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The relationship of psychosocial factors to total mortality among older Japanese-American men: The Honolulu Heart Program

TitleThe relationship of psychosocial factors to total mortality among older Japanese-American men: The Honolulu Heart Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCeria, CD, Masaki, KH, Rodriguez, BL, Chen, R, Yano, K, Curb, J
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics SocietyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume49
Pagination725-731
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number0002-8614<br/>1532-5415
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2001-11259-003
Keywords*Asians, *Death and Dying, *Etiology, *Psychosocial Factors, *Social Support, Human Male Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Mortality Rate, Psychological & Physical Disorders [3200], psychosocial factors, mortality, Asian-Americans, social networks, us
AbstractExamined the predictive value of psychosocial factors as risk factors for all-cause mortality. 3,497 men age 71-93 were examined and followed prospectively for all-cause mortality for an average of 6 years. Psychosocial data were obtained using the Lubben Social Networks Scale (LSNS). The LSNS consists of 10 items-family relationships (3 items), relationships with friends (3 items), and interdependent social supports and living arrangements (4 items). A significant dose-response relationship was noted with LSNS score and total mortality: 33.8% in the first quartile died over the follow-up period, 23.4% in the second, 18% in the third, and 15.7% in the fourth. 6-yr age-adjusted mortality rates were 66.2 45.7, 37.8, and 33.7 per 1,000 person years in the first, second, third, and fourth, respectively. Findings suggest that social networks were significantly independently associated with 6-year all-cause mortality in this cohort of older Japanese-American men. Social interventions in old age may reduce early mortality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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