The strength of family ties: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of self-reported social support and mortality

  title={The strength of family ties: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of self-reported social support and mortality},
  author={Eran Shor and David J. Roelfs and Tamar Yogev},
  journal={Soc. Networks},
  • Eran Shor, David J. Roelfs, Tamar Yogev
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Soc. Networks
  • Perceived social support has long been recognized as associated with better health and longevity. However, important factors that may moderate this relationship have not been sufficiently explored. The authors used meta-analyses and meta-regressions to examine 178 all-cause mortality risk estimates from 50 publications, providing data on more than 100,000 persons. The mean hazard ratio (HR) for mortality among those with lower levels of perceived social support was 1.11 (95% confidence interval… CONTINUE READING
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