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Families, Resources, and Suicide: Combined Effects on Mortality
Important resources from family support systems, employment, and educational attainment inhibit the risk of death. Independently, these factors are particularly salient for suicide, but it is less clear how they combine to affect mortality. Using National Health Interview Survey data from 1986 to 2004 (N = 935,802), prospectively linked to mortality ...
Families, Resources, and Adult Health: Where Do Sexual Minorities Fit?
Extensive research documents the relevance of families and socioeconomic resources to health. This paper extends that research to sexual minorities, using twelve years of the National Health Interview Survey (N = 460,459) to examine self-evaluations of health among male and female adults living in same sex and opposite sex relationships. Adjusting ...
Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk?
Objective: This article investigates the role of social context on individual suicide mortality with attention paid to the possibility that contextual effects are simply the sum of individual characteristics associated with suicide. Methods: We use restricted data from the 1986–2006 National Health Interview Survey-Linked Mortality Files, which include ...
Democracy and self-rated health across 67 countries: A multilevel analysis
Existing research has found a positive association between countries' level of democratic governance and the health of their populations, although that research is limited by the use of data from small numbers of high-income countries or aggregate data that do not assess individual-level health outcomes. We extend prior research by using multilevel ...
The Social Side of Accidental Death
Mortality from unintentional injuries, or accidents, represents major and understudied causes of death in the United States. Epidemiological studies show social factors, such as socioeconomic and marital status, relate with accidental death. But social theories posit a central role for social statuses on mortality risk, stipulating greater relevance ...
Community social environments and cigarette smoking
Cigarette smoking remains a primary contributor to health disparities in the United States, and significant evidence suggests that smoking behavior is socially influenced. Though residential neighborhoods are important for health disparities, recent evidence suggests that people spend the majority of their waking time away from the residential ...
Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Characteristics and Children's Food Insecurity
(CHILDREN AT RISK Institute, 2012)