Social status, social context, and arterial blood pressure.

@article{Dressler1997SocialSS,
  title={Social status, social context, and arterial blood pressure.},
  author={William W. Dressler and James R. Bindon},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1997},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={
          55-66
        }
}
As social change and economic development have proceeded, the prevalence of chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, has increased in the developing world. In part this is due to the adoption of diets and other health behaviors characteristics of industrialized nations; in part it is a function of changing social and economic circumstances. In this paper, we describe the development and testing of a model designed to account for social and economic effects on cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING
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