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Like Parent, Like Child: Intergenerational Patterns of Cardiovascular Risk Factors at Midlife

Citation

Jensen, Todd M.; Duke, Naomi N.; Harris, Kathleen Mullan; Hotz, V. Joseph; & Perreira, Krista M. (Online ahead of print). Like Parent, Like Child: Intergenerational Patterns of Cardiovascular Risk Factors at Midlife. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Abstract

PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the prevalence of four cardiovascular risk factors (obesity, diabetes, excessive alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking) for parents and their adult children at the same approximate midlife age. We also evaluated associations of parents' cardiovascular risk factors, childhood health exposures, and social contexts (i.e., family, school, and neighborhood) during adolescence with adult children's cardiovascular health at midlife.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.039

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Adolescent Health

Author(s)

Jensen, Todd M.
Duke, Naomi N.
Harris, Kathleen Mullan
Hotz, V. Joseph
Perreira, Krista M.

Year Published

Online ahead of print

NIHMSID

NIHMS1610190

Reference ID

12970