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Life Course Socioeconomic Disadvantage and the Aging Immune System: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study

Citation

Noppert, Grace A.; Stebbins, Rebecca C.; Dowd, Jennifer B.; Hummer, Robert A.; & Aiello, Allison E. (Online ahead of print). Life Course Socioeconomic Disadvantage and the Aging Immune System: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Previous research has documented a consistent association between current socioeconomic status (SES) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Early life is likely a critical period for CMV exposure and immune development, but less is known about early life socioeconomic factors and CMV, particularly in older age populations. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, we investigated the association between life course socioeconomic disadvantage and immune response to CMV among older adults.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa144

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

Author(s)

Noppert, Grace A.
Stebbins, Rebecca C.
Dowd, Jennifer B.
Hummer, Robert A.
Aiello, Allison E.

Year Published

Online ahead of print

PMCID

PMC Journal - In Process

Reference ID

13110