Socioeconomic position, race/ethnicity, and inflammation in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

  title={Socioeconomic position, race/ethnicity, and inflammation in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Nalini Ranjit and Ana V. Diez-Roux and Steven Shea and Mary Cushman and Hanyu Ni and Teresa Seeman},
  volume={116 21},
BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic position is known to be associated with cardiovascular events and atherosclerosis. Reasons for these associations remain a topic of research. Inflammation could be an important mediating mechanism linking socioeconomic position to cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS This cross-sectional study used data from the baseline examination of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study of 6814 men and women 45 to 84 years of age. Race- and ethnicity… CONTINUE READING


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