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What impacts the psychological health of Filipino American women

Published on Jan 1, 2014in Asian American Journal of Psychology1
· DOI :10.1037/a0037781
Ma. Teresa G. Tuason8
Estimated H-index: 8
,
Irma B. Ancheta5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Cynthia Battie7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Objective: Although elevated body mass index (BMI) increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes universally, the BMI associated with increased risk for these two diseases needs to be established for Filipino American women (FAW). The relationship of BMI with diabetes and other CVD risk factors in FAW was investigated to determine if BMI levels less than the conventional 25 kg/m2 are associated with increased CVD risk factors. Methods: In a cross-sectional study conducted in f...
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Hypertension remains disproportionately high among Filipinos compared to other racial and ethnic minority populations, and little research on cardiovascular disease risk factors has been conducted among Filipino immigrants in the Northeastern part of the United States. To determine hypertension prevalence and risk factors among Filipino Americans in the New York City area, blood pressure and other clinical measurements were taken from a sample of Filipino Americans during 119 community health sc...
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A robust, linear association between socioeconomic status (SES) and health has been identified across many populations and health outcomes. This relationship is typically monotonic, so that each step down the SES hierarchy brings increased vulnerability to disease and premature mortality. Despite growing attention to health disparities, scientists and policymakers have made little progress toward confronting their causes and implementing effective solutions. Using the reserve capacity model (Gal...
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