Differences in the association of cardiovascular risk factors with education: A comparison of Costa Rica (CRELES) and the USA (NHANES)

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dc.contributor.author Rehkopf, David H.
dc.contributor.author Dow, William H.
dc.contributor.author Rosero-Bixby, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-12T17:33:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-12T17:33:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1470-2738
dc.identifier.uri http://biblioteca.ccp.ucr.ac.cr/handle/123456789/1115
dc.description.abstract Despite different levels of economic development, Costa Rica and the USA have similar mortalities among adults. However, in the USA there are substantial differences in mortality by educational attainment, and in Costa Rica there are only minor differences. This contrast motivates an examination of behavioural and biological correlates underlying this difference. Methods: The authors used data on adults aged 60 and above from the Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Ageing Study (CRELES) (n=2827) and from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (n=5607) to analyse the cross-sectional association between educational level and the following risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD): ever smoked, current smoker, sedentary, high saturated fat, high carbohydrates, high calorie diet, obesity, severe obesity, large waist circumference, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c, fasting glucose, C-reactive protein, systolic blood pressure and BMI. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Department of Epidemiology, University of California en
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/cr/ *
dc.subject Enfermedades cardiovasculares es
dc.subject Mortalidad adulta es
dc.title Differences in the association of cardiovascular risk factors with education: A comparison of Costa Rica (CRELES) and the USA (NHANES) en
dc.title.alternative Jorunal of Epidemiology and Community Health. N° 64 en
dc.type Article es


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