Socioeconomic status as an independent predictor of physiological biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: evidence from NHANES.

@article{Muennig2007SocioeconomicSA,
  title={Socioeconomic status as an independent predictor of physiological biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: evidence from NHANES.},
  author={Peter Alexander Muennig and Nancy Lynn Sohler and B. M. Rattray. S. B. Mahato},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={35-40}
}
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein, homocysteine, cholesterol, and fibrinogen are known to vary by socioeconomic status (SES). Using a nationally representative study, we examined whether these factors vary independently of all other known risk factors, such as diet, exercise, and genetic predisposition. METHODS We analyzed the 1999-2002 National Health Examination and Nutrition Survey using logistic regression models. RESULTS We found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol blood levels… CONTINUE READING

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