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The Association between Family Social Network Size and Healthy Lifestyle Factors: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Citation

Murillo, Rosenda; Pirzada, Amber; Wu, Donghong; Gallo, Linda C.; Davis, Sonia M.; Ostrovsky, Natania W.; Penedo, Frank J.; Perreira, Krista M.; Reina, Samantha A.; & Van Horn, Linda V., et al. (2020). The Association between Family Social Network Size and Healthy Lifestyle Factors: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 43(2), 198-208. PMCID: PMC7340005

Abstract

We examined associations of central family (i.e., children, parents, in-laws) social network size with healthy lifestyle factors (i.e., favorable body mass index, physical activity, diet, alcohol use, smoking). Using data on 15,511 Hispanics/Latinos 18-74 years old from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, multivariable adjusted survey logistic regression was used to compute associations of social network size with healthy lifestyle factors. A one-unit higher total of central family size was associated with lower odds of healthy body mass index (OR 0.90; 95% CI 0.86-0.93) and having all five healthy lifestyle factors (OR 0.90; 95% CI 0.85-0.96). Findings suggest familial structural social support may contribute to healthy lifestyle factors and differ based on the type of relationship among Hispanics/Latinos.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00082-9

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Author(s)

Murillo, Rosenda
Pirzada, Amber
Wu, Donghong
Gallo, Linda C.
Davis, Sonia M.
Ostrovsky, Natania W.
Penedo, Frank J.
Perreira, Krista M.
Reina, Samantha A.
Van Horn, Linda V.
Stamler, Jeremiah
Daviglus, Martha L.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

43

Issue Number

2

Pages

198-208

PMCID

PMC7340005

Reference ID

12688