A study of more than 20,000 middle-aged U.S. adults found that lower-income status was associated with an increased risk for hypertension compared to other middle-aged adults with higher incomes. Those with higher incomes were found to be at increased risk for diabetes and obesity. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Declines in cardiovascular mortality have stagnated over the past decade in the United States, driven in part by an increase in deaths among middle-aged adults. There is growing concern that these changes have been concentrated in middle-aged adults with low incomes, a population that is disproportionately affected by social determinants linked to poor cardiovascular health. However, little is known about how the burden of cardiovascular risk factors has changed among middle-aged adults by income level over the past two decades.
MedicalXpress/november 21, 2023