social support) with mortality in a representative US sample (n = 30,574). The… CONTINUE READING