Social networks, host resistance, and mortality: a nine-year follow-up study of Alameda County residents.

@article{Berkman1979SocialNH,
  title={Social networks, host resistance, and mortality: a nine-year follow-up study of Alameda County residents.},
  author={Lisa F. Berkman and S Leonard Syme},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={186-204}
}
The relationship between social and community ties and mortality was assessed using the 1965 Human Population Laboratory survey of a random sample of 6928 adults in Alameda County, California and a subsequent nine-year mortality follow-up. The findings show that people who lacked social and community ties were more likely to die in the follow-up period than those with more extensive contacts. The age-adjusted relative risks for those most isolated when compared to those with the most social… CONTINUE READING
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