Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4905

Date

2017

Date of Award

4-14-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Major

Public Health

Concentration

Epidemiology

Committee Chair

Vikki Nolan

Committee Member

Fawaz Mzayek

Committee Member

George Relyea

Abstract

The aims of this study are to evaluate allostatic load and explore factors that could be associated with high allostatic load in New York City (NYC) residents. This study may provide insight into the physiological impact of chronic stress in NYC residents by identifying risk factors related to high allostatic load, future morbidity and early mortality. Data for this project came from the NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES) 2013–2014, a population-based, cross sectional survey of NYC non-institutionalized adult residents. About half the population had high allostatic load. Predictors included gender, age, race/ethnicity, duration of US residence among immigrants, marital status, sexual orientation, education, employment status, household income, neighborhood income, health insurance, general physical health, physical activity, and sleep problems. This study could help the NYC Department of Health more precisely apply the City’s resources to the health needs of the NYC population by designing interventions around these predictors.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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