Date of Award
Master of Public Health
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Wang, Lisa Erin, "Predictors of High Allostatic Load in the Diverse, Urban Population of New York City" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1610.