Parental Death during Childhood and Adult Cardiovascular Risk in a Developing Country: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

CM Schooling, C Jiang, TH Lam, W Zhang, Kar Cheng, GM Leung

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    Abstract

    Background: In observational studies from western countries childhood emotional adversity is usually associated with adult cardiovascular disease. These findings are open to contextual biases making evidence from other settings valuable. We examined the association of a potential marker of childhood emotional adversity with cardiovascular disease risk factors in a developing country. Methods: We used multivariable regression in cross-sectional analysis of older (>= 50 years) men (n = 7,885) and women (n = 20,886) from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study (2003-8) to examine the adjusted association of early life (
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e19675
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Volume6
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011

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