Volunteering and hypertension risk in later life.

  title={Volunteering and hypertension risk in later life.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Burr and Jane L Tavares and Jan E. Mutchler},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  volume={23 1},
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between volunteer activity and hypertension, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, renal failure, and cognitive impairment. METHOD Employing data from the Health and Retirement Study, we estimated regression models of hypertension status that include volunteer activity and psychosocial and health behavior risk factors for middle-aged and older persons. RESULTS Multivariate analyses showed volunteers had lower hypertension risk and lower… CONTINUE READING
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