Association of Neighborhood Characteristics with Cardiovascular Health in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Artherosclerosis

Date Published: 
July 2014
Unger, E, Diez-Roux, AV, Lloyd-Jones, DM, Mujahid, MS, Nettleton, JA, Bertoni, A, Badon, SE, Ning, H, and Allen, NB

An analysis of baseline examination data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Artherosclerosis was conducted in order to investigate predictors of cardiovascular health (CVH) - a global measure of one's burden of cardiovascular risk factors. Neighborhood environment - such as favorable food stores, physical activity resources, and walking/physical activity environment - and neighborhood socioeconomic status were found to be associated with ideal CVH.

Health Assets: 
Atherosclerosis and Calcification, Cardiovascular Function, Cardiovascular Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Physical Activity, Positive Home Environment
Health Conditions: 
Cardiovascular Health, Cholesterol (LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides), Life Outcomes, Physical Activity
Positive Health Type: 
Biological, Functional
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