Journal article

Association of Psychosocial Factors With Risk of Chronic Diseases: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study

Berhe W Sahle, Wen Chen, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Blessing J Akombi, Lal B Rawal, Andre MN Renzaho

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This study examines the prospective association between a range of psychosocial factors and common noncommunicable diseases. METHODS: In October 2018, nationally representative data were analyzed from 11,637 adults followed annually between 2003 and 2013. Participants reported on psychosocial factors they experienced in the 12 months preceding each wave. The onset of noncommunicable diseases was defined based on self-reported physician's diagnosis. Generalized estimating equations estimated the ORs and 95% CIs of psychosocial factors on noncommunicable diseases, controlling for other confounders. RESULTS: Social support index was inversely associated with the onset of anxiety o..

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