CitationFeinstein, Lydia; Douglas, Christian E.; Stebbins, Rebecca C.; Pawelec, Graham; Simanek, Amanda M.; & Aiello, Allison E. (2016). Does Cytomegalovirus Infection Contribute to Socioeconomic Disparities in All-Cause Mortality?. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 158, 53-61. PMCID: PMC5018206
AbstractThe social patterning of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and its implication in aging suggest that the virus may partially contribute to socioeconomic disparities in mortality. We used Cox regression and inverse odds ratio weighting to quantify the proportion of the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and all-cause mortality that was attributable to mediation by CMV seropositivity. Data were from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III (1988-1994), with mortality follow-up through December 2011. SES was assessed as household income (income-to-poverty ratio =1.30;>1.30 to=1.85;>1.85 to=3.50;>3.50) and education (
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleMechanisms of Ageing and Development
Douglas, Christian E.
Stebbins, Rebecca C.
Simanek, Amanda M.
Aiello, Allison E.